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The David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Center Services Supervisor. 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.
About the David Rumsey Map Center:
The Center is a state-of-the-art facility that collocates physical cartographic items and their digital surrogates allowing researchers to display and interrogate them in multiple ways adding unique value to the scholarship of cartographic material. The Center boasts large high-resolution video walls, a touch screen and Oculus rifts as well and a flexible space to support its programs and has one of the highest number of maps available online in high resolution in the world. The Center's collections include the David Rumsey Map Collection, Maps of Africa, Glen McLaughlin's collection of Maps of California as an Island, and other historic maps and atlases. In addition to being a teaching and event space, the Center has large areas to display maps and atlases in which two map related exhibitions are mounted a year. The Center is deeply engaged in collecting, cataloging, scanning, and providing access to the rare physical items and its digital collections in interesting and innovative ways.
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. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, 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.
Stanford's Science and Engineering Libraries are active innovators in library services. Serving a world-class university with a digital-preferred collection strategy, our science and engineering libraries are redefining the nature of library services to meet research needs. We are looking for a highly innovative individual with a strong academic background in engineering or the sciences who has a proven track record of developing services and programs in support of research, data services, and learning.
About the Position:
The Center Services Supervisor of the David Rumsey Map Center will manage the day-to-day operations of the Center, storage space (West 7) and all spaces within the Center. She, he or they will support library staff in maintaining the Center's video wall, touch table and VR technology. The position requires an individual with a technical background in maintaining and troubleshooting technology and an ability to write complex documentation for procedures. The Center Services Supervisor will apply a problem-solving approach to changes, as well as an ability to adapt to a changing environment including operations such as hybrid events.
Supervise the operations of a library unit including supervision of lower level staff.
Monitor Center shelves, map drawers and stack maintenance, supervise planning and the work associated with collection shifts and transfer of materials; analyze and monitor space utilization of the Center; monitor center and material use statistics.
Perform and train other staff on routine circulation functions such as charges, discharges, and holds; staff and maintain the reference/circulation desk schedule.
Perform security checks as well as opening and closing activities.
Give first level of technical support within the Center including staff computers and user-facing screens and virtual reality equipment.
Support other library staff for technical troubleshooting for technology, working jointly with Stanford Libraries Technical Support and then vendors, particularly Haivision to solve any problems.
Conducts and monitors purchases for the Center and other financial transactions related to the Center's program using Stanford's Oracle system.
Facilitate the receipt and shipment of Center materials, both within and outside the libraries.
Serve as liaison to the facilities department.
Maintain usage statistics.
* - Other duties may also be assigned. 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:
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:
Knowledge of complex, information systems.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative to analyze and recommend new procedures.
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Include:
Libraries or museums focusing on special collections or rare materials.
Technical expertise in video walls, touch tables and virtual and augmented reality equipment and functions.
Setting up Zoom Webinars and AV equipment, including minor video editing.
Familiarity with SirsiDynix Symphony, Atlas systems (Aeon) and the Stanford financial and timecard systems.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google docs software suite and other widely used office computer applications.
Well versed in both Windows and Mac operating systems
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 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.
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.
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