TITLE Library Associate I
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5265
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Varies
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, Library Services
The Library Associate I provides service to Library patrons by responding to inquiries and providing requested library information resources utilizing a variety of electronic and print resources. The Library Associate I typically works with a particular collection or provides a specific service in the Library and may train and supervise student library assistants and temporary workers.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A high school diploma and at least thirty hours of college credit are required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Experience: At least three years of general work experience including at least one year of recent (within the past three years) experience working in a library or other comparable work environment are required. Experience performing duties similar to this position is preferred. Nine hours of Library Science courses may be substituted for the required year of library work experience. One year of supervisory experience is required if the position involves supervision.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Strong interpersonal skills are required. A working knowledge of word processing and/or database software applications is required. Attention to detail is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: Occasional exposure to mold and dust from library materials may occur. The position may required working evening and weekend hours on a regular basis. Hours of work will vary during intersessions and summer sessions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides information to students, fellow employees, and the public about Library policies, services, processes, and programs.
2. Supports the development and utilization of library information resources by utilizing a variety of on-line library and other electronic systems and printed sources for a variety of tasks, such as, processing inter-library loans, providing basic reference services for different collections, performing a variety of circulation functions, providing reserve collection services, and/or compiling information and statistics for reports related to their specific job.
3. Helps to ensure the efficient operation of the library by providing services specific to the area worked, such as processing materials entering the collection, identifying and processing materials for mending, preservation, and binding, and monitoring the receipt, claim, and volume holdings of updates of subscription serials.
4. Helps to develop an effective and efficient staff of student library assistants and temporary staff by assisting in the selection of workers, training and supervising workers, scheduling workers, and providing input for evaluating their performance.
5. Assists in responding to weather, fire, and security emergencies by maintaining order, directing evacuation of the library, securing designated areas, and contacting proper authorities.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. Remains competent and current by attending Library training and professional meetings, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the supervisor.
8. Contributes to the overall success of Library Services by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Library Associate I is supervised by the designated departmental supervisor and exercises supervision of designated student assistants or temporary staff.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JANUARY 2017