Job ID: 189069

Library Supervisor 1 (6286U), Library Administration - 35673

University of California, Berkeley

  • Jul. 5, 2022
  • Library Supervisor 1 (6286U), Library Administration - 35673
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Library Supervisor 1 (6286U), Library Administration - 35673

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Life and Health Sciences Division is comprised of the Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. The division collections provide comprehensive coverage of biological sciences, natural resources, entomology, forestry, paleontology, energy, biochemistry, public health, optometry and vision science.

The LHS Division collections serve the University of California, Berkeley, Division of Biological Sciences, the College of Natural Resources, the School of Public Health and the School of Optometry.

Core constituents consist of approximately 400 faculty and lecturers, 1200 graduate students, 3500 undergraduate majors. The collections are heavily used by campus researchers, laboratories, biotechnology companies and community patrons seeking comprehensive biological and agricultural sciences collections, and community.

The Life and Health Sciences Division offers instruction for course-related classes, workshops, specialized tours, and graduate student orientations for departments served by the library. The Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library web site is a gateway to specialized resources and tools, ebooks, ejournals, research guides, links to campus, state-wide and national resources.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 25, 2022.

  • Supervises students who perform routine duties and responsibilities according to established guidelines, procedures and policies. Coordinates with the Evening & Weekend Supervisor on the hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of 12-16 student library employees. Reviews and approves student timecards in Caltime. Student Library Employee responsibilities include: Checking out, checking in and renewing library materials. Sorting and routing returned materials. Providing information regarding location and status of materials. Processing requests for holds and searches. Assisting library users in acquiring NRLF materials. Routine check of identifications of users at check-out. May create "on the fly' records for materials not in catalog at time of check out. Processing paging requests sent via the library's catalog. Performing stacks shifts and special projects when needed.

Manages schedules of students and staff on the circulation desk to ensure adequate coverage for library users. Coordinates staff rotations along with student desk schedules. Reassigns staff and available students to cover approved outages and rest/meal breaks. Works the desk themselves as appropriate. Has ultimate responsibility to ensure the circulation desk is staffed each hour of operation. Sets performance expectations, monitors performance, provides corrective action, and recommends employee selection, corrective action, and dismissals. With Evening & Weekend Supervisor, develops and implements training plans, quizzes and other assessment tools. Monitors team morale and plans team building events/activities. Provides direction and assistance to subordinates on difficult and complex operational library services matters. Serves as functional expert on Alma Fulfillment as it relates to circulation operations. Keeps up-to-date library-wide policies and services (Interlibrary Services, Library Printing Services, Privileges Desk, etc.) in order to direct users appropriately. Participates Circulation Services Group. Recognizes when to forward problems to manager for resolution. Processes Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library course reserve material and makes available for circulation in a timely manner. Work with Division Head, librarians or faculty to find alternatives, if the library does not own requested material. Creates bibliographic and item records for materials owned by faculty (personal copies).

Required Qualifications
  • Aptitude for accurate and detailed work. Ability to work as a positive and productive member of a team. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, handle interruptions, and deal with a large volume of complex material. Strong oral and written communication skills. Problem solving skills. Ability to learn quickly and perform tasks independently. Related library experience and knowledge of library practices and procedures. Knowledge of circulation procedures. Basic understanding of and experience with an automated library system. Proficiency with Windows, MS Office programs and Google Suite applications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Effective supervisory skills to direct, motivate, monitor, and evaluate the work of others. Demonstrated customer service experience in a library. Experience with and/or ability to learn the Alma automated library system. Experience supervising student workers. Experience with biological sciences, natural resources, or health sciences.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits
  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits. This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $47,300.00 - $67,900.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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