UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LIBRARY SPECIALIST I - SUPERVISOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

4312 (Classified Non Union)
7312 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Supervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform complex library technical tasks using intensive application of knowledge and skills in a specific library functional area such as public services, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, interlibrary loan, special collections, and reference, or in a specific subject area such as Asian Studies, Northwest Literature, American History, and music. Supervise assigned personnel.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

With delegated authority, interview, and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations, and recommend disciplinary action.

Under general direction, in the area of specialization, perform complex library technical tasks involving intensive application of specialized knowledge and skills such as search bibliographic or complex reference resources, perform complex cataloging of library materials with catalog copy, analyze and resolve complex order and bibliographic problems, assist clients with reference services including interpreting and conferring on research strategies, and assist in the management and preservation of the collection.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform complex cataloging of library materials with catalog copy from sources such as Library of Congress (LC), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Western Library Network (WLN), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN); 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 order and bibliographic problems; maintain and update internal records utilizing complex automated systems;

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; assist clients with bibliographic tools unique to the area of specialization;

Do pre- or post-search of materials ordered or received in area of specialization; correspond with publishers and vendors; identify and resolve problems with suppliers;

Assist in the management and preservation of the library collections in the specialty area;

Analyze, organize, index, and describe materials such as manuscripts, clippings, slides, and photographs, in area of specialization;

Supervise assigned personnel; evaluate and monitor work process; recommend changes for improvement of function or section routines; develop, implement, and monitor training; develop and disseminate instructions and information; organize, conduct, and facilitate staff meetings;

May serve as a foreign language resource person;

Perform the duties of Library Technician III;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

High school graduation or equivalent AND four years of applicable library technical experience including one year of experience in the area of specialization and one year of lead/supervisory experience

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 5-1-00
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05