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Douglas County 3310
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LIBRARY TECHNICIAN 1
Pay Range GC10

INTRODUCTION

This classification performs complex technical support to professional librarians within operational units of adult and children services, law library and technical service. Duties are varied and require considerable judgment. Incumbents provide information to the public, enter data into automated system, catalog fiction, input orders for library materials, receive and process materials; may serve as leadworker.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Provide general reference and reader advisory assistance; receive generalized library material requests either by phone or personal contact from patrons, lawyers, branches, and bookmobile; define needs; initiate search for material completing necessary paperwork; and when located, forward material to requestor.

2. Perform acquisition function and order verification for library periodicals; process claims and handle charges; provide data for periodical list.

3. Participate in cataloging functions of library material; enter bibliographic and item records into data base; update bibliographic records to reflect local catalog practices.

4. Catalog adult, young adult and junior fiction material utilizing library automated system.

5. Provide service to users of the law library; receive requests, locate material and notify requestor; check in materials; prepare and mail invoices for users of the library.

6. Assist with automated library system in troubleshooting and training staff.

7. Assist in children's unit with story presentation, tours, special projects, graphics.

8. Participate in evaluation and disposal of library materials; send to mending or processing if bar coding problems.

9. Maintain specialized files, records, reports and statistical data;

10. May serve as leadworker within a unit.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of library services, practices and procedures, terminology, with significant specialized knowledge in technical operations in one or more basic elements of library services (acquisition, cataloging, reference, children); reasonable knowledge of technical support provided to a professional librarian; reasonable knowledge of automated library systems; basic knowledge of clerical record keeping and report writing as related to library services. Skill in: Use of automated library equipment and systems. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; determine reader interest; establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibility; work independently and adjust to priority changes, manage time efficiently; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, attorneys, vendors, advisory boards, other libraries, patrons and the general public.

Education, experience and training: Associate's degree in library science, literature computer science or related field and two years related work experience in a specific area of library services OR Bachelor's degree in literature, computer science OR four years progressively responsible work related experience OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OVER POSITION

Work is performed with supervision of a librarian. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employees estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established library policy, rules and procedures, automated equipment manuals, supplier references, cataloging manuals. Considerable amount of judgment and initiative is used to independently interpret these procedures for use in specific units within the library system.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in a library environment. Some positions may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 14 pounds, pushing, reaching, standing, twisting and walking.

 
   
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