University of California, Berkeley

The Library

Instruction/Reference Librarian
Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

Hiring Range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian III
Full-time Salary Range: $49,464-54,444 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a 50%-time, one-year, temporary appointment available starting August 2012.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The University of California, Berkeley is seeking an energetic, creative, and service-oriented librarian to provide instruction, outreach, and reference services; conduct public health-related literature searches; and perform other duties as needed in a dynamic environment.

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, 10,300 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty members. The Library is composed of approximately 20 libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the East Asian Library and the subject specialty libraries. Subject specialty and Affiliated libraries 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 Sheldon Margen Public Health Library is a subject specialty library of The Library of the University of California, Berkeley. It serves the campus community, particularly the faculty, staff, and students of the School of Public Health, as well as the staff of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and two agencies of California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), who are provided library services by contract arrangement with the University, and the general public who have need of our services. The library has a collection of approximately 107,000 volumes and receives more than 550 print serial titles. The staff consists of 4.3 FTE academic employees, 4 FTE staff employees, and 1.7 FTE student employees. More information about the library is available at: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/.


Under the general direction of the Head Librarian, the Instruction/Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing instruction, outreach, and reference services to state agency health professionals. Instruction is provided once a month to CDPH staff in both Richmond and Sacramento; the librarian will be required to travel to Richmond and Sacramento. Special request instruction sessions may require travel to other state agency locations in California. Outreach efforts will include the production of monthly and quarterly electronic newsletters. The librarian will conduct public health-related literature searches for contract clientele utilizing databases such as PubMed, Agricola, and ERIC as well as using bibliographic management software such as EndNote. The librarian will also assist the Document Delivery Unit with day-to-day operations such as bibliographic verification, commercial document delivery ordering, and CDPH-licensed electronic journal access issues as needed. With the other Public Health Library staff, the librarian will share in the responsibility for providing library services to other clientele.

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 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.

Term of appointment:

This position is a one-year, temporary appointment commencing from date of hire and is funded by state agency contracts.


Consideration will be given to applications received by July 27, 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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