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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience. MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent required; a concentration in archives preferred; a second master’s or other advanced degree is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience processing and cataloging archival or manuscript collections required.
  • Some experience working with digital archival materials
  • Experience working with collections in the history of science, technology or medicine is desirable
  • Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive and metadata standards (e.g. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Dublin Core, MODS) required.
  • Familiarity with collections management and tracking applications (e.g. Aeon, ArchivesSpace, Voyager) required.
  • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in AACR2, the MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats, and LC subject headings and classification.
  • High level of proficiency with computers and desktop applications, including Microsoft Office suite, Acrobat, Trello, etc.
  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a rapidly changing environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the broad scope of library operations with ability to understand how their role interacts with the rest of the organization.
     

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 a 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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