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Job Code: 0413
Job Level: 08
Revised Date: 05/09/2022
Job Family: JF 03

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Occupational Summary

Performs varied tasks of a mildly complex nature with defined responsibilities within a library setting. Exercises some independent judgment in the application of guidelines to specific library operations and services and the performance of daily activities. Requires basic knowledge of library practices and procedures. Receives detailed instructions with minimal direct supervision from a designated supervisor.

Work Performed

Performs basic tasks in the area(s) of cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, interlibrary loan, collection services, reference and stacks management.

Applies established, standard guidelines to accomplish tasks and to solve problems. Exercises some independent judgment in the application of guidelines to basic library operations and services.

Performs basic operations using the libraries' integrated library system, and/or a variety of other electronic resources and software packages

Operates standard equipment and software used in a library.

Keeps daily and monthly statistics; organizes and routes reports.

Performs office support tasks.

May supervise day to day work of students

Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Required: Two years post-secondary education or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.


Required: Three months relevant experience; strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; basic proficiency using computer based technology; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.

Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level 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 total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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