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job announcement: part-time processing archivist at Stanford University

  • 1.  job announcement: part-time processing archivist at Stanford University

    Posted 3 days ago
    Dear Colleagues 

    The Stanford Medical History Center, located in Lane Medical Library at the Stanford University School of Medicine, is hiring a part-time processing archivist.
    Responsibilities include: arranging and describing archival collections using ArchivesSpace software and data content standards such as DACS, as well as reviewing collections' content for purposes of conservation or restrictions based on protected health information. The Processing Archivist would also be responsible for the submission of completed finding aids to aggregation databases such as the Online Archive of California (OAC).

    19 hours per week, $20-$30 per hour based on experience
    The work is on-site at Lane Medical Library on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. 

    MLIS degree or current enrollment in an American Library Association-accredited library school, including formal coursework in processing archival collections, or Certification or current enrollment in the Academy of Certified Archivists. 

    • Familiarity with archival metadata standards including Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS) 
    • Prior experience processing archival collections; this can include paraprofessional, student, volunteer, or internship experience
    • Physical capability of lifting and moving boxes weighing up to 50 pounds as well as working with materials that might contain dust, dirt, or other potential allergens and hazards
    • Experience with detail-oriented work, including the ability to analyze and revise legacy finding aids 
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively  
    • The ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive or restricted content such as historical patient health information 
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace and other collections management systems
    • Familiarity with anti-racist archival theory and inclusive description
    • Familiarity with applying MPLP (more product less process) to processing collections
    For those who are interested, please submit a resume to Dr. Drew Bourn, Historical Curator at:


    Drew Bourn
    Drew Bourn PhD, MLIS (he/him)

    Historical Curator

    Stanford Medical History Center

    Lane Medical Library

    300 Pasteur Drive, L109

    Stanford, CA 94305

    (650) 725-8045