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Library Technician

E20

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are responsible for performing support functions related to library or archival activities for an agency.  This primarily involves basic reference, research and cataloging services, processing of loan requests and filing or shelving of books and other library materials.  Some positions may be assigned overall responsibility for providing library services in a state institution, school or other facility.

Typical functions:

The functions of this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Manages a library at a state facility.
  • Develops procedures and recommends policies for work unit.
  • Performs basic reference and research services for users, including Internet and database searching.
  • Assists clients with on-line retrieval of information.
  • Performs basic cataloging of library materials using on-line databases.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests.
  • Processes archival records or library materials.
  • Shelves and files library materials.
  • Maintains various files, records and statistics.

Level Descriptors:

The Library Technician job family consists of three levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity of the duties assigned.

LEVEL I                                    Code:  E20A                             Salary Band:  E

This is the basic level where employees are responsible for performing the most routine functions related to library, archival or records management activities.  Such activities include shelving and filing materials, responding to the most basic information requests and assisting in warehousing archival and records management materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic clerical procedures; of grammar, punctuation and spelling; of library records and their purpose; and of library classification systems.  Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow oral and written instructions; to use computers and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year experience in clerical or library work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LEVEL II                                   Code:  E20B                             Salary Band:  F

This is the career or full performance level where employees are responsible for performing assigned activities at all levels of complexity.  Such activities include monitoring various files, records and statistics, providing reference and research services to users and providing basic cataloging of materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of principles and practices of library procedures.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years experience in clerical or library work; or completion of six semester hours of library courses from an accredited college or university.

LEVEL III                                  Code:  E20C                             Salary Band:  G

This is the leadership level where employees are responsible for performing lead worker duties or managing a library at a state facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of principles and practices of library procedures, including reference, circulation, classification and cataloging; of spelling, punctuation and grammar and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to read and comprehend policies and procedures, manuals, rules and regulations; to follow written and oral instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to use computers.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of library experience; or five years of library experience.