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Stanford Law School, on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities, offers unmatched opportunities. We are known for our collegial culture, intimate and egalitarian. In this close-knit community, collaboration and the open exchange of ideas are essential to life and learning. Students, faculty, staff, alumni — all support and inspire each other to explore, excel and contribute to the world through law. At SLS, we are driven by a passion for new ideas and a commitment to transformative solutions. The Robert Crown Law Library, primarily serving Stanford Law School, seeks an Access Services Specialist who will provide excellent library services to the Law School and to the greater Stanford Community.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Robert Crown Law Library. We work to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment for all members of the community. Diversity enriches the library team through inclusion of a broad range of experiences and engagement with the world, helping the library identify challenges and implement solutions to the benefit of our research mission and our entire law school and university community.

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      A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

      A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

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Working under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, Access Services Specialists are responsible for staffing the Borrowing Services Desk and providing a wide range of library services. Additionally, they monitor access points, enforce library policies, monitor library study-space, and provide delivery services. The Access Services team collaborates on a range of projects such as reserves processing, interlibrary loan, scanning and delivery of library material, creating documentation, and other duties as assigned. If you have excellent customer service skills and the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, this position may be the right career opportunity for you.


Circulation and Access Services Duties (100%) 


      Staffing service points including the Borrowing Services Desk and providing courteous service to users, including performing routine circulation functions, answering user inquiries, enforcing library policies, and paging material from locked stacks and microfilm collections, as needed.

      Monitors and responds professionally to the circulation and ILL/document delivery ticketing queues via LibAnswers.

      Performs stacks maintenance duties.

      May be responsible for opening and closing activities.

      May assist in day-to-day management of student staff to oversee project progress and maintain adequate circulation desk staffing.

      Collects and maintains library statistics; may produce reports for management.

      Documents work via written guides and spreadsheets.

      Confers with Access Services Librarian to revise procedures, streamline for effectiveness, and proposes enhancements.

      Performs library and building walkthroughs.

      Follows developments in emerging technologies and works with Access Services team members to propose new or updated services.

      Restocks, maintains, and facilitates ordering of supplies for students.



      Assists with filling interlibrary loan requests, including searching via SearchWorks, OCLC WorldCat, and other systems.

      Performs scanning and delivery services for law school users, law faculty, law journals, and library staff.

      Coordinates with other Stanford University Libraries to pull and deliver requested material to law school faculty and law library staff.

      Assists users in locating and accessing both print and digital materials.

      Supports digitization projects, which may include scanning, editing images, and technical troubleshooting.

Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience:

Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or a combination of education and relevant experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.

      Ability to understand, communicate, and enforce library policy with courtesy and professionalism.

      Ability to apply judgment in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives.

      Ability to learn library operational skills.

      Basic leadership skills.

      Computing and word processing skills, including the ability to create, format, and edit spreadsheets and word documents.

      Strong written and verbal communication skills.

      Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as with a team.


      Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.

      Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

      Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand.

      Rarely use a telephone, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), operate hand controls.

      Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 70 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



      Tentative work schedule is Tuesday-Saturday (Tuesday-Thursday: 10:30am-7:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm).

      May work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

      Hours are subject to change.

      May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.

      This is a fully onsite position.



      Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues, library users, and external organizations.

      Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

      Promote Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Demonstrates sensitivity in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities and a commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for the SLS community.

      Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

To be considered, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.


The expected pay range for this position is $59,000 to $76,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.


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