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Education & Experience:

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent of education and experience.

Two or more years of relevant work experience required, three years preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Deep appreciation for and demonstrated understanding of the purpose and structure of library and archives-related discovery metadata.
  • Broad knowledge of digital repository functions, services, and requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of EAD, MARC and current archival description and library cataloging practices.
  • Familiarity with METS/ALTO, MODS, Dublin Core or other similar metadata standards.
  • Familiarity with XML, RDF, and other machine actionable languages; familiarity with, or ability to learn, linked data principles and standards.
  • Demonstrated past experience with, or the ability to learn, practices which automate repetitive data manipulation and normalization through tools and techniques such as Open Refine, MARCEdit, Python and/or scripting for text and data parsing.
  • Demonstrated ability with, or proven ability to learn, skills such as XSLT or scripting to transform and remediate metadata.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace and/or integrated library systems and discovery platforms preferred.
  • Experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools to improve metadata interoperability across various schemas and software platforms preferred.
  • Knowledge of non-bibliographic metadata standards such as technical, preservation, structural, packaging, and transfer metadata schemes.
  • Demonstrated ability to use online and PC-based applications for data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex detail-oriented work.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a highly demanding environment.
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated ability with supervision or evidence of ability to learn.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None


  • Sit a great deal of the time; 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 15 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Occasionally 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 his or her job.


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


  • 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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