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The University of California Library Bindery supports preservation programs at all University of California libraries and departments. Under direction of the department supervisor, production employees perform a variety of tasks to produce binding for monographs and journals. The scope of production activities also includes conservation services, pamphlet binding, archival enclosures, scanning, and photocopying.
The Library Bookbinder is the first of four bookbinder classifications with specific responsibilities listed below. Consistent performance and/or demonstrated proficiency at more advanced bookbinder skills qualify individuals to work in the subsequent Senior, Principal, and Production Lead classifications. The Library Bookbinder performs much of the handwork required to prepare books and materials for machine processing; i.e., sorting, stacking, counting and sizing. Performed correctly, their work is critical to an efficient and error-free operation. Library Bookbinders also input title information and produce lettered cloth to make book covers.
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Direct Production Activities
CHECKING IN AND PREPARATION ACTIVITIES: Books counted, sorted, and organized. Covers removed, pages checked for completeness, books sorted for different binding processes
BINDING ACTIVITIES: Fan gluing, hand sewing, assisting on the automated adhesive binder, and trimming end papers. Collect, organize, and measure materials after binding.
COVER MANUFACTORING: Cut and prepare boards for hard covers, letter cover cloth, laminate paperback covers, press covers to text block.
FINISHED PRODUCT: Inspect final product, packing, shipping, and receiving.
STAND ALONE PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES: Wire stitching pamphlets, make archival enclosures, photocopy and document scanning.
USING HAND TOOLS: knives, wrenches, wire pullers, measuring devices, sanding blocks, folding bines, scissors
MACHINERY - operate and maintain: various glue machines, wire stitching machine, book presses, hot foil stamper, laminator, and hand paper/board cutters.
SAFETY: use safe work practices and follow department safety rules
Indirect Production Activities
ONLINE TRAINING/EMAIL: basic computer skills to perform personnel transactions, participate in online training and communicate thru email as necessary for job
SHIPPING/RECEIVING: stage and prepare documentation for outgoing materials. Verify accurate receipt of materials
INVENTORY STOCKING and STOCK CUTTING: replenish direct material supplies as needed
MACHINE MAINTENANCE: oil, grease, and clean glue machines as assigned
ORGANIZATION AND CLEANLINESS: maintain tools, materials, and supplies in an organized manner for use by all staff. Keep working areas clutter-free and swept clean. Participate in rotational assignments to empty shop trash containers.
TRAINING AND MEETINGS: Attend and participate in trainings, department meetings, and campus meetings as assigned.
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