Located in the heart of the Stanford University Medical Center, Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center enables biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we create, acquire, deliver and integrate information to support Stanford Medicine's excellence in research, education and patient care. Our Access Services Department seeks a motivated and resourceful Library Specialist 3 to perform a variety of complex duties in circulation and other functional areas of the library. Reporting to the Access Services Department Manager, the Library Specialist 3 will work closely with other staff to achieve our collective goals to support Stanford Medicine's quest to advance human health. Come join us!
This position covers all aspects of circulation duties such as charging and discharging library and course reserve materials, answering questions, providing technical and computer assistance, registering new patrons, and taking payment for library fines and fees. The Library Specialist 3 must successfully interpret and communicate library policies and procedures, develop a rich and varied knowledge of library resources and services, and skillfully manage referrals. S/he will be called upon to assist the Research & Instruction Team to answer reference questions and the Web Team on special projects. S/he will be also called upon to troubleshoot and maintain library technology, including printers, copiers, and scanners.
Perform a wide range of circulation activities throughout a variety of workflows.
Provide reference and research assistance.
Create webpages and online learning modules to support the Research & Instruction Team.
Compile and generate department statistics.
Draft reports for supervisor.
Perform troubleshooting of access to electronic journals and other online resources.
Perform opening and closing activities.
May supervise the operations of a library unit including supervision of lower level staff and student assistants
Other duties may also be assigned.
Work Schedule: Saturday to Wednesday DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Confident personal presence and presentation skills
Ability to multitask and to learn new systems and procedures quickly.
Be able to adapt to change and readily initiate and incorporate new procedures and practices.
Ability to learn library operational skills.
Ability to understand and communicate library policy.
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to use patience, empathy, creativity, and positive thinking to help patrons
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
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 (REQUIRED):
Knowledge of complex, information systems.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative to analyze and recommend new procedures.
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, holidays, 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.
Location: School of Medicine Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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