Processing Archivist for Institutional Records and Faculty Papers, UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title: Associate Librarian, Potential Career Status
Salary range: $64,930-$84,754
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 08/01/2022
Position duration: Career, indefinite term

Application Window

Open date: June 1st, 2022
Next review date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jul 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Librarian for a position with a working title of Processing Archivist for Institutional Records and Faculty Papers to oversee the University Archives processing program in The Bancroft Library, providing leadership and oversight of the program in consultation with the University Archivist. This is a full-time permanent Librarian appointment. The successful candidate will have experience working with analog and born-digital archival materials; experience working with archival technologies; demonstrated experience appraising and providing original description of archival materials; knowledge of metadata standards; strong analytical, documentation, and communication skills; experience interfacing and coordinating with curators, donors, archivists, and IT staff; and experience working with tools and systems in a special collections environment.

The Environment

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 30,574 undergraduate students, 11,336 graduate students, and 1,525 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 12 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.

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 690,000 volumes, 175 million manuscript items, 9 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 4.3 million digital files, and 25,000 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 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. The 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 30 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses.

Responsibilities

The Processing Archivist for Institutional Records and Faculty Papers will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the accessioning and processing of the archives of the University of California within the Technical Services Division of The Bancroft Library, working both on the UC Berkeley campus and at our offsite facility in Richmond. Responsibilities include:

  • Archival appraisal, accessioning, processing, preserving, and supporting access to analog, born-digital and hybrid archival collections
  • Implementing and applying tools used in the special collections and archival communities, e.g., ArchivesSpace, Alma/Primo, Digital Asset Management Systems, FTK, ePADD, BitCurator
  • Coordinating closely with the University Archivist and the Head of Archival Processing.

The Processing Archivist for Institutional Records and Faculty Papers will report to the Head of Archival Processing and may supervise the work of staff and student library employees as needed. The Institutional Records and Faculty Papers Processing Archivist will work largely independently while consulting with the University Archivist, Bancroft curators, public services staff, acquisitions staff, other archivists, and Library IT staff, as well as donors and researchers.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, the 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.

UC Berkeley Library Website: https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/

The Bancroft Library: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-librarylink

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Three or more years working with archival materials
  • Two or more years experience working with archival tools and technologies
  • Two or more years experience processing archival materials

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution program or equivalent international degree
  • Three or more years appraising, accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to analog, born-digital, and hybrid archival collections
  • Knowledge of archival content, structure, and preservation metadata standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODS, PREMIS, etc.
  • One or more years experience with university archives
  • One or more years archival processing supervision experience
  • Knowledge of ArchivesSpace, Alma/Primo, Digital Asset Management Systems, FTK, ePADD, and/or BitCurator
  • Demonstrated analytic, documentation, and communication skills

Application Requirements

Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/3127852
Help contact: mailto:hrd-library@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html, https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/index.html, https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ra/index.html, and https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/lx/index.html. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.
Job location Berkeley and Richmond, CA

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