Manager, Collection Development & Research Discovery Librarian

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POST DATE 9/16/2017
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Manager, Collection Development & Research Discovery Librarian

Job Number: 76313

This position will be offered as either a Librarian 3 (Job Code 1783) or Librarian 4 (Job Code 1784) depending on the successful candidate's knowledge and work experience. The information below describes the Librarian 3 classification.


The Manager, Collection Development & Research Librarian plays a leadership role in the GSB Library collections policies, assessment, strategies, and maintenance, and works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders in building collections. This position also serves as a research subject librarian and assists library patrons (faculty, students, researchers and other library users) with identifying and locating sources of information. Responsible for an expert bibliographic function, managing a library unit or program, or for planning and executing the integration of library programs and personnel.

Serves on a team that negotiates and maintains licenses/NDAs for electronic databases and data sets.
Manages materials budgets in collaboration with Library Director.
Provides leadership for research subject librarians in developing collections to support teaching and research.
Works with relevant stakeholders in building cooperative collections.
Has an advanced knowledge of business and information resources.
Stays abreast of trends and changes in all aspects of academic publishing. Informs and instructs colleagues about these changes and their implications for libraries. Ensures that collection policies accord well with changes in the production and dissemination of information.
Select library materials and information resources in a broad or interdisciplinary area, including responsibility for collection management, preservation decision-making, donor relations and liaison with users.
Make recommendations for the upgrade of electronic and manual resource tools. Participate in the evaluation, modification, and development of software, online databases or digital resources.
Maintain library information systems documentation for a department.
Formulate, develop and administer broad library policies or major programs and collections..
Carry out analytical work for significant aspects of the library's operations.
Serve as liaison to University faculty.
Work actively with primary clientele to explore and propose collaborative projects, options for new library services, and options for better integration between the GSB Library and other GSB units.
Collaborate with library faculty and staff to provide services to patrons.
Identify potential grant opportunities and develop proposals.
Assist patrons and staff with complex reference and research inquiries by searching shelves, files and electronic resources.
Teach classes, lead tours and/or give demonstrations of library resources.
May supervise staff or student staff.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience:

Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and five years of experience in a relevant library setting with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Librarian 4 level requires a minimum of ten years of experience in a relevant library setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to apply expert knowledge and substantial experience to selecting, acquiring, preserving, and/or providing access to scholarly resources.
Display an exceptionally high level of professional development and accomplishment.
Evidence of specialized knowledge or advanced managerial/supervisory skills is expected.
Demonstrated success in engaging with colleagues across the University and beyond in a collaborative and construction fashion.
Ability to manage projects, develop policies or drive library initiatives across functional lines.
Ability to interact with internal or external developers to evaluate and recommend modifications of software, online databases or digital resources. Understanding of software development life cycle and ability to interact effectively with staff engaged in software development.
Demonstrated expertise in independently performing complex job functions such as collection management reviews, preparation of major exhibits, developing policies for business practices.
Evidence of engagement in relevant professional or academic communities.
Consistent display of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills.

Certifications and Licenses:



Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps 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, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
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 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,


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