Head Librarian - Stanford Libraries

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Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Head Librarian for Bowes Art and Architecture Library.  

The Stanford Libraries’ Art and Architecture are at the forefront in providing innovative support for scholarship, teaching, and learning in the various subdisciplines in art, art practice, and architecture as practiced at Stanford. The collections in the Bowes Art and Architecture comprise one of the most significant research collections anywhere.

The Head Librarian of the Bowes Art and Architecture Library provides a full range of high-quality library services for the faculty and students of the Department of Art and Art History and to other interested faculty, students, and staff of the University.  The Head Librarian is also a member of the management team responsible for humanities and area studies collections in the Stanford University Libraries.  In addition to advanced subject expertise in Art and Art History, the Head Librarian must have proven managerial ability and be capable of contributing to the programs and projects of the Stanford Libraries in general as well as to the University.  

Education and Experience: 

  • PhD in art history, art practice, architecture or related field or advanced degree in Library Science and advanced degree in art history, art practice, architecture or related field with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and five years of experience in a relevant library setting or similar organization with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Substantial knowledge of and experience in academic or research libraries and the university research environment are required.
  • Strong subject competence in art and art history and successful collection development experience in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge and experience of archival description and arrangement, and basic principles and techniques of conservation and preservation, as they apply to documents and other materials.
  • Demonstrated professional accomplishments relevant to the responsibilities of this position are required.  These may include scholarly publications, teaching experience, and library-related publications and presentation.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and management skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with library and academic information resources staff as well as with faculty and students is required.  Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, multicultural workplace environment is also required.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is required.
  • Reading knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian or French is highly desirable.

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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