This position is dual posted at Librarian 1 or 2 at 65% FTE.
Stanford Libraries (SL) is seeking a part-time Assistant Map Librarian to catalog and manage projects related to the Branner Earth Sciences Library Map Collections. The Map Collections emphasize topographic and geologic mapping for California specifically and for the United States on a research-level scale dating from 1900 to the present. Special areas of collecting interest include European and Asian maps from World War II, maps of China, Mexico, South America, and sub-Saharan Africa, and road maps of the United States from 1927 to the present.
The Library is deeply engaged in cataloging, scanning and providing access to the physical and the digital collections in interesting and innovative ways. The person in this position will work closely with the geospatial and map staff to bring to light new and existing collections for use by scholars at Stanford and beyond. The librarian will also staff the reference desk at the David Rumsey Map Center (DRMC).
The position is based in the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections and reports to the Assistant Director of Geospatial and Cartographic Services.
Catalogs cartographic and spatial materials for both Branner Library and the DRMC using RDA and AACR2R cataloging standards in MARC and MODS schemas.
Manages metadata remediation including record cleanup for legacy collections.
Trains, supervises, and directs the work of a Library Specialist 2, students, temp/casual employees hired for specific projects, and occasional interns.
Works with the Assistant Director on projects to provide enhanced access to the cartographic collections (web pages, index interfaces, etc.).
Performs onsite reference services for the Stanford community for maps, both physical and digital.
Works in conjunction with the Cartographic Metadata Librarian on both digital and paper-based cataloging projects as needed.
In coordination with the Assistant Director, helps plan the allocation of resources for the various paper and electronic map collections' physical growth.
Coordinates movement of cartographic materials to SAL3.
Oversees flow of materials to and from the scanning lab.
Staffs the reference desk as needed at the DRMC.
At a Librarian 2 level:
Work with the Assistant Director to secure grant funding to work through backlogs in the collections, providing project management and overseeing work of those hired on the grant.
Manages the processes and procedures for ingesting new gift collections.
Designs, implements, and manages workflows for original and copy cataloging, using all available resources from the professional librarian staff to hourly employees and student workers.
Education and 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. Two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant library setting or a combination of education and relevant experience required at the Librarian 2 level.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (at Librarian 1 level):
Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
Effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated broad knowledge of library discovery environments, office automation software, and online resources.
Ability to quickly learn and use print and online tools and resources and in area of specialization.
Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities May Include (at Librarian 1 level):
Experience with cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats. Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department.
Background working with maps or spatial data (desired).
High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows and Mac, word processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems); high level computer competency kept up to date through continuous learning.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
Evidence of independent work, as a team member, and across departmental boundaries in a fast-paced environment.
Friendly, personable and willing to work directly with the public.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (at Librarian 2 level):
Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
Demonstrated understanding of the broad scope of library operations with ability to understand how their role interacts with the rest of the organization.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library.
Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate online resources in terms of content quality, functionality and user interface issues.
Ability to independently perform complex job functions such as collection management reviews, preparation of major exhibits, developing policies for business practices.
Consistent display of strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated bibliographic expertise or basic managerial/supervisory skills.
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities May Include (at Librarian 2 level):
Practical working knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats. Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department.
Experience in principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Experience with management of staff on short term and long term projects.
Demonstrated high level of comfort in digital environments coupled with the ability to read complex visual information.
Commitment to professional development and service.
Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows.
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 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 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.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Code: 1781/1782
Job Grade: G/H
Location: University Libraries, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford 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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