The Library Specialist is responsible for performing technical and specialized duties within library services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Greets customers, provides assistance, and directs them to requested service points, within the library and to other agencies.
Assists patrons with electronic, print, and media searches and guides them in using computers, copiers, and reader printers.
Conducts computer searches, assists with inter-library loans, and pulls books from the shelf for circulation.
Records serials, newspapers and/or microfilm on shelf list and maintains shelf list.
Maintains and monitors assigned area of responsibility, which may include book stack, periodicals, audio and tape duplication, sound equipment, newspaper area, or other area of assignment.
Monitors copy machines, microfiche reader and other equipment is functioning properly.
Shelves books, periodicals, and other materials and maintains shelves in correct numerical order, shifting as necessary.
May perform duties at the circulation desk and check mail cards against books returned the previous day.
Receives, sorts, and distributes various correspondence and mail to appropriate personnel. Photocopies various documents and ensures appropriate safeguard of such documents related to confidentiality.
Performs tasks using standard operating equipment and computer programs to prepare forms, correspondence, reports and other documents.
Provides routine data entry, keying in information into designated fields using various databases, including a state system, or spreadsheets.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of computers and software application programs. Knowledge of standard library practices. Knowledge of filing and recordkeeping procedures and math. Knowledge of customer service principles. Ability to perform data entry, typing and word processing. Ability to comprehend and assimilate technical and business related documents.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in library services.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.