In the State Library, a state college or university or a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of supportive and/or paraprofessional tasks in any function of the library including acquisition, cataloging, interlibrary loans, reference and circulation.
Works under the general supervision of a Librarian or an employee of higher grade.
May supervise students and/or volunteers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Circulates books and other library materials using manual and/or automated systems; performs catalog maintenance activities such as filing, transferring, updating, revising and withdrawing cards/files; retrieves bibliographic information from automated library systems for circulation, interlibrary loan or copy cataloging purposes; receives and processes orders for print and non-print materials; performs and/or supervises performance of stack maintenance activities including sorting, shelving and shifting of material; assist patrons in locating and using library materials and equipment; compiles statistics on particular function of library; pulls and organizes library materials for binding; may enter bibliographic information onto automated library systems; may process interlibrary loan requests by filling those received from other libraries and/or searching for and requesting materials from other libraries; may instruct and supervise students and others in performance of library activities; may check in books and other library materials; may process invoices; may be responsible for monitoring student hours and payroll for those assigned; may correspond with vendors, publishers and library patrons as required; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Basic knowledge of library science techniques and practices; basic knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of recordkeeping procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate automated library systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in library work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Two (2) years of college training equalling sixty (60) semester hours with at least twelve (12) semester hours in library science may be substituted for the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Library Technical Assistant in Salary Group AR 16 approved effective October 1, 1987. (2012 SCOPE Review)