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Interlibrary Services - Google Books Library Project Student Employee - Job #5529


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Student Employment
office hours:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(closed daily for lunch,
noon to 1 p.m.)

Student Job Opening

Date Posted: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:30am
Student supervisor: 
Erin Frye
Interlibrary Lending/Photoduplication
STDT 2, ($13.00/hr)
How many students will be hired for this job?: 
Does this job require work study?: 
Work Study Preferred

Work Schedule

Minimum Hours/Week: 
Maximum Hours/Week: 
Minimum Hours/Shift: 
Specific Work Hours: 
Office hours Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 4:30pm (no weekends/nights)

Job Information

Job Duties: 

The Google Books Library Project is a large-scale effort at universities around the world to digitize books that may be out of print or hard to find. The Interlibrary Services Lending Department is the primary liaison for the project at U.C. Berkeley. The student assistants will retrieve library materials from multiple branches across campus. Students in this position will retrieve, process, and prepare for shipping various library materials to fulfill Google project needs. The students will perform office tasks such as automated checkout, processing, checkin, and organizing library materials by Library of Congress call number order. 

This position involves repetitive motions on a regular basis. The ability to lift/carry varying weights of books and push loaded, heavy book trucks within the library is required. 


Required Qualifications: 

Student in this position must be able to lift/carry varying weights of books and push loaded, heavy book trucks within the library. 

Focused, detail-oriented, efficient, punctual, and committed to employment for the entire school year. Ability to perform detailed work with high degree of accuracy required. Must be able to perform well in a fast-paced environment. Exhibit a strong work ethic, and be able to work independently, and take initiative with a varying work flow. Able to assist other units when necessary. Basic knowledge of the Library of Congress call number system, ability to search and locate library materials from the shelves; speak/read English fluently.


Desired Qualifications: 

Effective oral/written communication skills; basic knowledge of other languages; knowledge of Doe/Main stacks and other libraries on campus; basic knowledge of Excel, Word, and other databases; ability to work well independently and within a diverse community. Familiarity with OskiCat and Melvyl preferred.

Special Notes: 

We have two positions open at this time. PLEASE NOTE: the work hours available in this department are between 9am-4:30pm, Monday- Friday. Student employees should be willing to commit to their work hours around class time. Students MUST be able to start training immediately and work through Spring 2018 if not longer. We require at least one week during winter break, either after finals, OR before the new semester starts in January 2018.