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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Library Specialist,Ld
Position Classification Code: R4027
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general direction, performs complex and highly technical tasks in one or more library specialization such as administrative, technical, public, access services and administration. May manage operations of one or more specialty units. Participates in the development of policy and procedures. Plans, implements and evaluates, library procedures, programs and services.
Standard Duties:
Manages and oversees, coordinates, and/or performs the integrated and specialized technical and complicated activities of the specialty service unit; leads in the planning, organizing, and implementation of the provision of services; which may include application administration of systems used for cataloging, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, serials, scheduling, and materials processing. Supervises and trains staff, student employees, or interns. Reviews, evaluates, and initiates services to library clients, to include students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Provides assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources. Implements and maintains service quality and productivity standards for the unit. Participates in planning and policy setting; implements, communicates, and monitors policy and procedures relevant to the unit. Serve as liaison services and consultation for faculty in a particular subject area. Maintains professional knowledge base and skills through continued education and/or research. May perform complex and specialized reference, technical and/or information service activities in a specific operating unit or area of subject expertise. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of library acquisition practices and budget availability. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of library packages, software and products as well as other emerging technologies. Knowledge of library theory, concepts, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures. Knowledge of materials processing standards and procedures and techniques in a variety of formats. Knowledge of authority control and vocabularies. Knowledge of basic bibliographic control practices. Knowledge of basic preservation techniques.
Skill in the use of technology and computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. Skill in the use of automated library systems. Skills in employing modern technologies to preserve and provide access to a wide range of visual materials. Skills in graphic design and exhibit preparation. Organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Project planning and management skills. Customer service skills. Collaboration and coordination skills.
Ability to interpret and evaluate client informational needs and to determine appropriate alternative solutions. Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions. Ability to effectively communicate and foster a cooperative work environment, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to plan, organize and oversee the operations of an integrated library service activity. Ability to plan and implement operational policies and procedures in area of expertise. Ability to make evaluative judgments. Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty in area of expertise. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to coordinate quality assurance programs in area of specialty. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-