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General Function

Performs intermediate to complex administrative and clerical tasks related to monitoring the operations of a library division

Job Details

Functional Title

Library Technician

Job Code


Classification Series

Library Support




University Libraries


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 3013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Monitors operations of unit; ensures smooth work flow; enforces policies and procedures; ensures work product meets professional standards.
  • Serves as informational resource to students, faculty and students; investigates and resolves problems or difficulties related to area of expertise.
  • Provides research assistance to students, faculty and other researchers seeking materials.
  • Oversees student employees by training, assigning tasks and monitoring performance to ensure deadlines and applicable standards are met.
  • Prepares various statistical reports.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Library Dean, Director, or Librarian in charge of Library unit (i.e. Music Librarian, Head Science Librarian, Head of Technical Services, etc.)

Direction Given: May provide functional supervision of student employees on an ongoing basis

Minimum Requirements

Requires twelve to eighteen months of coursework or training beyond high school and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures
  • Moderate knowledge of subject matter covered by library department
  • Knowledge of computer and library related software
  • May require supervisory skills

Working Conditions

Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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