Associate Director for Technical Services, Robert Crown Law Library

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Job Purpose

Working under the supervision of the Library Director, the Associate Director for Technical Services provides vision, leadership, and management for the library’s acquisitions, cataloging, continuing resources, and digital projects staff; supports, recommends, and implements new initiatives and technologies for managing and processing print and electronic resources; collaborates with library staff in other law library departments and with Stanford University colleagues and maintains open communication channels; and actively participates on law library and/or University-wide teams.


Each member of the Robert Crown Law Library works to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment for all members of the community. Diversity enriches the library team through exposure to 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.


Core Duties

The Associate Director for Technical Services oversees and/or directly manages a team currently consisting of three professional librarians and four staff members, which is responsible for acquiring and processing library materials in all formats to support faculty and student research and teaching. This position also hires, mentors, and retains staff; formulates, develops, implements, and documents necessary policies, procedures, and statistics; and provides expenditure reports in support of planning and monitoring for the library budget. As a senior member of the law library’s management team, the Associate Director for Technical Services participates in developing library policies and providing consultation for law library operations, as well as facilitating collaboration between law library and Stanford University Libraries with regard to technical services workflows and special projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent degree;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, including acquisitions, payments, cataloging, and serials processing with experience in one or more technical services department functions;

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of full-time and other staff in a technical services department, preferably for six years or more;

  • Effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills;

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection management, current collection development issues, and trends at academic and research libraries, including an understanding of emerging information technology and its applications for collection development;

  • Knowledge of current best practices and future trends in acquisitions procedures, current and future cataloging standards and data management technology, and serials and electronic resources management, including negotiation and licensing issues;

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills;

  • Knowledge and experience with library and information technologies related to technical services and proficiency with integrated library system(s), SirsiDynix Symphony strongly preferred;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment; excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of successful budget management experience.

  • Experience working in a law library or with legal information resources.

  • Experience working with legal information vendors.

  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.





  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.




  • 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 from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

  • 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,




  • Candidates must apply online via the Stanford Careers website at and submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to Tatyana Bukina, Library Administration Coordinator, Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before August 13. Interviews will be held using health and travel protocols in place at the time.



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


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.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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