Stanford Libraries is looking for a full time Collection Care Project Specialist to join our Preservation team. The Librariesvaluesare 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.
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.
Stanford Libraries Preservation Department manages the long-term preservation of library collections, employing numerous strategies to prolong the useful life of a variety of formats for teaching, research, digital projects, and exhibitions. Through the complementary work of two units, Collection Care and Conservation Services, the Preservation department stabilizes, repairs, houses, and prepares library collections for storage, use, digitization, and exhibition. As one of five departments in Technical and Access Services, Preservation works closely with units across the library organization to achieve the thoughtful stewardship of library resources.
About the Position:
Under general supervision of the Preservation Librarian with some degree of initiative, the Collection Care Project Specialist will work on a team tasked with the preservation assessment and housing of collection items moving to new storage locations. You will create custom housings for the rare book collection using a computerized box-cutting machine and prepare off-the-shelf housings for circulating book and paper collections. You will evaluate circulating collection materials for housing needs, and prepare brittle, fragile, and non-standard collection items for shelving and use. As a project team member, you will work closely with colleagues in Collection Care and Special Collections to evaluate and address the preservation needs of Stanford Libraries collections. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has strong communication skills, and works well in a team environment.
Shelf preparation - (80%)
*Prepare off-the-shelf enclosures, order custom phase boxes, handle shelf preparation and polyethylene barcode strapping for fragile, brittle, and non-standard paper-based and media collection items
*Operate computerized box-making equipment
*Assist with collection assessment and evaluation of circulating collections for repair, housing, and special processing needs
*Perform basic item processing, including creating shelf labels and duplicating barcodes for enclosures and custom boxes
*Create custom polyethylene book jacket protectors
*Prepare materials for transportation between storage locations and Collection Care
*Charge and discharge items
*Update workflow and procedure documentation
*Other duties as assigned according to project need
Problem solving (20%)
*Communicate with colleagues in other library units and branches to resolve shelf preparation and item processing issues
*Perform item searches
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:
*Two-year college degree plus one or more years of experience in an academic library, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*Knowledge of preservation principles and practices
*Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
*Able to apply judgment in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives
*Able to communicate library policy
*Able to learn library operational skills
*Basic knowledge of computer and photocopy/scanning equipment technology
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:
*Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently
*Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets, email and collaboration software
*Experience using an integrated library system
*Ability to push a cart weighing up to 650 lbs. that requires an initial push force up to 70 lbs.
*Ability to work in an environment that is dusty and or moldy
*Ability to lift books that are up to 10 pounds
*Ability to kneel and reach
*Must be able to stand for many hours
* - 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 $53,000 - $68,000 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:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our cultureand uniqueperksempower you with:
*Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
*A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
*A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits.
*Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
*Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?