Special Collections Public Service and Processing (Limited Apt.)

Riverside, Riverside County
Jan 06, 2014
Salary: $37,104 - $48,132
Title: Special Collections Public Service and Processing (Limited Apt.)
Category: Library
Department: University Libraries
Date Posted: 08/06/2013
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Special Collections & Archives at the University of California, Riverside houses rare books, manuscripts, archival materials, photographs, broadsides, and other multi-media formats covering a wide range of special subject areas, including the world's largest Science Fiction and Fantasy collection and the newly established local history Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Our holdings do not circulate, but the department provides access in our reading room for those with an interest in our materials and valid photo identification.

Under the general supervision of the Department Coordinator, the Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) Public Service and Processing Assistant will perform a combination of detailed library operations to provide service to researchers and/or to engage in the processing of library materials. Responsible for observing established policies, methods, procedures and security standards of a rare materials collection.

The incumbent will provide back-up public service to researchers at the information desk and via telephone, e-mail, and standard mail. The SC&A Public Service and Processing Assistant is responsible for processing of all Interlibrary Loan and researcher reproduction requests. Assists in the hiring and evaluating of student employees and is responsible for the supervision of student employee projects including but not limited to checking processing and shelving accuracy, and monitoring incoming departmental materials. Also, is responsible for maintaining departmental equipment and communicating with the library Systems and Facilities departments and ordering departmental supplies. Assists with stacks maintenance and coordinates on-going shelf reading projects.

The incumbent will assist in accessioning and processing of newly acquired archival materials. Prepares collection level records and container lists for archival collection using Archivists' Toolkit. Assists with archival based digital projects along with preparation of physical material for digitization, metadata capture form, and file directory structure. Also, assists with paging and shelving archival material as needed, along with providing stack maintenance on archival collections.

Minimum Requirements:
Incumbent must:

Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni;

Have a High School diploma;

Be skilled at multi-tasking;

Have computer and technology knowledge and skills, including proficiency in operating personal computers including the use of Windows-based software applications such as Word, Excel, and Access;

Experience using Adobe Photoshop;

Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills;

Experience working in a public-service based environment

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong consideration will be given to incumbents with the following Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree;

Experience working in a rare book or special collections department;

Experience with audio/video editing software;

Experience in a team environment and on individual projects;

Familiarity with library standards and rules such as MARC, AACR2, and RDA;

Familiarity with archival principles, practices, and techniques, especially those related to the accessioning and processing of archival collections;

Familiarity with digitization practices and standards set forth by FADGI and NARA;

Familiarity with the Archivists' Toolkit and archival standards including DACS and EAD;

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview