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Copy Cataloger (6760C) 6202
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Copy Cataloger (6760C) 6202
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library
    Information Technology

Copy Cataloger (6760C) 6202

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: 3/9/2020

Departmental Overview

Catalog & Metadata Services is responsible for the cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries. The Department works closely with Library Information Technology (LIT) to load vendor records, on projects to improve catalog quality, and to identify and create non-MARC metadata for digital library projects.


  • Perform simple and intermediate copy cataloging and corrective database maintenance for materials in English and Spanish. This includes updating low level records that currently reside in the local database, new and added copies, and replacement copies. Incumbent may create minimal-level records. Incumbent may work with other formats such as microforms and digital resources.
  • Serves as the work leader for one or two students in the workflow distribution unit. Incumbent will train students, answer student questions, resolve errors, and track workflow statistics.
  • Incumbent will update and/or create documentation as necessary; will participate in unit and department meetings and training; provide feedback or input when needed; other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Reading and speaking fluency in the English language.
  • Reading fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience using library catalogs.
  • Advanced problem solving skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite of programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the OCLC database
  • Experience using an integrated library system (such as Millennium)
  • Experience using RDA and the MARC format
  • Experience using electronic resources

Salary & Benefits

$21.88 - $24.87 per hour. 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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