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Library Assistant II

Job Description

TITLE: Library Assistant II

JOB CODE: 8070



EEO6 CODE: 4 = Secretarial/Clerical

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

PURPOSE: Responsible for performing duties requiring mid-level operational skills, independent judgment, general knowledge of library practices and procedures and significant knowledge in understanding of theory behind the practice of a specific area of the Library to accomplish specialized routines within that area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Disseminates accurate information to inform users of Library and University policies and procedures through direct contact with users; provides instruction to enable Library clientele to use the online catalog and other automated tools for locating needed materials; communicates effectively with faculty, students, staff, and other institutions and departments; receives and evaluates materials requested for reserve reading or interlibrary loan. Monitors the library facility and reports equipment, security, and repair needs through efficient communication. Updates and creates records in support of circulation, cataloging, reserve, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, reference, and instruction. Locates sources and orders materials requested by bibliographers and communicates effectively using e-mail, telephone, and FAX. Searches OCLC, the local library system, and other databases to select records for catalog activities. Interviews, hires, and trains student workers and or LAI's. Also, responsible for performance appraisals and discharges, if necessary. Compiles statistics and writes reports on the operations of a unit to support the administrative needs of the department. Attends meetings and represents the unit or the department through effective discussion, oral, and/or written presentation; 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 III or IV with special instructions on new or complex procedures. Generally, the position has decision making authority within the limits of routines and their applications. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise Library Assistant I's, and/or student assistants. Generally is responsible for training in their specific area of responsibility.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High School graduation or GED.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: 3 years related experience *. 1 year of which must be at least at the Library Assistant I level, 60 credit hours of college substitutes for 1 year of experience. A bachelor's degree substitutes for 2 years of required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree. 2 years 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, entering facts and figures, and giving verbal information. Proficiency in all phases of the duties performed.