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Position Working Title: Associate Librarian for Special Collections
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $54,722 - $67,722 full-time fiscal year rate, based upon qualifications. This is a full-time potential career appointment.
The Robbins Collection in Religious and Civil Law at the University of California, School of Law (Berkeley Law) is seeking an Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of early modern books and print culture, medieval and early modern manuscript books and documents, experience with cataloging rare books and single-item manuscripts, advanced reading proficiency of Latin and knowledge of other European languages, familiarity with descriptive standards such as RDA and/or AACR2, DACS, AMREMM and the DCRM suite, and strong communication skills.
Berkeley Law & The Robbins Collection:
Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. Berkeley Law confers degrees in two instructional programs for more than 900 graduate students. The school has 53 FTE ladder-rank faculty, over 100 other academic staff (lecturers, emeriti, and visitors), a law library, a rare books and special collections library, two organized research units, a clinical program, and specialized academic centers.
The mission of the Robbins Collection is to promote and sponsor comparative research and study in the fields of religious and civil law, and its materials attract students and leading scholars from universities and research institutions around the world. Although independently funded, the Robbins Collection’s location at Berkeley Law greatly enhances the educational aspect of its mission, providing unique educational opportunities for students interested in comparative and historical approaches to law. The Collection houses more than 340,000 titles on such topics as civil law, comparative law, jurisprudence, legal history, and religious law encompassing the canon law of the Roman and Greek churches, Jewish law and Islamic law. The Collection’s holdings include more than 300 manuscript books, more than 300 incunables, more than 150 manuscript documents and fragments, electronic resources for historical legal research, and microfilms of the Canon and Roman law manuscripts in the Vatican Library. For more information on the Robbins Collection, see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/robbins/.
The Associate Librarian oversees original and complex copy cataloging and preservation of the Collection. Other duties include preparation of bibliographies and bibliographic publications. Under the general direction of the Director of the Robbins Collection, the Associate Librarian will also support development activities. The Associate Librarian will contribute content for the Center website, and will help develop exhibitions and other digital projects related to the pedagogical and scholarly mission of the Center. In addition, the Associate Librarian will provide reference and information services for faculty, fellows, visiting scholars and the general public, alongside the Reference Librarian. The Librarian will give occasional tours and lectures and conduct training programs for the staff.
Advancement in the Librarian series at UC Berkeley is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment, e.g., active participation in University and professional settings, publications or other research and creative activity. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.
Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):
• Advanced Degree
Additional Required Qualifications (by start date):
• 2-4 years of experience working as a special collections librarian or archivist.
• Demonstrated experience creating bibliographic description of rare books including transcription, collation, and copy-specific information and notes.
• Demonstrated experience in MARC 21 cataloging, including experience with RDA and/or AACR2, DACS, AMREMM, and the DCRM suite.
• Advanced reading proficiency of Latin and at least one European language other than English.
Preferred Additional Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies.
Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously. Thorough knowledge of online resources and applications and search techniques as well as an understanding of trends in access to digital information and scholarly publishing. Demonstrated experience working with online cataloging systems, especially OCLC Connexion. Demonstrated experience with applying Library of Congress Subject Headings. Knowledge of paleography. Experience working in an Integrated Library System environment, especially Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s Sierra. Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification Schedules for Robbins Collection core materials. Advanced degree in law or the humanities (preferably in Medieval or Early Modern Studies). Experience in the creation of name authority records, preferably for contribution to the Library of Congress as part of the NACO program. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and flexibility.
UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UCAFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.
Librarians are eligible for appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel.
Required Application Materials:
● Cover Letter: Detailing a statement of qualifications
● Curriculum Vitae: Noting degrees and relevant work experience
● References: 3 references required (contact information only)
Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01995 . Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, and a curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience. Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.
This position will remain open until filled.
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The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.
Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http:// policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct .
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