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|Company||Stanford University- Stanford, CA|
|Position||Sound Archive Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound|
|Sound Archive Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
Stanford University- Stanford, CA
The Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) is currently seeking a Sound Archive Librarian. The Archive of Recorded Sound was established in 1958 and is one of the largest sound archives in the US and one of the first major collections devoted to the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of historically and artistically significant sound recordings. The Archive's holdings number over 350,000, ranging from early cylinder recordings to the latest digital files and include a comprehensive reference collection on recording history and discography.Your wide variety of responsibilities will include providing access to materials assisting the public in the use of the collection, transferring archival recordings to digital form for patron use, preserving the Archive†s physical collections and supervising staff and student assistants. We†ll also rely on you to actively manage the collection of historical recordings acquired by the Archive.
This position provides an opportunity for exploring and implementing creative solutions to providing access to large numbers of recordings and an equally creative approach to public service in one of the world†s most important sound archives at a leading research institution. Requirements include an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school or work in progress toward the degree, a BS in music or equivalent or work in progress toward the degree with demonstrated subject knowledge of music history and theory (graduate degree in music highly desirable), and knowledge of reference materials and research tools in music and audio recordings, audio recording history and discography. Knowledge of audio archives principles and practices is also necessary, along with 2+ years of experience working in a sound archive, and theoretical and practical knowledge of current cataloging/metadata procedures and principles as defined in RDA, MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, DACS and EAD. You must also have the ability to provide mapping between different metadata standards, knowledge of XML and XSLT, the ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures, theoretical and practical knowledge of digitization or the ability to rapidly learn audio digitization, basic knowledge of audio preservation best practices, a high level of proficiency with PC-based and other applications, and excellent staff management and verbal/written communication skills.
Experience with Sirsi Symphony, Archivists† Toolkit and Drupal is desired, as is proficiency with WaveLab or other audio digitization applications. A sound working knowledge of at least one modern European language, preferably German, French or Italian is essential, along with a working knowledge of other European languages.This position is open until filled. To see the full job description, assure your application information is captured in our official files and give the hiring department immediate access to your resume, you must apply to http://jobs.stanford.edu/ and in the keyword search box, indicate 47706. Stanford University is committed to the principles of diversity and encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minorities and individuals with disabilities.