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Library Assistant IV

Job Description

TITLE: Library Assistant IV

JOB CODE: 8068



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: Responsible for performing duties requiring advanced operational and/or technical skills, substantial knowledge of general library services with expertise in a particular area, current knowledge of developments and trends and considerable independent judgment in area of responsibility. Contribute to planning and the establishment of policy and procedure for a specific area in the unit or department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages and supervises a small unit or functional area. Recommends and interpret existing procedures and practices in an area of specialization or assigned unit. Attends meetings; gathers data and writes reports for distribution and/or presentations inside and outside the department. Acts as a project manager for specific library projects that may include overseeing routines, verifying work, and supervising other staff and coordinating workflow across departmental lines. Interviews, hires and evaluates support staff for the unit within the Library's and University's policies and procedures. Also, responsible for performance appraisals and discharges if necessary. Trains staff in the use of the Library's integrated systems and subsystems. Counsels, coaches and teaches support staff. Interacts regularly with faculty, staff, students, other university departments, external agencies, institutions, and companies in the formal acquisition and dissemination of information including official statistical data, formal surveys, academic program reports, etc. ;the compilation of a wide variety of data from other institutions and vendors such as sales proposals and licensing requirements; the creation and management of internal and vendor relational databases; the resolution of complex vendor issues such as EDI, receipts, and payments; and in response to a wide variety of patron needs. Assesses users research needs. Instructs library clientele in the use of the online catalog and other online tools for locating information. Teaches the techniques of complex searching. Teaches users how to develop an extensive knowledge of the library collection. Performs complex bibliographic searching to identify or locate materials. Ensures the correctness of citations for materials to be acquired by the Library. Prepares and oversees complex orders, receipts, and resolve problems with serials, periodical subscriptions, or monographs. The creation of derived original cataloging for the OCLC database. Complex cataloging, which requires specialized knowledge or expertise in a specific subject area. Perform complex cataloging for monographs and serials. Search the OCLC database and select appropriate records; enters, augments, and corrects records in the Library's online catalog; make certain that data meets system requirements, UT Arlington procedures, and national standards; and carries out authority control activities. Assists in development of policies for the functional area.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from a librarian or archivist. Significant decision authority allowed within areas of responsibility. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise LAI, LAII, LAIII, student worker, volunteers, or interns.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree and other specialized training or knowledge.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: 6 years related experience*, 3 years of which must be at least at the Library Assistant III level. 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. Accuracy in all phases of the duties performed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Strong customer service skills.