University of California, Berkeley

The Library

Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr., Papers Processing Archivist

The Bancroft Library

Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian III
Full-time salary range: $49,464 - $54,444, Depending upon qualifications

This is a temporary 24-month appointment available starting January 2012.

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Processing Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to arrange and describe the papers of Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown housed in over 1,000 cartons. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of political papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (EAD, METS, MARC, MODS), and strong communication skills.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premiere public universities that serves 25,500 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty members. Current collections include approximately 10 million volumes and 56,000 current serial titles. Library facilities on the Berkeley campus include the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the East Asian Library, and more than 20 subject-specialty and Affiliated libraries that serve specific subject areas and the professional schools. The Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), and the Research Libraries Group (RLG), and is an active participant in the California Digital Library.

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and special collections in the United States. As the primary center of special collections within the library system at Berkeley, Bancroft supports major research and reference activities and plays a leading role in the development of research collections. Bancroft holdings include over 500,000 volumes, 55,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 8 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 72,000 microforms, and 23,000 maps. Additional information regarding The Library and The Bancroft Library is available on the web at: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/.

Bancroft Technical Services (BTS) is the unit responsible for all of the technical operations of the Bancroft Library. BTS employs approximately 27 career and non-career staff and currently manages fifteen grant-funded projects. BTS operations include: acquisitions, cataloging (original and copy), archival, manuscripts, and pictorial collections processing, and digital archiving. BTS is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to the library's collections of printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, magnetic media, 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 is funded by grants or donors, leading 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 Processing Archivist has full responsibility for managing the transfer of the collection to an off-campus worksite in Richmond where the project will be completed. He/she will review and evaluate the internal organization and make recommendations to the organization in keeping with Brown's political activities and past research uses of the collection. The archivist will supervise processing support staff consisting of graduate interns and undergraduate student assistants. The Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, trains unit staff, and edits/reviews unit staff work-product, especially the creation of the finding aid. The Archivist works closely with curators in the assessment of the collection and in selection of collection materials. He/she works with the Bancroft Digital Collections Unit to develop the EAD-encoded finding aid. The Project Archivist will report to the Principal Manuscripts Archivist.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.


Preferred: Deadline: Consideration will be given to applications received by November 26, 2012.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at the University of California 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 leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of 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.

Submit applications online at aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00092. Applications must include a cover letter, a detailed statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names, and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

Send Inquiries To:
Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer


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