Library Specialist 3

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Stanford University
Location
School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Library Specialist 3🔍School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States📁Library📅Aug 27, 2021 Post Date📅91071 Requisition #Position Description: This position is 75% FTE, and the hours are 9:30am – 5:30pm four days a week, during the academic year (mid-September through mid-June). The position includes a seasonal leave for 16 weeks in the summer.

School/Unit Description: The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 23 departments—from Art and Art History, English, and History to Economics, Mathematics, and Biology—as well as 23 interdisciplinary programs. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

Department/Program Description: The Department of Philosophy embodies a lively community of philosophers with a broad range of scholarly interests. The Department offer rigorous, competitive programs in traditional core areas of philosophy, as well as opportunities to explore sometimes-neglected subfields like feminist philosophy or aesthetics. The traditional strengths in logic and the philosophy of science remain central to the department, and they are now complemented by very strong programs in action theory, ethics and political philosophy, language, mind and epistemology, and the history of philosophy — especially ancient philosophy and Kant studies.

Position Summary: The Departments of Philosophy is seeking a Library Specialist 3 to act as the sole librarian for the Tanner Library, located in the Department of Philosophy. The Library Specialist 3 reports directly to the Director of Finance & Operations, and must possess and demonstrate a positive outlook on continuous process improvement efforts while maintaining a team-based and customer-focused mindset. The Library Specialist performs a variety of complex duties within the Tanner Library, and applies specialized knowledge and/or subject expertise under minimal supervision, exercising a high degree of initiative, overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment. The librarian exhibits the abilities to practice sound judgment and decision-making, is effective in their written & oral communication, and has strong attention to detail and respectful relationship management. This position must also exhibit a strong desire to continuously learn new and unfamiliar business topics, policies and procedures as they relate to the Library Specialist 3 position – the ability to translate this information into operational successes will be critical.

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If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide reference and research assistance.
  • Monitor circulation, stack maintenance, and reserves in a small unit.
  • Compile detailed finding aids to archival collections.
  • Perform complex cataloging tasks, including reviewing and modifying descriptive elements for materials in all formats.
  • Draft reports for supervisor.
  • Perform a wide range of activities throughout a variety of digitization workflows for library materials.
  • Perform a full range of acquisition activities (e.g.ordering, payment, and handling complex serial records).
  • Perform opening and closing activities.
  • Supervise the operations of a library unit including supervision of student and temporary workers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

Education & Experience:

Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or a combination of education and relevant experience..

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of complex, information systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative to analyze and recommend new procedures.

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, Stanford’s library system.

Certifications and Licenses:

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp 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.
  • Rarely use a telephone, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), 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 70 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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Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Job Code: 1733
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 91071

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