JOB: Library Assistant, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley campus

Regular, part-time position, 20 hours per week: Tuesday through Thursday 3:00-7:00 PM, Saturday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. Salary range is $15.16 to $18.00 per hour, plus holiday, vacation, and sick leave. 401(k) retirement eligibility and tuition waiver benefits become available after one year of employment.

The Berkeley Campus Library supports the curricular, research, and classroom technology needs of three master’s level programs in Arts and Consciousness, Marriage and Family Therapy and Museum Studies. The collection includes 7,000 books, 90 videos and access to the full text of over 35,000 online journals and 50,000 e-books.

Reporting to the Branch Librarian, the Library Assistant provides library circulation services and basic reference support in the library, and media technology support in the classrooms, library and computer labs. The Library Assistant performs circulation functions using Millennium library system and may assist with shelving, serials check-in and other circulation tasks as assigned. In the absence of the Librarian, the Assistant provides basic reference assistance and helps patrons search the library catalog and research databases. The Library Assistant is also responsible for ensuring the proper function, use and check-out of digital arts, photographic and other creative audio visual equipment. Media technology responsibilities also include providing classroom AV set-up, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and providing instruction on equipment use to faculty, students, and guest presenters.

The requirements of this position include a Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of college plus a library technician certificate. Familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification system and Millennium integrated library system and database searching is highly desirable.

Preferred qualifications include experience with creative audio visual equipment and its maintenance, including video cameras, still photography (both liquid and digital), sound and lighting equipment; experience with audio and visual presentation equipment including LED projectors, media presentation hardware and software, slides, audio, and internet; knowledge of both Mac and Windows operating systems;  experience with digital arts software, preferably Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools and a variety of CD and DVD creation packages and Microsoft Office Suite and email proficiency.

Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to with Berkeley Library Assistant in the subject line or by fax to 925.969.3451 or mail to:

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523