UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LIBRARY SPECIALIST II

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8753 (WFSE Libraries)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform original cataloging or participate in the development, cataloging, organization, and management of a specialized subject or functional library collection.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

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, 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;

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

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

Recommend changes and improvement of function or section routines and procedures;

Prepare annual, operational, and other unit reports;

Maintain budget records for areas of specialization;

May direct the work of others;

May serve as a foreign language resource person;

Perform the duties of a Library Specialist I;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

High school graduation or equivalent AND five years of applicable library technical experience including two years in the area of specialization

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 7-1-81
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Class: 8-7-92
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05