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University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 1213707
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Libraries

Reserves & Media Assistant
Job #: 1807932

Full Time; Career
Minimum Starting Salary: $20.03/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

NOTE: We are continuing to accept applications through 5/28/2018.

The University Library is looking for a full­-time Reserves & Media Assistant to join our team. Reserves & Media is a public service unit in the User Services & Resource Sharing department (US&RS) at the University Library. The US&RS team is comprised of the Circulation, Collection Maintenance, Reserves & Media Center, Operations, and Interlibrary Loan units. All US&RS staff members are cross-trained to provide basic services for each unit at multiple public service points. Under the supervision of the Reserves Coordinator, the incumbent will provide public service at the McHenry and Science & Engineering Library Public Service Desks, accept and process traditional reserve lists, support to the Reserves Coordinator on routine reserves work, and participate on library-wide committees and special projects.

All Library staff members are expected to adhere to and support the UCSC Principles of Community, which can be found here:­community.html.

The UCSC University Library, founded in 1965, is the largest research library between Stanford and Santa Barbara despite being one of the smallest general libraries in the University of California system. We share with other academic libraries a commitment to intellectual freedom and the widest possible access to information. We have mutually beneficial partnerships with libraries at other University of California campuses, local California State Universities, community colleges, and public libraries. Our active participation in the California Digital Library promises to enhance this collaboration to a new level. The University Library strengthens the UCSC academic enterprise by providing, presenting, and preserving a wide range of information resources. We utilize innovative approaches in working with faculty and students to help them discover, use, manage, and share the array of information that supports their research, teaching, and learning.

The selected candidate will be asked to work evenings and weekends and will be asked to adjust their schedule as the needs of the unit and section require it.

Regular work schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday OR Sunday-Thursday; schedule will include 5 days, exact days and hours to be determined.

Work location will be both at McHenry Library and Science & Engineering Library. Both libraries are located on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Qualifications include:

Previous library experience.

Demonstrated skill in organizing, monitoring, and setting priorities for a heavy workload with multiple tasks and competing deadlines.

Experience in a computer-reliant work environment and the ability to learn specialized software.

Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work cooperatively with library staff, student assistants, and patrons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Ability to apply careful attention to tasks.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a Criminal History Background Check.

NOTE: We are continuing to accept applications through 5/28.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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