UNIVERISTY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES PARAPROFESSIONAL 2 – BOTANIC GARDENS
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8762 (WFSE LIBRARIES)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Serve as a library and archives specialist for the Elisabeth C. Miller Library in the Center for Urban Horticulture, a unit of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens (“the Library”).
Perform the full range of complex library tasks such as archival and records management, development and cataloging of library collection; and bibliographic and reference searches specific to horticulture.
Under general direction, perform complex library or archival tasks using intensive application of specialized knowledge and skills, such as search bibliographic or horticultural reference resources, perform cataloging of library or archival materials; assist clients with reference services including interpreting and conferring on research strategies; and assist with the management and preservation of the collection.
Analyze and resolve complex order and bibliographic or archival cataloging problems; maintain and update internal records using complex automated systems;
Provide horticulture research services and assistance and resolve research and general inquiries specific to plants and plant science; consult finding aids and interpret them for researchers; monitor researchers to assure adherence to collections use procedures and security of archival records, publications, and equipment; retrieve and re-file archival materials; guide archival researchers to other sources for records, publications, and information;
Respond to inquiries regarding archival program policies, procedures and services; provide publications, forms, and information; ensure that archival researchers are served properly and in accordance with public records laws, rules, and regulations;
Assist in the management and preservation of the library collections focusing on botany and horticulture;
Analyze, organize, index, and describe materials such as manuscripts, clippings, slides, and photographs specific to horticulture;
Monitor and oversee stacks maintenance and space allotment;
Monitor assigned budgets, cash receipts and funds;
May train and provide direction to lower level staff including newer library staff, clerical staff, temporary or resident clerical staff, volunteers, or interns;
Perform duties of Library and Archives Paraprofessional – Botanic Gardens 1;
Perform related duties as required.
High school graduation or equivalent and five years’ experience in the functional operations of a library or archives, including one year beyond the entry level in an area of specialization;
CLASS SPECIFICATION HISTORY
New Title: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC Decision #26561-E-14-3881, adding to the WFSE Libraries bargaining unit Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 work in UW classified non-union job code 4327 (state job code 262J) located the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007 effective July 10, 2007.