New Employees

Congratulations on your new job at The Library! We are excited that you are joining our team in serving UC Berkeley faculty, students and the public. The Library plays a crucial role in the University mission and your contribution will be essential.

The Library Human Resources Department is here to get you acclimated to your new role at the UC Berkeley Library. On your first day of work, you will meet with the Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) team that will get you started with onboarding, followed by a library-specific orientation with our Human Resources department.

After your onboarding sessions, please take some time to review our Guides and Handbooks section to review our helpful guides for new staff:

  • New Employees
    A great resource for new employees and their supervisors to learn about what goes into the making of a new employee's introduction to The Library and UC Berkeley. This covers helpful onboarding instructions for employees and supervisors, and information regarding staff probationary period.
  • Library Employee Handbook
    New workplaces come with new environments. Our employee handbook is a comprehensive and accessible guide to The Library's expectations, culture, policy, and procedure for new staff.
  • Benefits, Health, and Welfare
    As a new employee, understanding and taking advantage of benefits is important. Our Benefits, Health and Welfare guide helps to map out benefits options for new employees with sections covering benefits offered, enrollment, ergonomics, life changes, workers' comp and disability. This guide is filled with helpful links.

If you need any additional assistance with your new hire paperwork, benefits elections, or enrolling in a New Hire Orientation, please check in with your supervisor or contact the Library Human Resources Department.

Read the Library Employee Handbook to familiarize yourself with Library policies and practices.