Stanford Libraries is looking for a full-time Metadata Librarian for Hebraica and Judaica resources to join the Metadata Creation Unit in Metadata Services. The Libraries' values are rooted in a commitment of mutual respect and the idea that every member of the staff has something to contribute, and that learning is constant. We seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives and collaborate with colleagues across the organization.
About Stanford Libraries:
Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 12 million items. Everyone in the organization plays a vital role in fulfilling that objective. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships. We are constantly building and strengthening our organization, and we recognize striving for excellence is a marathon and not a sprint. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, our profession as well as the greater academic arena. We are invested in the success of our teams and the individuals who represent Stanford Libraries.
About the position:
Reporting to the Team Leader of the Middle East, South Asia, Africana & Hebraica Team (MESAAH), the Metadata Librarian for Hebraica and Judaica resources supports the creation, organization, and maintenance of metadata to facilitate search, discovery, and access to Hebrew language resources and other bibliographic entities in various formats acquired by the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) using traditional cataloging standards as well as existing and emerging metadata schemas and techniques, such as linked data.
Creates discovery metadata for Hebraica & Judaica resources in Hebrew and other languages in multiple formats, including rare materials, applying the metadata schema appropriate to the material as defined by policy. Currently, predominant schemas are RDA applied according to the PCC standards and MODS for describing digital collections held in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). Creates finding aids for archival collections.
Responsible for associated entity management, authority work, and quality control as defined by policy for particular schemas. Participates in the PCC NACO and SACO programs as applicable, as well as other entity management projects (ISNI, Wikidata, etc.).
Collaborates with team members to evaluate, select, and apply metadata schemas and techniques, standards, data elements, and thesauri to provide description and access to SUL collections.
Serves as Hebrew language & script expert for Technical Services and Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) staff, and acts as primary contact for issues with our integrated library system (ILS), currently SIRSI Symphony, Blacklight discovery layer, SearchWorks, and the SDR for Hebrew language & script materials.
Participates in the development of Stanford's linked-data environment and the planned implementation of the open-source ILS FOLIO.
May act as project manager or consultant for the creation and management of descriptive and other metadata for selected projects in Metadata Services and in collaboration with other departments or multi-department teams.
Maintains active communication with the curator responsible for Hebraica and Judaica collections.
May create discovery metadata for other humanities resources.
May supervise staff or student staff.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Advanced degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or equivalent in education and relevant experience.
To be considered at the Librarian 2 level:
Two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant library setting or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of Hebrew and of one or more of the following languages in addition to English: Yiddish, Ladino, or Judeo-Arabic.
Basic knowledge of current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the department.
Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards and platforms, such as BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, MODS, Wikidata, Sinopia, and relevant thesauri or ontologies, as required by special projects.
Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine-actionable metadata languages, principles of linked data, and ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies preferred.
High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, 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.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across departmental boundaries in a fast-paced environment; some project experience preferred.
Ability to be flexible, organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involving a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows.
Commitment to professional development and service.
To be considered at the Librarian 2 level:
Demonstrated experience applying cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
Involvement in relevant professional activities on the local and national level, including committee work, conference attendance, and presentations.
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.
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.
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