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
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Substantial knowledge of and experience in academic or research
libraries and the university research environment are
- Strong subject competence in art and art history and successful
collection development experience in an academic or research
- Knowledge and experience of archival description and
arrangement, and basic principles and techniques of conservation
and preservation, as they apply to documents and other
- 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
- 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.”