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Education & Experience:

Two-year college degree plus one or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Bachelor's degree in Japanese related field preferred (e.g. Japanese, Asian Studies, History, Political Science, Library Studies, with course work or concentration in Japanese language, culture, and/or history).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to understand and communicate library policy
  • Ability to apply judgment in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives
  • Ability to learn library operational skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer and photocopy/scanning equipment technology
  • Ability to use appropriate software for reproduction of primary source materials
  • Ability to read and write Japanese at an advanced level required

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to compile detailed finding aids to archival collections.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using SirsiDynix's Symphony preferred.
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None


  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
  • 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. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.

*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 his or her job.


  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold


  • 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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