Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Stanford Libraries is seeking a Dolby Media Archivist to join the Department of Special Collections. They will be responsible for processing the personal papers of Ray Dolby, helping to create an online exhibit, supervising digitization, and creating descriptive metadata. They will report to one of the Hohbach Archivists and work primarily out of the Redwood City campus. This is a temporary 1.5-year position.
About Stanford Libraries:
Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently more than 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.
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 are seeking a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives.
About the Department of Special Collections & University Archives:
The Department of Special Collections & University Archives acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available primary source materials to support the research needs of Stanford students, faculty, and administration, as well as the global community of scholars. The holdings of the Department comprise more than 260,000 rare, fine press, and artists' books, and some 59 million pages and 350 terabytes of unpublished manuscripts and photographs. Collections include the papers of scientists, mathematicians, technologists, artists, writers, historians, and visionaries; medieval manuscripts; archival photographs; and records of corporations and non-profit organizations with a special interest on Silicon Valley, California, and Mexican American history.
About the Position:
Under the direction of the Hohbach Archivist and the Assistant Director, the Dolby Media Archivist is responsible to arrange, describe, and make ready for use the papers of Ray Dolby; some of the archival materials will be in audio-visual and digital formats.
The Project Archivist will be responsible for interpreting the context and arrangement of the files in the collection, including audiovisual elements, photographs, memorabilia, etc.
This position will be based Stanford University's Redwood City campus.
* Execute the assessment, arrangement, and description of all materials in the Ray Dolby papers, including physical materials, artifacts, and memorabilia, audiovisual, image, computer files, and databases as well as according to standards such as DACS or ISAD(G)
o Survey collection and determine the level of descriptive detail necessary to facilitate discovery and access.
o Personally, processes collection materials and may supervise the work of logistics staff.
o Identifies materials appropriate for temporary transfer to Conservation, the Stanford Media Preservation Laboratory, the Born Digital Preservation Laboratory, or the Digital Production Group; coordinates that work in collaboration with the Hohbach Archivist and the Assistant Director and tracks it via JIRA.
o Determines appropriate discovery and access mechanisms for processed collection materials, including any restrictions based on legal agreements, copyright law, privacy law, university policy, preservation assessments, or related concerns, in consultation with the Hohbach Archivist and the Assistant Director as needed.
o Completes end-processing activities such as labeling and barcoding containers and updating bibliographic and item records in Sirsi Dynix or supervises logistics staff on this effort.
o Creates, updates, and publishes EAD XML finding aids using ArchivesSpace.
o Transfers materials to/from storage in collaboration with other staff.
* Work independently and make judgments and recommendations about content appraisal and access and report to the immediate supervisor on critical decisions.
* Manage time to complete and oversee the organization and description of assigned collection.
* Publish articles on project discoveries and updates on SUL blogs or Instagram account.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* - 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:
Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies for managing, processing, preserving, and providing access to archival collections in analog and digital formats.
* Experience assessing, arranging, and describing archival collections that include multiple formats.
* Familiarity with collections management and tracking applications, e.g. ArchivesSpace and Aeon.
* Consistent display of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills.
* Ability to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team environment.
* Ability to collaborate and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library and outside the library, including collection curators and creators.
* Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution, and recommend appropriate courses of action.
* Demonstrated ability to evaluate and improve online resources in terms of content quality, functionality, and user interface issues.
* Evidence of engagement in relevant professional or academic communities.
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities May Include:
* Experience applying library and archival descriptive and metadata standards (e.g. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS); ability to rapidly learn and implement new descriptive practices adopted by the department and/or Stanford Libraries
* High level of proficiency with computers and desktop applications, including e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Trello.
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* Must be able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive or restricted information
* Will assist in grant/gift reporting as necessary
* Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
* Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* 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 a 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.
Why Stanford is for You
Contemplate the challenges our planet faces today and the sustainability solutions we will develop in the coming years. 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 culture and unique perks empower you with:
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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 at Librarian 1 is $73,000 to 92,000 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 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?