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Library Assistant I

Job Description

TITLE: Library Assistant I

JOB CODE: 8072



EEO6 CODE: 4 = Secretarial/Clerical

GRADE: Pay Grade 5

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 20,796.00
midpoint 25,788.00
maximum 30,780.00

PURPOSE: Responsible for performing paraprofessional duties requiring a basic knowledge of general library services, a working knowledge of specific areas of the library to accomplish a variety of tasks within that area, judgment to carry out procedures of limited complexity which may require choices of methodology within stated guidelines.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Checks materials in and out of the Library; accepts money, provides change and creates receipts for fines and fees; creates and updates patron records in support of the circulation module of the Library; and assists in purchasing library materials using vendor online database. Identifies and locates materials and updates records in accordance with library services procedures; place books in order, sensitizing books, and shelving books in stacks; and processes reserve materials. Disseminates accurate information to users of Library and University on policies and procedures. Provides instruction to enable Library clientele to use the online catalog for locating materials. Provides technical support for printers. Receives new materials for the Library including checking shipments and invoices for accuracy; delivering materials and creating invoices in local database. Prepares material and arranges for shipment to a commercial bindery; maintain records of bindery shipments; and assists in deciding specifications for each item to be bound. Contributes to planning and the establishment of policy and procedure for a specific area in the unit or department.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from a Librarian, Archivist, or Library Assistant with special instructions on new or complex procedures. Generally, decision making authority within guidelines established for the routines. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise student assistants and may interact with other units in the library or on campus as part of an established routine.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High School graduation or GED. 2 years related experience*, 60 credit hours of college substitutes for 1 year of experience. A bachelor's degree substitutes for 2 years of required experience.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: 2 years related experience*, 60 credit hours of college substitutes for 1 year of experience. A bachelor's degree substitutes for 2 years of required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 2 years of college. One year of general work experience in a library environment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS-OTHER: Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of section 51.215 Texas Education Code.

INTERNAL CONTROL: Within the scope of position duties, responsible for seeing that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, reliable financial data is maintained, and applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are followed.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Related experience includes performing functions which involve data interpretation, information provision, customer service, data input, problem resolution, and a variety of complex clerical procedures. These duties may have been performed in a library setting, office setting, or some other appropriate setting. For public service positions (i.e. those positions involving direct user interactions), customer service experience will be given additional weight. Usual library conditions. Some positions may require night and/or weekend work. Some positions may have special requirements for lifting, bending, reaching, moving book trucks, and may include exposure to book mold and dust. Accurate keyboarding is required. Accuracy in spelling, giving verbal information, entering facts and figures. Proficiency in all phases of the duties performed.