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Position Title:


Library Assistant - PT Temp 3 months

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:


M-F 20 hrs a week

Salary Group:



Classification No.


7350/Library Assistant

Job Posting No.



Monthly Salary:



Date Job Available:



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Applications submitted to TSLAC may be subject to public disclosure, upon request, pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act.

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields no applicable MOS for Library Assistant or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Please call Human Resources at (512) 463-6564 with questions or for additional information.


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This is a three month temporary position



This position performs entry-level library, archival, or data records services work. Work involves basic sorting, flattening, and rehousing of archival records. May require basic indexing and description data entry. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This a part-time temporary position for 20 hours per week, ending no later than June 30, 2018. 


Humidify and flatten paper records
Rehouse archival records into acid-free folders and boxes
Read and understand 19th century handwriting
Prepare descriptive finding aids and indexes
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 archival records or supply materials


High School or GED certification/completion
Demonstrated professional, volunteer or class room experience in handling archival materials
Experience using MS Word, Excel, and Access
Visual acuity, manual dexterity, and legible handwriting

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally



Coursework in archival methodology or enrollment in an advanced degree program in library science or archival methodology
Experience processing archival materials
Experience humidifying and flattening paper documents
Experience working with and reading 19th century records

Experience indexing
Knowledge or use of XML software for coding finding aids
College level coursework in American or Texas history or government


Criminal history check will be required of successful applicant
Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing 40 pounds
Ability to use a heavy, standing book press (used for flattening documents)

Non-smoking work environment


Reports to Assistant Director, State Archives, Archives and Information Services Division

Have no supervisory responsibilities


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