Library Spec, Sr

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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of complex library services and operations using independent judgement. Uses specialized knowledge (e.g. fluency in foreign languages and national cataloging standards) to create or edit bibliographic records online. Uses an expanding range of electronic resources (e.g. internet, CD-Roms, online financial systems) to provide access to information. Provides research assistance, answers complex research requests, interprets library policies, handles specialized materials and resolves problems. Instructs users in the use of internal and external information resources. Initiates, develops and maintains contact with materials vendors (e.g. antiquarian/out-of-print, approval plan, serials and library binderies). Performs bibliographic management duties including searching, checking the series and name authority files and reviewing cataloging records. Creates permanent machine-readable bibliographic and authority records. Verifies or assigns subject headings and classifications (e.g. Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine or Dewey Decimal). May create bibliographic access to research materials using specialized knowledge of national standards, electronic reference sources and complex reference tools. May provide physical access to materials employing specialized techniques relating to conservation, binding, reproduction and/or reformatting. May engage in the full range of tasks associated with serials processing. Performs tasks associated with the set-up, operation and maintenance of audio-visual and television equipment. May hire, train and supervise student or general staff, provide performance feedback and complete performance evaluations. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a related field. Three years of related experience. Requires one or more of the following: computer skills, special skills, or proficiency in a foreign language.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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