Stanford job – Branner Earth Sciences Library

Position Title: Head Librarian and Bibliographer   (search reopened)
Branner Earth Sciences Library

The Stanford University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the Head Librarian of the Branner Earth Sciences Library. This is an Academic Staff appointment, rather than a faculty-tenured position.  Applicants should apply via:  Please supply a cover letter, a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of including education and relevant experience, and the names and addresses of three references with knowledge of one’s professional qualifications for this position.

Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences focuses on the study of the planet Earth – “its mantle and crust, atmosphere, climate, oceans, land and water systems, and its resources.”  The School is actively pursuing new roles in research and education in Earth, energy and environmental sciences.  If you are a subject specialist in environmental sciences and research, consider joining a cutting edge team of science and engineering librarians during this exciting time of change and challenges as we create dynamic science libraries for the 21st century.

The Libraries seek a candidate who will develop and manage collections in support of the four departments and two programs in the School of Earth Sciences: Geological & Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Energy Resources Engineering, and Environmental Earth System Science as well as the Earth Systems Program and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (E-IPER).
The Head Librarian is responsible for the day to day operations of the Branner Earth Sciences Library and oversees 2.25 FTE Library Specialists and 1.0 FTE student workers.  The Librarian will work closely with the Assistant Director of Cartographic, Geospatial and Scientific Data & Services who oversees the Branner Library Map Collections and Geospatial Resources. S/he is a member of the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG) and participates actively in the Group’s programs.  SERG’s 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 Earth Sciences Librarian will be an integral part.  Innovative ideas and an ability to adapt to and create change are highly valued skills for the person in this position.  In short, the Librarian for Earth Sciences will be an energetic and flexible colleague who is looking towards the futu! re and wants to be an integral part of creating a new model of digital librarianship.

A full job description with specific job responsibilities and qualifications is available at: and type in number 37356.

Joe Wible

Hopkins Marine Station

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