Job Opening: Serials Specialist, Art & Architecture Library, Stanford University Libraries [Part Time]

job opening - 5Institution: Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
Posted: 01/09/2015
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

Description: Serials Specialist II (50%), Art & Architecture Library


20% Serials Processing

Check in serials issues; monitor and claim missing items; follow up on claims; request volumes from OP vendors as needed. Use available online resources (e.g. WorldCat, Ulrich’s) for verifying publication of serial issues, lapse of serials, etc. Provide liaison with central serials records staff for problem resolution; attend serials specialist meetings. Monitor receipt of auction catalogs and of price lists; printout price lists from auction house web sites when necessary. Track incoming gift and exchange serials and auction catalogs from Cantor Center and other sources. Update local serials documentation as required.

10% Serials Bar-coding and Binding

Prepare all serials for binding using LARS; maintain file of binding information. Oversee retrospective bar-coding projects related to serials collection. Prepare for binding unique and rush monographs. Evaluate binding quality quarterly, providing statistical reports to Binding Dept. Request bibliographic corrections in holdings, notes and title changes when necessary.

10% Public Service

Provide courteous and competent public service to patrons, including explanations of stack access and circulation policies. Enforce such policies when necessary. Duties include charging/discharging books, placing and modifying holds, negotiating overdue issues, etc. Provide reference service on demand using library catalog, specialist databases, and text resources. Shares responsibility for security/portal control.

10% Special projects as assigned.

Assist putting up and taking down quarterly reserves. Copy catalog incoming auction catalog holdings and continue to copy catalog legacy auction catalog collection.



Previous public service experience, preferably in a library. Must be self-motivated, and produce work that is timely and organized, with attention to detail and accuracy. Have ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary. Must have proficiency using PC-based applications, MS Word, Excel, email, internet. Must be punctual and dependable. College graduate.


Experience searching automated library catalogs, online circulation and databases such as WorldCat; reading knowledge of at least one Western European language other than English or one Asian language; some knowledge of art history. Library Technical Services experience preferred. Experience in working in an academic and research environment preferred.

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