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Archives and Information Services

Position Title:


Library Assistant (Part Time)

Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:


M-F 9-1

Salary Group:



Classification No.



Job Posting No.



Monthly Salary:


$1,047.16/ Month

Deadline for Accepting Applications


1st review date 03/18/2013; Applications accepted until job offer is made.

Date Job Available:



Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711

In-Person Contact:


Human Resources Office, 1201 Brazos, Rm. 413



Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives & Library Building

Telephone Number:


(512) 463-5474

Supplemental Data Form (Word 97 document)
Applicant must submit an additional supplemental data sheet from the Texas State Library in order to be considered for the position.


The Library Assistant uses various classification and location schemes to shelve and retrieve materials for users and staff of the Information Services Department of the Archives and Information Services Division. The Assistant also assists and instructs patrons and staff in the public reading areas, processes depository shipments of federal documents, enforces security regulations, provides photocopies and other materials, as well as performs other tasks as needed.


Shelve and retrieve agency holdings using a variety of location schemes, including the Dewey Decimal, Texas Documents and Superintendent of Documents, and local archival classification systems
Assist staff and patrons
Process incoming materials, including U.S. Documents depository shipment
Perform collection maintenance activities
Attend work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct
Complete other duties and participate in special projects as assigned


May lift or move heavy objects, such as boxes of printed materials, microforms or furniture, as well as large and fragile items


High school graduate or GED
Six months experience working in a library or archive
One year work experience in public contact experience
Six months experience using a computer, including the use of basic office software
Visual acuity, manual dexterity, and legible handwriting
Familiarity with the Internet

Ability to communicate effectively with public and TSLAC staff
Ability to shelve and retrieve materials accurately with little direct supervision
Ability to perform detailed tasks in a public area with many interruptions from patrons
Ability to successfully manage workload independently and with little direct supervision
Ability to stand and work for long periods of time
Ability to become proficient with a wide variety of classification and location systems, including the Dewey Decimal,
Texas Documents and Superintendent of Documents, and local archival classification systems
Ability to type


Coursework in Government Documents or experience working with documents in a depository library
College level coursework in American or Texas history or government
Experience in customer service or public contact in a library setting
Applicable experience using the Internet in a work setting, Basic familiarity with genealogy


Must complete filing exercises, with at least 90% accuracy, that involve arranging a typical sample of documents and a group of cards with Dewey Decimal numbers into the correct order
In-basket exercise to be administered during interview
Will be tested on ability to lift 50lbs. at the time of the interview
Criminal history check will be required of successful applicant
Non-smoking work environment


Reports to the Assistant Director, Information Services
No supervisory responsibility.


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