Head of Bancroft Technical Services
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT, February 2017
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a Head of Technical Services to manage the administrative unit responsible for acquiring, analyzing, processing, and cataloging the complex array of collections of The Bancroft Library, which include print, manuscript, archival, pictorial, microform, digital, and other resources.
The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation's premier public university. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,400 undergraduate students, 10,700 graduate students, and 1,600 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and numerous subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with the collections and build their research skills. Discover more about the Library through our website at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.
The Bancroft Library is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the Western U. S. Its holdings include more than 600,000 volumes, 60 million manuscripts, 8.2 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 3.2 million digital items, and 35,000 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 Judah L. Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. 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 20 campus departments annually, it curates a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library.
Bancroft Technical Services (BTS) is the division responsible for all of the technical operations of The Bancroft Library. BTS employs approximately 25 career and non-career staff. BTS operations include: acquisitions, cataloging (original and copy), archival, manuscript, digital, and pictorial collections processing, and digital initiatives. BTS is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to The Bancroft Library's collections of printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual, born digital and other materials in a variety of formats. BTS takes a leadership role in setting national standards for technical processing, digital access, and digital archiving of rare books, archives, and special collections materials. A significant percentage of BTS processing and digital archiving projects are funded by grants or donors; this requires BTS actively to partner with other campus and library units and with a variety of institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the state, and the nation. The position reports to the Director of The Bancroft Library and serves as a member of Bancroft’s Administrative Group, Collections Committee, and Budget Committee; the University Library’s management Roundtable; and other appropriate library councils and taskforces.
UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and engagement with the profession. Advancement is based in part upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment as, for example, to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.
Minimum Basic Qualification(s) at time of application:
Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.
Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.
This recruitment will remain open until filled.
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01272. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.
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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Send inquiries to:
Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
Phone: (510) 642-3778