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Education & Experience:

Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant library setting or a combination of education and relevant experience.


One to two years' experience with digital repository management, digital reformatting for preservation and access, digital collection development, data migration, and/or digital preservation and access strongly preferred. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience cataloging, converting, migrating, and bulk uploading digital assets such as still images, sound recording, moving images, and born digitals. 
  • Broad knowledge of digital repository functions, services, and requirements.
  • Knowledge with or ability to learn the following applications/platforms: Samvera digital repository framework, Libsafe, OpenAccess, ArchivesSpace, LIMB Processing, TMS. 
  • Experience creating, editing, and executing scripted data transformations in XML and JSON. Knowledge of EAD, CSV, and MARC preferred. 
  • Experience with command-line tools and basic Python and bash scripting.
  • Demonstrated experience in running quarantine checks, checksum, and format validation with expertise with digital preservation packaging schemes and versioning conventions (e.g. BagIt, OCFL, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated experience with data migration, ingestion, curation, and mapping.
  • Familiarity with various digital file formats, digitization, and digital reformatting practices. 
  • Working knowledge of digital preservation standards, web content management systems and Library & Archives community standards such as Premis schema. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards and practices associated with linked data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to adjust to changes and reprioritizations.
  • Effective at meeting deadlines, adjusting priorities, and working on multiple projects simultaneously. 


Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including an understanding of contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the broad scope of library operations with the ability to understand how their role interacts with the rest of the organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library.


Certifications and Licenses:

  • None



  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps 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, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, 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 50 pounds.


*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 the job.



  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4–10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.
  • May require some evening and weekend work across multiple time zones in support of projects.
  • Opportunities for a hybrid work schedule may be negotiable.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with 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.
  • 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.

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University 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.

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