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Access Services Assistant (6761C) #23310

Access Services Assistant (6761C) #23310

  • Job ID: 23310
  • Location:
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department: Library Administration

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 6/9/17

Departmental Overview

The Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is a cooperative 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. The Deposit Services and the Access Services units are administrative units at the NRLF.


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

Retrieve material from NRLF stacks; inspect books per established preservation criteria to determine if items are suitable for digital scanning or for remote lending; package material for transport; receive, process and reshelve returned material.

Assist library users at the public service desk: perform basic bibliographic checking for material requested by library users and find the corresponding NRLF barcode numbers in the database; check-in/out library materials; answer questions.

Technical processing: accession new deposits arriving at the NRLF into the local database; assist the Shared Print Library Assistant as needed; physically prepare & shelve incoming material.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant library experience
  • Familiarity with an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably with Innovative’s Millennium
  • Familiarity with bibliographic searching
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detailed work
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to organize and handle heavy workloads to meet the daily deadlines; ability to work with interruptions
  • Ability to work in the stacks and at the computer for extended periods; work effectively both independently and in a team-oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant academic library experience
  • Basic knowledge of circulation practices
  • Experience using standard office software (MS Office & Adobe Acrobat)

Salary & Benefits

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Application materials can be submitted at

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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