Collection Development Librarian, Stanford Law School

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Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant library setting or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • J.D. or advanced degree in a humanities discipline with demonstrated knowledge of legal literature
  • Experience researching legal materials in multiple formats
  • Experience providing outstanding research service
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with digital collections and understanding of digital humanities methodologies
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in building, maintaining, and delivering library collections and services
  • 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 other library departments and campus communities
  • Strong project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent degree
  • Experience working with historical or legal archival collections, including selection, analysis, and assessment
  • Familiarity with collection analysis tools and metrics
  • Engagement with emerging technologies and trends in digital humanities
  • Experience working on library or archival digitization projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and privacy issues as they relate to library collections
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Evidence of successful budget management experience
  • Experience negotiating licensing agreements with information product vendors
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language

Working Conditions

  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Hybrid working arrangements may be available.

Work Standards

  • 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,

Why Stanford is for you.

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with


  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • 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.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

Candidates must apply online via the Stanford Careers website and submit a cover letter and CV/resume. Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before February 1, 2023.

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 is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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