In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist within a particular field and/or providing the highest advanced level of professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.
Works under the limited supervision of an administrator or professional of higher grade.
May lead/supervise professional, paraprofessional or clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs most complex related duties in providing consultant services to public, institutional and agency libraries and library groups; coordinates activities of a documents depository system; answers most complex queries utilizing wide range of reference tools of a highly specialized and complex nature; performs genealogical and legal legislative research; provides staff training and assistance; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; performs original cataloging and name authority work for most complex materials including law, microforms and serials; appraises materials to determine archival value and suitability for inclusion in State Archives; performs original accessioning and authority work on finding aids for archival materials; designs and revises automated and traditional archival aids: verifies for accuracy revisions to library catalogs; reviews and revises classification and authority work of other staff; may be assigned to staff development projects; may conduct performance evaluations; may conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; may be assigned to special projects requiring highest advanced level professional library duties as directed by State Librarian; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and/or bibliographic sources of information; considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in specialized functional procedures and/or specialized subject matter; considerable knowledge of library administration principles and techniques and library automation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.
The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Library Specialist in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective October 1, 1987. (2012 SCOPE Review)