Library Assistant (Library Specialist 2) Job Family: Library Job Code: 1732 Grade: D Exemption: Non-exempt Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description DESCRIPTION: The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University stimulates cutting edge social science on important societal problems. A national and international resource founded in 1954, CASBS convenes collaborative teams of researchers and practitioners that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of the social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. The Center has a distinguished history of fellowship support for individual scholars and research projects through its renowned single-year residency program and its convening of multi-year collaborative projects with dynamic teams that are both interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral. It attracts world-class academics, industry leaders, and policy makers and analysts from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. https://casbs.stanford.edu/
Stanford University is currently seeking a Library Assistant to work with the Information Manager in CASBS library services operations, fulfilling requests from fellows and scholars.
This includes visits to Stanford's Green Library and weekly visits to Stanford's satellite libraries. The Library Assistant performs tasks under general supervision, exercising some initiative. This is a 50% FTE position.
Provide basic reference assistance.
Perform routine circulation functions, such as charges, discharges, and holds.
Compile basic container lists or indexes of archival materials.
Collect and maintain library statistics; may produce reports for management.
May be responsible for opening and closing activities.
* Other duties may also be assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Two-year college degree plus one or more years of experience in an academic library, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to understand and communicate library policy.
Ability to apply judgment in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives.
Ability to learn library operational skills.
Basic leadership skills.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid California non-commercial driver's license.
Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/find 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
Background check required for all finalists.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Location: Dean of Research, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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