UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN II

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8755 (WFSE Libraries)

BASIC FUNCTION

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

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, using manual and/or automated systems, perform routine library technical tasks such as assist clients with recurring quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects and in the use of basic bibliographic tools, prepare bibliographic listings of assigned subject matter, verify bibliographic information using print, non-print or automated sources, process and maintain records, and maintain operations of a public service desk.

TYPICAL WORK

Assist clients with recurring quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects, and in the use of basic bibliographic tools; refer clients to appropriate employees for other services;

Prepare bibliographic listings of assigned subject matter, using standard bibliographies, indexes, catalog systems, and abstract services; verify bibliographic information using print, non-print or automated sources;

Process and maintain automated and/or manual records such as acquisition, cataloging, serials, circulation, and reserve records;

Update catalog records such as add holdings and change locations; check manual and/or automated systems for name and subject authorities and report conflicting entries; interfile author, title, and subject cards into an established card catalog or filing system; input information into an automated catalog system;

Assist clients at public service desk(s); explain library procedures, rules, and service policy;

Process library materials which includes verifying bibliographic entry, checking in, and processing replacement orders, discards and withdrawals;

Process added copies/volumes; prepare cataloged, uncataloged, and reserve materials for circulation; search, distribute, and maintain records of uncataloged and reserve materials;

Search manual and/or automated sources for availability of library materials; search for materials reported missing;

Perform interlibrary loan borrowing and lending procedures; perform basic searching for bibliographic and location information;

Process requests for acquisitions; type or input orders; verify accuracy of materials received; maintain records and inventories of items received from publishers, vendors, and donors;

Input catalog records into local, regional, national or international databases; perform routine checking of computer coding on records using specific knowledge of appropriate machine readable coding;

Record and maintain statistics; compile routine reports such as circulation, interlibrary loan, and reference statistics;

Maintain periodical and other serial subscriptions; initiate renewals as subscriptions expire; process claims;

Maintain ongoing operations of public service desks including opening and closing procedures;

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

Prepare, sort, and mail overdue, recall, and billing notices; prepare and release holds on student records; compute fine amounts, receive and record payments; maintain fiscal records;

Process gifts and materials received on exchange from other libraries;

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

Perform routine tasks such as typing, filing, answering phones, making photocopies, and sorting and distributing mail;

Perform simple maintenance such as adding paper and toner, releasing paper jams, and dusting, on equipment such as copy machines, collection use equipment, typewriters, telefacsimile, computers, and printers;

Prepare and process items to send to bindery/mendery, microfilming, etc; review returned items for quality control;

Type, proofread and revise catalog cards and other library records;

May direct the work of others;

May perform basic library materials repair;

May compose and prepare correspondence pertaining to library functions;

May prepare orders for supplies and equipment;

Perform the duties of Library Technician I;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of library technical experience or closely related 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 MQ: 7-2-90

Revise Class: 8-7-92

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