Head Librarian, Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education & Experience:

 

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent in training and experience are desirable. Educational background in the field of earth, energy, environmental sciences, or sustainability strongly desired; an advanced degree in a relevant field is highly desirable.
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Substantial knowledge of and/or experience in academic or research libraries and university research environments are required.

 

  • Strong subject competence in EESE and understanding of collection development in academic or research libraries.

 

  • Demonstrated professional accomplishments relevant to the responsibilities of this position are required.  These may include scholarly publications, teaching experience, and library-related publications and presentation.

 

  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and management skills. Salary and appointment level commensurate with years of experience leading an organization (e.g. library, department, etc.).

 

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with library staff as well as with faculty and students is required.  Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse workplace environment is also required.

 

  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally, in writing, and through online platforms, is required.

 

For consideration at the Librarian 2 level:

 

  • Degree in earth, energy, environmental sciences/engineering or relevant subject discipline or an advanced degree in Library Science with demonstrated understanding the relevant subject matter and the workings of academic libraries.
  • Three or more years of experience in a relevant library setting or similar organization with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience.

 

For consideration at the Librarian 3 level:

 

  • Degree in earth, energy, environmental sciences/engineering or relevant subject discipline or an advanced degree in Library Science with demonstrated understanding the relevant subject matter and the workings of academic libraries.
  • Five years or more of experience in a relevant library setting or similar organization with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience.

 

Physical Requirements*:

  • 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.

 

Working Conditions:

  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evening, and weekends.

 

Work Standards:

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

 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

 

Read about Stanford Libraries values: https://library.stanford.edu/our-values.

 

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