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Job ID: 207418

Library Assistant (6761C), Library Administration - 50715
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 17, 2023
Title Library Assistant (6761C), Library Administration - 50715
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Library

Library Assistant (6761C), Library Administration - 50715

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

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. TheAccess Services and Deposit Services units are administrative units at the NRLF.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 30, 2023


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

To support those activities, this position performs the following tasks:

  • Accession new deposits arriving at the NRLF into the local database.
  • Retrieve material from the NRLF stacks.
  • Inspect books per established preservation criteria to determine if items are suitable for digital scanning or for remote lending, and package material for transport.
  • Receive, process, and shelve newly deposited and returned materials.
  • Digitize sections of requested materials and prepare them for document delivery.
  • Assist library users at the public service desk and answer questions.
  • Perform basic bibliographic checking for material requested by library users and find the corresponding NRLF barcode numbers in the local database.
  • Circulate library materials to other libraries or directly to users.
  • Physically validate issue completion of Shared Print serial holdings.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions in English.
  • Basic ability to use a Windows PC and Windows-based tablet.
  • Basic experience with email, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues as well as with the public by phone, email, and in person in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to do precise and detailed work quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to work in the stacks and at a computer for extended periods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of bibliographic record standards.
  • Experience with library circulation/fulfillment functions using an integrated library system (preferably Alma).
  • Familiarity with basic bibliographic searching techniques.
  • Knowledge of preservation selection principles.
  • Experience using scanners, microfilm readers, and other library-related equipment.
  • Experience with digital scanning and electronic document processing software functionality.
  • Experience with inventory management system (IMS) software.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $20.51 (step 1.0) - $24.75 (step 10.0).

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This job is at the Northern Regional Library Facility, located at the Richmond Field Station, not on the Main Campus.
  • The Northern Regional Library Facility is hiring two (2) Library Assistant 2.
  • This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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