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Internal Number: 98702
Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Social Science Librarian for Sociology, Psychology and Qualitative Data to join the Social Sciences Resource Group (SSSRG). 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 seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives in a highly collaborative environment. We value colleagues who perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, multicultural workplace environment.
About Stanford Libraries:
Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 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. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our teams, 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.
About the Position:
As a member of the Social Science Resources Group (SSRG), this subject specialist librarian is responsible for collection development and collection management for the sociology, psychology, and qualitative research collections at Stanford University Libraries. In addition, this person provides qualitative and quantitative research consultations and workshops to assist faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and staff with library research. This role leads the provisioning of qualitative research support offered by Stanford Libraries in collaboration with the library's Research Data Services (RDS) unit. This may include the collaborative hiring, supervision and mentorship of graduate student consultants working in the RDS, assisting with research questions related to qualitative, quantitative, and spatial data.
The Social Science Librarian for Sociology, Psychology and Qualitative Data is expected to provide advanced reference and instruction, to develop online services and resources such as blogs, online exhibits, and dynamic subject websites and services, and to actively engage in outreach efforts to campus departments and programs that fall under these subject areas.
Collection development librarians at Stanford have the opportunity to select and acquire a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications (print and digital), research data, databases, special collections, and archival materials. For the Social Sciences Resource Group. This includes developing our data collections in support of research in sociology and psychology. This includes collection development of quantitative, qualitative, spatial data, often done in collaboration with other SSRG and spatial/maps subject specialist librarians.
Qualitative Research collection development and library instruction is core to this position. The person in this position is responsible for planning and executing the integration of library services and programs in the support of researchers needs around qualitative data methods, and use of appropriate software programs in collaboration with services provided through the Stanford Libraries' Research Data Services (RDS) team, members of the Social Science Resources Group (SSRG), and the librarians supporting the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS).
- Develop library research collections to support sociology, psychology scholarship, and qualitative research data and methods in the social sciences, by selecting and acquiring relevant materials in all formats. Responsible for collection development, management, preservation decision-making, donor relations and departmental library liaison work within the disciplines assigned.
- Provide a range of public services to the Sociology and Psychology Departments, and related communities at Stanford, including advanced reference and instruction, especially around finding, and using social science datasets.
- Formulate policies and propose plans for programs, the provisioning of, and the operations for qualitative research support. Work collaboratively with Research Data Services (RDS) team members at Stanford Libraries to provide qualitative data research services and with colleagues in the Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) group for the long-term archiving of data.
- Participate in development activities in support of the Stanford Libraries, including fundraising, grant writing and donor relations. Identify potential grant opportunities and develop proposals related to projects in the subject areas, as appropriate.
- Conceive and develop exhibitions and events, including selection of materials and preparation of related publications, etc.
Promote the use of Stanford Libraries' collections and resources through outreach activities and web-based resources and services, serving as a liaison between the library and the sociology and psychology departments and their related programs.
- May supervise staff or student staff.
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 & Experience:
- Substantial scholarly research experience in the social sciences, as evidenced by an advanced degree in the social sciences with an emphasis on qualitative research methods, sociology, or psychology, is required.
- At the Librarian 2 level: An advanced degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS or equivalent) is desired. A working knowledge of the operations of major academic or research libraries, as demonstrated by at least 3 years of employment in a research or academic library, is required.
- At the Librarian 3 level: An advanced degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS or equivalent) is required, as well as a working knowledge of the operations of major academic or research libraries and deep knowledge of collection development in the field as demonstrated by at least 5 years of employment in a research or academic library.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Deep understanding and engagement with the range of library operations, trends, and practices. Demonstrated success in engaging with colleagues across the University and beyond in a collaborative and construction fashion. Ability to evaluate online information products and services is required.
- Ability to manage projects, develop policies or drive library initiatives across functional lines. Demonstrated success in independently performing complex job functions such as collection management reviews, preparation of major exhibits, developing policies for business practices.
- A demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and markets in the social sciences are required. Demonstrated knowledge of traditional and emerging social science research methodologies, as evidenced by completion of relevant graduate-level coursework and/or a record of original publication in the social sciences. Awareness of geospatial technologies and data in relationship to the social sciences is desired.
- Demonstrated experience working and teaching with qualitative research tools and qualitative data is desired, including working with NVivo, Atlas.ti, Dedoose, etc. This includes demonstrated experience with manipulating, coding, and analyzing qualitative data. Strong background in a social science discipline with a tradition of generating and using qualitative data or mixed-methods. For example, this person should have demonstrated experience in finding and using a wide variety of social science resources, such as ICPSR, Census Data, Roper iPoll and an array of social science literature databases.
- Capacity to work effectively and collegially with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills. Experience in providing assistance to students and/or faculty in the design and execution of research projects is required.
FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE LIBRARIAN 3 RANK:
In addition to the above-mentioned knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Demonstrated potential to make professional accomplishments relevant to the responsibilities of this position. These may include scholarly publications, teaching, and library-related publications and presentations.
- Experience in the acquisition, management and curation of social science data and participation in data processing workflows.
- Experience using and teaching qualitative data methods and software, as evidenced by experience and scholarly publication.
- 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, 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 the 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position at the Librarian 2 level is $86,000 to $101,000 per annum and Librarian 3 is from $98,000 to $120,000 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.
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:
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:
* Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
* A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
* A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits.
* Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
* Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
Documents required: cover letter, references list and resume or CV.
References required: Please provide a list of 3 references with contact information.
Applications must be submitted electronically through http://jobs.stanford.edu.