E-Resources and Serials Ordering Specialist , UC Berkeley

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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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 21, 2019. This position will accept applications and remain open for full consideration until December 13,2019.

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, UC Berkeley serves a community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With 25 distinct destinations, including the Doe and Moffitt libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and an array of subject specialty libraries, the University Library offers services and materials that span the disciplines. The Library provides materials in all formats and offers robust services that connect users with these remarkable resources to inform their research and advance their understanding of the world. With nearly 13 million volumes, almost 100,000 active Library users, and more than 2.6 million online visitors per year, the Library’s impact is vast. Learn more at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/


  • Serials Processing: Monitors and updates records related to serials changes, such as title changes, ceased titles, format changes, publisher changes, platform changes. Runs reports to identify orders and issues not received; analyzes receipt patterns, order and payment history and initiates claims as needed. Performs problematic snag analysis and problem resolution for all types and formats of serials. Performs complex pre and post cataloging processing for new serials.
  • Orders and Payments: Manages ordering with multiple functions and boundary crossing responsibilities; acts as liaison with vendors, library administration, selectors or other staff members in establishing appropriate acquisition/processing arrangements for e-resources and serials; coordinates library access to electronic journals, databases, streaming video and other materials acquired digitally. Maintains and manages order and holdings records to ensure proper receipt and accurate data. Manages renewals and cancellations of resources.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, interprets and revises or proposes revisions to established operational guidelines within scope of assigned responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced professional library knowledge enabling the performance of a full range of coordinating, and/or highly specialized functional subject area activities in electronic resources and serials acquisitions, including experience working with multiple bibliographic and other data sources.
  • This knowledge may be acquired through considerable library experience, possibly in combination with specialized training and skills or relevant academic preparation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training in areas of electronic resources and print serials acquisitions and management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years experience working in electronic resources and serials acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Experience working with Millennium or Sierra ILS.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard professional office software.
  • Demonstrated communication skills including oral and written.

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range of the position is $55,400 – $80,400, commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Apply here.

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