UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
LIBRARY SPECIALIST I
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
18752 (NE S WFSE Libraries)
20950 (NE H WFSE Libraries)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Perform library duties requiring intensive application of specialized knowledge, skills and expertise in a specific library subject, functional or special material area.
Within the area of library specialization, perform library tasks such as searching bibliographic or complex reference resources, cataloging of library materials with catalog copy, analyzing and resolving order and bibliographic problems, assisting clients with reference services including interpreting and conferring on research strategies, or performing library-materials conservation and preservation work.
Under general direction, within the area of library specialization, perform complex library duties involving intensive application of specialized knowledge and skills. Specialized library duties distinguish this level of work from the Library Technician series.
Perform complex cataloging of library materials with catalog copy; complete and upgrade records which require classification, subject analysis, and extensive descriptive changes; correct or add subjects or classification to general copy cataloging;
Analyze and resolve complex bibliographic, order, receiving, and invoicing problems;
Manage and monitor record loading into the Library Management System (LMS);
Perform bibliographic and reference searches in the area of specialization using knowledge of complex reference resources, including interpreting and conferring on reference research strategies with clients;
Inform librarians and clients of available materials and assist clients with bibliographic tools unique to the area of specialization;
Correspond with publishers and vendors; identify and resolve problems with suppliers; Provide acquisitions support for units and selectors, including interpretation and analysis of information;
Assist in the management and preservation of the library collections in the specialty area;
Perform library preservation through evaluating collection materials; performing library materials conservation treatment; and developing solutions to materials housing, handling and storage needs;
Analyze, organize, index, and describe materials, such as manuscripts, clippings, slides, and photographs, in area of specialization;
May recommend alteration and improvement of function or subject area routines;
May direct the work of others;
May serve as a foreign language resource person;
Perform duties of Library Technician III;
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
High school graduation or equivalent AND four years of applicable library technical experience including one year of experience in the area of specialization
New Class: 01-03-73
Revise Title/Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 07-01-81
Revise MQ: 07-02-90
Revise Class: 08-07-92
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05