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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Library Services Technician

Series: Library – Library Support

Levels in series:  1 | 2










The Library Services Technician is the first level in a two level library support series. Incumbents are responsible for performing various duties related to the support of library patrons for an assigned functional area of Library. The Library Services Technician is distinguished from the Library Services Specialist which has responsibility to oversee at least one functional area of the library.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Enters data into various databases related to the circulation of library materials; maintains databases and troubleshoots related basic problems.  Daily 30%
  2. Receives various course materials from faculty; creates computerized records; labels and security strips items; places materials on reserve for instructional use; conducts quality control checks of catalogued materials.  Daily 15%
  3. Assists library patrons: communicates circulation procedures; locates library materials; uses various library equipment, such as microfilm and the public access computer; checks out and returns library materials.  Daily 15%
  4. Schedules materials and/or equipment for use by students, faculty, and administrators.  Daily 10%
  5. Prepares various library materials for shelving including, printing and attaching call number labels and inserts theft-deterrent devices.  Weekly 10%
  6. Maintains department inventory of supplies and equipment and orders supplies when needed; monitors subscription expiration dates.  Weekly 5%
  7. Prepares library handouts, forms, and signage, using word processing and desktop publishing techniques.  Weekly 5%
  8. Updates manual records for public, faculty, and staff use.  Weekly 5%
  9. Prepares a variety of reports related to public service and periodic circulation.  Monthly 5%
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require)

High School diploma and two years library experience at a technical support services level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • None required.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Applicable computer programs and equipment;
  • Applicable rules and regulations;
  • Various library equipment, such as microfilm;
  • Basic library principles;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Modern office procedures;
  • Basic cataloging and circulation principles;
  • Basic database maintenance principles.

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Using computers and software application programs;
  • Using microfilm and various other library equipment;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Prioritizing work and performing multiple tasks;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions and fine finger movements – using the fingers to manipulate/handle objects such as typing, sorting papers, activating buttons, sorting/separating small parts; stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, and walking.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Revised by HR: 06/07, 03/15