The Library Technician is responsible for providing technical support to enable the delivery of library services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Assists patrons by locating and checking materials or equipment in and out of the library, providing information and assistance regarding resources, and answering questions concerning the proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
Researches library records and resources to ascertain availability of materials and provides information to library personnel or library patrons.
Processes and prepares library materials for cataloging or circulation.
Prepares materials for internal and external distribution by stamping or labeling and assigning and recording classifications information.
Maintains written and computer records and files including acquisition, financial, bibliographic, interlibrary loan, serials control, cataloging, and classification of information.
May oversees other assistants by training employees and reviewing work assignments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:
Occasional lifting of heavy books and equipment is required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices. Knowledge of computers and their applications. Ability to operate general office equipment. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to read and follow instructions.
Ability to stand and walk for long periods, to move book carts, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend and reach.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in a library environment or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
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