Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Data Control Senior Specialist to join the Metadata Services. The Libraries values are rooted in a commitment of mutual respect, 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. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule once training is complete.
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:
The Senior Specialist is primarily responsible for processing automated reports to correct complex errors in bibliographic, call number, item & holding records in the online catalog, to adapt existing reports to identify and monitor additional errors, and to manually maintain and update bibliographic data when necessary. The Specialist also performs some copy cataloging and may create abbreviated level bibliographic records according to local policies and guidelines.
Correct complex errors in various types of records that enhance discoverability of library resources in our online catalog (e.g. bibliographic records, call number records, item records, holdings records), through processing error reports produced by local systems and by vendors and adapting existing reports to identify and monitor additional errors.
Maintain and update bibliographic, holdings, and item records
Create abbreviated level bibliographic records according to local policies and guidelines, including deriving a record from copy.
Perform copy or "enhanced" copy cataloging (e.g., adding a call number to resources that lack classification) for resources added to the collection
Determine subject content of books in different languages and assign Library of Congress call number and subject keywords
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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 and Experience:
Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of complex, information systems.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative to analyze and recommend new procedures.
Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email.
Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using SirsiDynix's Symphony or FOLIO preferred.
Thorough knowledge of catalog records and MARC21 formats, with the ability to effectively search bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC)
Excellent 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.
Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and as a team member, under pressure, in a highly demanding environment.
Record of excellent attendance.
Demonstrated ability to process materials in a wide variety of foreign languages and subjects.
Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects.
Ability to determine basic subject matter of materials and input appropriate subject keywords in English.
Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats.
Ability to work with a variety of digitized physical formats (e.g., images, maps) and languages.
Proficiency in reading at least one other Western European language besides English.
Ability to locate class numbers corresponding to the main subject using LC's Classification Web database and, as necessary, bibliographic databases.
Demonstrated library experience working with serial publications.
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 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. 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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
The expected pay range for this position is $63,000-$75,500 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.
Why Stanford is for You:
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