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Archives Accessioning Assistant, Library (6268U) 27121 - 1344
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Archives Accessioning Assistant, Library (6268U) 27121 - 1344
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

Archives Accessioning Assistant, Library (6268U) 27121 - 1344

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
Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 3, 2019
Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, UC Berkeley serves a community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With 25 distinct destinations, including the Doe and Moffitt libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and an array of subject specialty libraries, the University Library offers services and materials that span the disciplines. The Library provides materials in all formats and offers robust services that connect users with these remarkable resources to inform their research and advance their understanding of the world. With nearly 13 million volumes, almost 100,000 active Library users, and more than 2.6 million online visitors per year, the Library's impact is vast. Learn more at

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 690,000 volumes, 175 million manuscript items, 9 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 4.3 million digital files, and 25,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The archival and rare book materials of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. The Bancroft is home to three research groups: the Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office); the Mark Twain Papers; and the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri. The Bancroft Library is an active center of teaching and research. Supporting the programs of about 30 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections, see: is external)

Under general supervision of the Appraisal and Intake Archivist, the Archives Accessioning Assistant is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the appraisal and accessioning process, including:

  • Using advanced professional archival concepts and objectives to appraise archival collections, reviewing collections for comprehensiveness and identifying similar collection material. Reviewing duplicative material for retention or disposal and determines necessary actions to protect confidentiality and sensitive materials.
  • Communicating and preparing correspondence with donors, coordinating with curators and acquisitions staff to ensure timely completion of donor gift agreements and record transfer forms, accessioning collections in various databases/collection systems /online catalogs.
  • Creating preliminary lists and basic catalog records for materials. Carrying out basic cataloging and arrangement and description of archival materials.
  • Coordinating all activities involved in the physical transfer of new archival collections from donors to the Bancroft Library. Appropriately packing and/or repacking archival materials for archival transfer and storage. Lifting cartons weighing up to 40 pounds and climb ladders up to 12-feet (required).
  • Working with teams of library professionals, for various special processing/cataloging projects and works with librarians or other staff members in acquiring or processing material.

This work entails a significant level of communication via e-mail and telephone with all levels of Bancroft staff, donors, and Campus Move Services.
Required Qualifications

  • Computer and typing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple work assignments.
  • Willingness to work off-campus.
  • Ability to lift cartons weighing up to 40 and climb ladders up to 12-feet required.
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with online library catalogs.
  • Familiarity with archival collection management systems.
  • Experience with library technical services.
  • Experience with archival appraisal and processing.

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range of the position is $50,100.00 - $76,000.00, 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.
Driving Required

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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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