UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LIBRARY SPECIALIST II - SUPERVISOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

4313 (Classified Non Union)
7313 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Supervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform original cataloging or participate in the development, cataloging, organization, and management of a specialized subject or functional library collection. 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 participate in the development and management of the library collections, perform original descriptive and subject cataloging and classification, and perform and resolve complex bibliographic and reference searches.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform original descriptive and subject cataloging and classification in accordance with established cataloging rules;

Review dealers' catalogs and proposed library acquisitions plans; recommend and prioritize acquisition of library materials in specialized area;

Evaluate gift material for possible addition to specialized collection;

Develop and distribute bibliographic documentation for materials added to specialized collections;

Provide service to clients in specialized subject area; interpret and confer on reference research strategies with clients;

Act as liaison with collection users, community, and the other libraries; inform clients of availability of materials added to the collection;

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

Prepare annual, operational, and other unit reports;

Maintain budget records for area of specialization;

May serve as a foreign language resource person;

Perform the duties of a Library Specialist I - Supervisor;

Perform related duties as required.

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

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

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 8-7-92
New CSA: 5-1-00

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