UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN I

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8754 (WFSE Libraries)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform library technical tasks related to public and/or technical services using manual and/or automated systems. Refer clients to other staff or librarians when appropriate.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform elementary library technical tasks in support of the overall library function.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under direct supervision, using manual and/or automated systems, perform elementary library technical tasks such as answer elementary library informational and directional questions such as library hours and locations and questions regarding information contained in the technical services and public catalog systems, search for library materials reported missing, maintain records of items missing and in need of repair or rebinding, interfile cards and/or input information into an established card or automated catalog or other filing system, and prepare cataloged and uncataloged library materials for circulation.

TYPICAL WORK

Answer elementary library informational and directional questions; answer questions regarding information contained in the technical services and public catalog systems, refer clients to appropriate employees for other services;

Search for library materials reported missing; maintain records of items missing or in need of repair or rebinding; gather items for bindery/mendery;

Assist in stack maintenance such as shelving library materials and shelf reading;

Assist clients or other library units with locating, retrieving, and checking out specific library materials;

Type and proofread catalog cards and other library records;

Interfile author, title, and subject cards into an established card catalog or other filing system and/or input information into an established automated catalog system;

Answer telephones; take messages; photocopy materials; maintain copy equipment by adding toner and paper and releasing paper jams; record statistics;

Sort and pre-search requests for purchase of library materials; prepare and route purchase request forms; maintain records and inventories of items received from publishers and vendors;

Stamp, mark, and sensitize library materials;

Maintain various files such as circulation and reserve files;

Sort and mail overdue and billing notices; prepare and release holds on student records; receive and record payments;

Assist clients with the library's audio-visual and computer equipment which supports non-print materials and machine readable data products such as microform reader-printers and CD-ROM readers;

May perform elementary gift processing;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

High school graduation or equivalent AND six months of experience in a library or closely related clerical activity, or satisfactory completion of relevant course work

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 5-17-73
Revise Class: 7-1-81
Revise Class: 8-7-92
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05