Mathematics & Statistics Librarian, Stanford University Libraries – 61747

Stanford University Libraries value the traditions of librarianship while embracing the advances of the digital age. Our staff combine deep subject expertise with a keen awareness of how information technology can support research and education. We see the role of the Library as involving much more than providing access to information.  We work with our faculty and students to provide new approaches to finding, using and preserving information. The STEM Libraries have moved aggressively toward building digital collections and services, and developing research services.  Our focus is to remake the traditional science libraries into more responsive, dynamic, and flexible information centers.  This is being carried out through a series of initiatives in which the Science and Engineering librarians play an integral part.

We are looking for an individual to join our team with in-depth experience and/or academic degree(s) in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics, with a personal history of innovation, to join our team. We are interested in someone who is willing to take risks, who is capable of working with a team with diverse interests and skills, and who is not willing to accept the status quo.  Innovative ideas as well as an ability to adapt to and create change are highly valued skills for the person in this position.  In short, the Librarian will be an energetic and flexible colleague who is looking towards the future and wants to be an integral part of creating a new model of librarianship. If you are not content with a traditional library job and want the chance to be challenged and be a part of a dynamic, innovative team, we urge you to apply.

DUTIES: Serves as primary faculty and student liaison and selector for the areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Maintains contact with faculty and students in the Departments of Mathematics, and Statistics to ensure that library service anticipates information requirements of faculty and graduate students in their current research and teaching programs; responds effectively to those needs as expressed and required. Keeps abreast of current information and literature in all appropriate formats and trends of publication and distribution of information in the mathematical and statistics. Selects current and retrospective materials, including unica, rarities and archival items or collections, in math and statistics according to established policies and practice. Reviews and manages existing collections related to those fields. Works with faculty and students in assigned fields and as relevant to develop working relationships, ideas for new programs and services and a deeper understanding of collection needs. Provides general reference assistance and specialized research support, especially in areas of core subject expertise. Promotes the library, and the relevant departments through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, web pages, and blogs. Participates in the development of new information services in collaboration with STEM library group, Library IT staff (DLSS, ESP), and other units of the Stanford University Libraries. The Mathematics and Statistics Librarian will help create and implement programs to create web-based services to support an increasingly online clientele. In conjunction with the Science Data Librarian, develop an approach and create liaison efforts to partner with the mathematics and statistics faculty, students and staff in the collection, curation and reuse of data. Develops and implements library instruction programs in mathematics and statistics including developing and conducting workshops, creation of online guides, course-integrated instruction, and participation in PWR undergraduate classes. Contributes to library-wide planning, collaborates with colleagues, and may supervise science programs at other branches as required.Manages projects to effectively provide new access to resources that need digitization, delivery methods, annotation, or archived materials.  Seeks grant opportunities to fund innovation efforts. Attends faculty and student research seminars, department-wide conference and university symposia to keep abreast of current research. Serves on University and Library committees as appropriate. Participates in scholarly societies, attends academic conferences, and represents the Library in relevant academic activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS. Academic degree in the mathematical or statistics or demonstrated equivalent in experience is required. An undergraduate or graduate degree mathematics or statistics is preferred. Knowledge of the literature of the mathematical and statistics and its organization is required. A demonstrated understanding of information management (searching, organizing, preserving) is required. A master’s degree from a library or information science program may be acceptable, depending upon the nature of the curriculum. Strong facility with computers, Library Management Systems, online resources is required. The position requires a history of innovation in library or information system development. This can be manifest in a variety of ways, but requires elements of need assessment, concept creation, marketing and implementation. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, and library staff is required. Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, multicultural workplace is required, as is the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Demonstrated potential to make professional accomplishments relevant to the responsibilities of this position is required. These may include scholarly publications, teaching, and library-related publications and presentations. Understanding of current trends in scholarship and publishing in mathematics, statistics and allied fields and a dedication to continuing to stay au courant with advances in these disciplines.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS. General knowledge of collection development principles and practices is highly desirable and required for appointment at the Librarian level. Bibliographic proficiency in German, French, Japanese, or Russian is desirable. Four to five years’ public service experience with supervisory responsibility and significant relevant collection development experience are required for appointment at the Librarian rank. Comparable successful experience in a non-library environment will be considered as equivalent. Strong understanding of information technologies is desired.  Effective use of current technologies, an interest to stay abreast of technological advances, the ability to acquire new technological skills and resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner is required. Scripting and programming skills are desirable. Effective supervisory and management competence is desired. Preferred evidence is successful work in a graduate research library. Project management experience strongly desired.  Ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative, and innovative attitude is highly desired.

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