Project Archivist, Robert Crown Law Library - 73508
Description The Law Library of Stanford University is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Project Archivist to work on the arrangement and description of collections related to Stanford Law School history. The full-time position is a career track position on a one-year, limited term appointment.
The Project Archivist is responsible for working independently and as an expert on a project team to appraise, organize, arrange, describe, and provide access to archival collections. The Project Archivist also supports archival research through high-level, in-depth reference and contributes to multiple forms of outreach to assists in furthering the mission of Stanford Law Library and its archival collections.
Coordinate the arrangement and description SLS archival collections according to professional standards and current archival procedures, using appropriate technologies.
Participate in the formulation and implementation of project planning, management, and workflow, determine project goals and schedules, and survey archival holdings to identify materials in need of additional attention. Assist with the development of procedures and the establishment of workflows to address the backlog of unprocessed collections.
Independently analyze problems and recommend solutions, displaying a high degree of initiative, originality, and judgment in applying archival principles and procedures to complex and unique collections. Conduct preservation assessments to determine appropriate preservation treatment and archival storage decisions.
Provides archival reference services for in-house staff and external researchers as directed by the Head of Collection Services or Head of Public Services, including researching and answering reference questions for in-house staff in all SLS departments, and providing reference assistance via telephone, email, and in person.
Publicize collections by providing content for a variety of print, Internet, and social media formats. Develop methods to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the publicity.
Represents the Law Library and Archives both in and outside the institution.
Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the archives. Assists with the planning, research, and organization of archival exhibitions. Participates in digitization projects. Collect and maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve processing, preservation, and reference functions.
Qualifications MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
M.L.I.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or M.A. with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative
Established understanding of the principles of archival appraisal, arrangement, and description
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently.
Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
Experience applying professional standards such as DACS, Library of Congress subject headings, EAD, and MARC, as well as technical skills with databases, spreadsheets, office software and other applications
Advanced subject knowledge of twentieth-century history and a comprehensive understanding of primary source research
Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and 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, and climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
Occasionally use a telephone, operate hand controls.
Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks.
May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work in a window-less office. May work extended hours, evenings and weekends. Position works closely with materials that may cause allergic reactions, particularly to dust, and in areas with little ventilation.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrate commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicate safety concerns; use and promote 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.
Job: Library Full-time Grade H
Location: School of Law
Job Code: 1782