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Access Services Assistant, Library (6761C)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2019
Title Access Services Assistant, Library (6761C)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department The Northern Regional Library Facility
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Access Services Assistant, Library (6761C)

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 12/3/2019

Departmental Overview

The Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is a cooperative high-density shelving facility for library materials belonging to the UC libraries in California. It is one of two shared facilities developed to store, preserve, and provide access to low-use library collections. It is administered by the UCB Library. The Deposit Services and the Access Services units are administrative units at the NRLF.


This position supports the following activities at NRLF: book digitization projects; remote lending, electronic document delivery and onsite access services; technical processing of new deposits, shared print activities and database maintenance projects.

I. Retrieve material from NRLF stacks; inspect books per established preservation criteria to determine if items are suitable for digital scanning or for remote lending; package material for transport; receive, process and reshelve returned material.

II. Assist library users at the public service desk: perform basic bibliographic checking for material requested by library users and find the corresponding NRLF barcode numbers in the database; check-in/out library materials; answer questions.

III. Technical processing: accession new deposits arriving at the NRLF into the local database; assist the Shared Print Library Assistant as needed; physically prepare & shelve incoming material.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous library experience
  • Familiarity with an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably with Innovative's Millennium
  • Familiarity with bibliographic searching
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detailed work
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to organize and handle heavy workloads to meet the daily deadlines; ability to work with interruptions
  • Ability to work in the stacks and at the computer for extended periods; work effectively both independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to move carts & book trucks loaded up to 480 lbs.; lift & bend with boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs.; climb and reach on stepstools and rolling ladders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant academic library experience
  • Basic knowledge of circulation practices
  • Experience using standard office software (MS Office & Adobe Acrobat)

Salary & Benefits

Hiring Range: $19.33 - $21.88 per hour. Salary commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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