Library Technician, Senior

Functional Title

Library Technician, Senior

Job Code


Classification Series

Library Support




University Libraries


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

General Function

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

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Monitors and reviews operations of unit; ensures smooth work flow; enforces policies and procedures; ensures work product meets professional standards.
  • Serves as informational resource to staff; investigates and resolves problems or difficulties related to area of expertise.
  • Assists Library patrons; answers inquiries and provides information.
  • Oversees student employees by scheduling and assigning tasks; monitors performance to ensure deadlines and applicable standards are met.
  • Prepares various reports regarding operations.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and reorders as necessary.

Reporting Relationships

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

Direction Given: May provide direct administrative supervision of student employees on an on-going basis. May provide functional guidance to classified staff.

Minimum Requirements

Requires eighteen to twenty-four months of coursework or training beyond high school and three years of library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of subject matter covered by library department
  • Knowledge of computer and library related software
  • 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.