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Public Services Assistant, Library (6760C)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Public Services Assistant, Library (6760C)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Public Services Assistant, Library (6760C)

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview
Bancroft Public Services (BPS) handles the needs of patrons, visiting researchers and professors from the greater University community by providing access to thousands of rare, university archives, and special collections materials. As a non-circulating library, BPS staff members handle all access and distribution of materials to scholars, in-house technical service staff, and additionally for curators, exhibitions, and courses. BPS staff also arranges for retrievals and returns of off-site materials for digitization projects and processing archivists.

  • Supporting Bancroft Public Services operations.
  • Paging materials from stacks and secured vault area.
  • Serving at Circulation and Registration desks.
  • Coordinating Public Services deposit workflow.

Required Qualifications
  • Related library or special collections experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with bibliographic searching and library catalogs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications.
  • Attention to detail in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. climb ladders, and work for prolonged periods in 60-62 degree temperatures.
  • Ability to communicate detailed instructions/resolutions to others clearly with confidence verbally and in prepared documents/email.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience handling rare/archival material
  • Familiarity with accounting practices

Salary & Benefits
The hourly salary range of the position is $21.24 - $24.15, 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.

Other Information
This position will remain open until filled. This is a one year limited appointment with 43% FTE.

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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