University of California, Berkeley

The Library

Goldman Fund Processing Archivist
The Bancroft Library

Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian III
Full-time salary range: $49,464 - $54,444
This is a full-time, temporary appointment for eighteen months.

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Processing Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to pack, process, arrange, and describe the archive of the Goldman Fund, a San Francisco-based philanthropic foundation whose giving focused predominantly on environmental issues. This is a full-time (1 FTE), temporary appointment for eighteen months. The successful candidate will have experience with processing institutional collections, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, 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 undergraduate students, 10,000 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty members. The Library is comprised of 20 libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, and the East Asian Library collectively offering extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. 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 (CDL). Discover more about the Library and our initiatives at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.

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 more than 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 Bancroft Library is available at: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/.

Bancroft Technical Services (BTS) is the unit responsible for all of the technical operations of the Bancroft Library.BTS employs approximately 22 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, which creates partnerships with other campus and library units and with a variety of institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the state, and the nation.


The Goldman Fund Processing Archivist will report to the Manuscripts Supervisory Archivist and has full responsibility for managing the survey, move planning, and description of the Fund records currently located at their site. He/she will prepare the collection for transfer to the Bancroft Library where it will be arranged and described. The Processing Archivist will supervise student library employees, as needed. He/she establishes the arrangement and description plan of the collection, including the finding aid structures for those papers. The Processing Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, and creates mechanisms for the speedy transfer and processing of the collection. The Processing Archivist works with curators in the preservation assessment of collection and in selection of materials for conservation treatment. He/she also works with the BTS staff on appraisal of the collection and with the Digital Collections Unit to complete finding aids and other published tools.

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.




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


Consideration will be given to applications received by April 11, 2012.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by e-mail. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate's qualifications; a full resume of their education and relevant experience; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position.

Send applications to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3778

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


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