Acquisitions and Curatorial Support Coordinator, Library (6268U)
About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: July 1, 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/
The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 690,000 volumes, 175 million manuscript items, 9 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 4.3 million digital files, and 25,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The archival and rare book materials of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. The Bancroft is home to three research groups: the Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office); the Mark Twain Papers; and the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri. The Bancroft Library is an active center of teaching and research. Supporting the programs of about 30 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections, see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library(link is external)
Responsibilities This position applies advanced professional concepts to perform highly complex responsibilities for special collections and rare books, including acquisitions and processing of newly acquired materials in all formats, and other library related processes and projects for the Bancroft Library, the Mark Twain Papers & Project, the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, and the University Archives. Duties include:
Serves as selector for books, serials, sound recordings, broadsides, manuscripts and archives using subject specific reviewing sources, general catalogs, and direct contact with writers and poets, bringing relevant materials to curators' attention.
Reviews dealer and auction catalogs; prepares research memos for purchases or gifts for Rare Books curator. Assists selectors with budget requests and allocations, meets with potential donors, and acts as a vendor contact.
Prepares correspondence and gift agreements. Accessions materials in various databases/online catalogs and reports to Development Office. Handles extensive communication with donors. Occasionally retrieves collections from donors. Reviews duplicative material for retention, or disposal.
Contributes cataloging content for serials, series, and other multi-part materials; assists with mid-sized orders and payments with multiple functions and cross-boundary responsibilities. Contributes descriptive metadata about new archival acquisitions in the library's collection management tool and performs complex authority and subject headings work in preparing collections for cataloging in local systems.
Creates documentation of serials processing procedures and functions, setting goals and priorities for the unit in this area of responsibility.
Assists with mid-sized orders and payments across multiple functions and divisional responsibilities; acts as liaison with library administration/business services, selectors or other staff members in establishing appropriate acquisition/processing arrangements.
This position works with teams of library professionals, for various special processing/cataloging projects or works with librarians or other staff members in acquiring or processing material.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.