Stanford University, Stanford University Libraries
Subject Specialist Librarian, Germanic Collections
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
Subject Specialist for Germanic Collections
Classification: Associate Librarian/Librarian (3P2/3P3)
Compensation will be based on relevant qualifications and experience.
Appointment Date: position will remain open until filled
Responsible to: Head, International and Area Studies Resource Group (100%)
The Stanford University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Subject Specialist for Germanic Collections. German Studies scholars and/or librarians who are interested in supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.
Subject Specialists at Stanford have the opportunity to select and acquire a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications (print and digital), special collections and archival materials, and materials published via emerging forms of scholarly communication. The Subject Specialist for Germanic Collections provides specialized support for the planning, development, processing, acquisition, management, and public service of collections on all aspects of German Studies. The ideal candidate should possess an understanding of research and teaching in German Studies and should be familiar with literary, historical and social science disciplines that make use of Germanic Collections. The Subject Specialist provides advanced reference and bibliographic assistance and will also be expected to develop online services and resources.
1. Plans, develops, and manages general and special collections in Germanic languages, including Dutch and Scandinavian languages, and about the literature, history and area studies of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Finland. Selects and acquires materials in all formats.
2. Manages a library materials budget in excess of $400,000.
3. Provides a range of public services to Germanic studies communities at Stanford, including advanced reference and instruction. Maintains close contact with faculty and students of appropriate departments and programs. May teach a graduate seminar or colloquium on research methods and resources in German Studies.
4. Promotes the use of Stanford University Libraries’ collections and resources through a range of in-person and online outreach activities.
5. Collaborates with other curators and selectors in support of interdisciplinary collections and services and in identifying and managing digital library projects and initiatives.
6. Participates in development activities in support of the Libraries, including fundraising and grant writing. Encourages and cultivates close relations with donors of funds and materials relating to Germanic collections.
7. May assume responsibilities for additional subjects based on Stanford needs and/or candidate expertise.
1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent in bibliographic training and experience is highly desired. Substantial knowledge of and experience in academic or research libraries and the university research environment are required.
2. Advanced graduate work in an area of German Studies is required. Strong preference given to candidates with a PhD and a record of scholarly publication.
3. Demonstrated native or near native level fluency in German, with a high level of communication skill, oral, reading and written, including the ability to compose correspondence in English.
4. Demonstrated ability to communicate with German vendors, Libraries and institutions in both written and spoken German for acquisitions, fund raising and book donations.
5. Demonstrated experience in finding and using a wide variety of research materials, including print and digital texts and/or special collections and archival materials is required.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of the publication, distribution, and sources of materials in German Studies, including digital resources, is required, with emphasis on the German, Austrian, and Swiss national book trades, but also including other book trades relevant to Germanic Studies.
7. Demonstrated awareness of and involvement with commercial and other sources of rare materials in all formats, including archival and digital, in Germanic and Scandinavian languages and/or related to aspects of Germanic and Scandinavian studies.
8. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with library staff as well as with faculty and students is required.
9. Reading knowledge of Dutch and Scandinavian languages highly desired.
10. Reading knowledge of other Western European languages would be a strong qualification.
11. A high level of research skills and knowledge of relevant bibliographic resources including electronic.
12. Experience with emerging technologies and their use in scholarly environments is highly desired.
13. Experience in providing assistance to students and faculty in the design and execution of research projects is required.
14. Teaching experience is desired.
15. Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, multicultural workplace environment is also required.
16. Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude is required.
17. Successful experience developing and managing budgets required.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants should provide cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 references. Applications must be submitted electronically through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/.
Job # 51873
|Primary Category:||German History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Library and Information Science