PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex supportive services in a library function.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
The Library Technician is an advanced working level class and is distinguished from the Library Technical Assistant by the level of complexity involved in providing supportive library functions. Examples of the most complex work includes those performing supportive services in cataloging or indexing beyond the routine cataloging process and requiring research and use of judgment to determine the appropriate reference, responsibility for efficient operations of specific areas of the library such as a curriculum or reserve room, archiving support services or sole responsibility of university libraries, including opening and closing of the library during weekend or night shift hours.
Works under the limited supervision of a Librarian or an employee of higher grade.
May supervise library aides, clerks, maintainers, inmates, students and/or volunteers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs most complex supportive duties in a library function; responsible for a library function such as the daily operations of a reserve room or curriculum room, cataloging or indexing of materials that are unique bibliographically and require research and judgment such as town government documents, public hearing or legislative session transcripts or archiving functions such as processing archival materials, preparing historical or biographical descriptions, digitizing and cataloging materials; assists patrons and provides public information; compiles reports and statistics; may be responsible for operations of the library during night or weekend hours; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of library science techniques and practices; knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of automated library systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of supportive experience in library work including acquisition, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loans and reference.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing supportive services at the level of Library Technical Assistant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in library science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Library Technician in Salary Group AR 20 approved effective October 1, 1987. (2012 SCOPE Review)