A happy update to this is that Stanford Libraries have re-opened the search for a Social Sciences Librarian. Stanford is a great place to work, with great colleagues. Across the board, the social science departments at Stanford are some of the top departments in the country.
Part of the job description below, the rest here:
The Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) are seeking qualified candidates for the position described below. Applicants should provide cover letter, statement of qualifications, resume of education and relevant experience, and the names and addresses of at least 3 references with knowledge of the applicant’s professional qualifications for the position. 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 and the information requested above, you must apply to http://jobs.stanford.edu/ and in the keyword search box, indicate 34242.
• Coordinate collection development for all Social Science disciplines, by working with and advising other selectors for social science disciplines and by working with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, and by working with relevant staff in Technical Services departments.
• Serve as subject specialist for one or more disciplines in the social sciences, with specific responsibilities for the assessment, development, selection and management of research collections and information resources in all formats in support of the research and teaching needs of the relevant academic departments and programs. Disciplines covered by the SSRG are: anthropology, communication, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
• Supervise the work of designated SSRG support staff responsible for bibliographic assistance and operational activities.
• Coordinate social science public services activities, including planning and organizing Library public events related to the social sciences.
• Identify, assess, and select, in coordination with Social Science Data & Software, numeric datasets relevant to the research and teaching needs of the disciplines assigned.
• Identify relevant resources for digitization projects, and work in collaboration with relevant units (e.g., Digital Library Systems and Services) to manage implementation and completion.
• In conjunction with the procedures of the Department of Special Collections, identify, assess and acquire archival and manuscript materials relevant to the research and instructional needs of assigned departments and programs.
• Evaluate existing collections for appropriate storage, preservation, and conservation treatment.
• Collaborate with other subject specialists to provide coverage of interdisciplinary areas outside of conventional subject boundaries.
• Participate, as appropriate, in development activities in support of the Libraries, including fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations.
• Provide advanced reference, research assistance, outreach services, and instruction for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in the disciplines assigned.
• Serve as primary liaison between SULAIR and the academic departments for the disciplines assigned.
• Prepare interpretive materials to enhance access to the collections, including Web pages for the SULAIR Web site and the use of innovative methods and technologies.
• Serve as collection development liaison to one or more interdisciplinary programs in the Stanford Jackson Library of the Graduate School of Business, the Crown Law Library of the School of Law, the Lane Library of the School of Medicine and the Hoover Library and Archives of the Hoover Institution.