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Education & Experience:


  • Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and five years of experience in a relevant library setting with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of a broad range of cataloging principles, standards, and procedures as defined by RDA, MARC21, MODS, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), including knowledge of PCC BIBCO standards and NACO procedures
  • Knowledge of library linked data standards and applications, including BIBFRAME, and ability to adapt and extend traditional library standards to meet the needs of a linked data environment; experience with RDF serializations and ontology modeling preferred
  • Knowledge of, and preferably experience with, tools that assist in metadata creation and remediation outside the ILS or Connexion environments (e.g., OpenRefine, MARCedit)
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, managing, and developing cataloging and metadata workflows
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and training of cataloging and metadata librarians or other staff
  • Ability to manage projects, develop policies or drive library initiatives across functional lines; broader knowledge of technical services workflows preferred
  • Ability to interact with developers and outsourcing vendors to articulate metadata requirements and needs
  • Evidence of professional contribution, engagement and achievement beyond the library in relevant professional and/or academic communities
  • Consistent display of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Experience with ISNI, Wikidata, and/or data modeling in RDF preferred
  • Language expertise in at least one language other than English; Romance, Baltic, or South Asian languages preferred


For Consideration at the Librarian 4 level:   

Education & Experience:


  • Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline and ten years of experience in a relevant library setting, demonstrating a high level of expertise and active engagement in metadata, library linked data, and/or entity management standards development at a national or international level or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Substantial professional experience and accomplishment in a library technical services or other relevant setting.
  • Substantial training, managerial and supervisory skills and experience
  • Practical and/or managerial experience with ISNI, Wikidata and/or data modeling strongly preferred
  • Experience with identifying, evaluating, recommending, and implementing new services, technology, and complex work flows
  • Evidence of leadership in relevant professional or academic communities and/or national or international recognition of relevant expertise
  • Ability to exercise a high level of initiative, sound judgment and leadership
  • Demonstrated success in working across organizational lines to develop metadata-related initiatives and plan for implementation, and carry out implementation



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, evenings, 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.



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