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ARG Library Technician II

Company name
The Public Health Institute

Emeryville, CA

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Position Summary


is seeking a part-time (60%)


Library Technician II for the Alcohol Research Group (


). This position is located in Emeryville, CA.

Under the supervision of the Research Program Administrator II (Manager of Administrative Support Services) and the


Library Committee, the


Library Technician II will be responsible for providing


library services, and supporting


researchers with literature searches/article retrievals and providing referencing/bibliography maintenance assistance.

PHI Introduction

The Public Health Institute (


) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally.


was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides general


library services following established


library procedures under the administrative direction of the Manager of Administrative Support according to library policies set down by the Library Committee.

Maintains the on-line library circulation system; processes incoming journals/books, to include data entry into the library catalog, providing descriptive and subject cataloguing information using a classification system unique to


Communicates with staff about recent acquisitions, journal/book past due loans, and assesses staff library needs. Organizes training on use of Library catalog as needed.

Convenes library committee meetings to provide regular updates to the committee and to receive direction/guidance re library policies, needs and book & journal purchases.

Conducts electronic bibliographic searches of relevant external databases for


research staff and assists with bibliographic entries and management of in-house bibliographic and publication referencing software (currently using EndNote).

Assists scientists to comply with the


Public Access Policy in coordination with other



Orders and processes requests for materials such as books, reports, periodicals, serials, Inter-library loans, etc. Identifies reference materials; assists


staff with their retrieval.

Orders needed supplies and library books/ journals materials as specified by the Library committee. Reviews


publication list with Library committee to determine publications required.

Shelves/Reorganizes library books and journals as needed and facilitating access via the descriptive and subject catalog.

Accepts and performs other related job duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School degree required. Degree in Management Information Systems, Library Studies or similar is highly desirable.

Two years library experience preferred; background in biomedical or social science fields a plus. Enrollment in


program is desired but not required.

Familiarity with cataloging library materials highly desirable.

Experience in performing bibliographic services in the health or related field preferred.

Knowledge of software tools for publishing and reference management desirable, preferably including familiarity with EndNote software.

Highly self-motivated individual with good analytical and communication/interpersonal skills.

Excellent ability to organize/prioritize work and work independently.

Ability to be meticulous, methodical and careful in entering references, cataloging, etc.

Prior project management experience desired.

Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Access) desirable.

Ability to perform duties in a courteous friendly manner that fosters superior service.


This is a non-exempt position and the hourly wage is commensurate with experience.


offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHI’s benefits, visit our benefits page here

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled





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