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Position Title:


Reference Librarian

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:


M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Salary Group:



Classification No.


7401 - Librarian I

Job Posting No.



Monthly Salary:



Date Job Available:


November 1, 2018

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Performs routine (journey-level) reference and library services. Work involves providing reference services to patrons of the Texas State Library. Acquires and organizes library resources, conducts research, and provides information and materials in response to requests. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.



Provides basic reference services and technical assistance to Texas State Library users.

Conducts library research using known authoritative resources. Conducts lookups and database searches

Performs library collection maintenance

Applies and enforces established library policies and procedures

Assists with collecting library statistics

Assist with statewide or federal depository programs or library services

Attend work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies



Assists with cataloging tasks and projects

Assists in the selection and acquisition of data, information, and materials for reference staff use

Assist with tours, orientations, workshops, and other presentations about holdings

Participate in special projects, as assigned



Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program

6 months providing library public services; or Intern, capstone, or volunteer experience such as interlibrary

Experience using word processing, database and spreadsheet applications

Familiarity with library and reference tools, techniques, and services; of standard research sources; and of computer-

assisted search theories and techniques

Familiarity with an integrated library system

Ability to handle several reference queries simultaneously in a high stress environment

Ability to multi-task, set priorities and perform work independently

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Demonstrated ability to make public presentations

Ability to move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

Ability to work in a team work environment



Experience providing reference assistance utilizing state or federal government publications or records

Experience providing reference assistance utilizing genealogical or local history resources or local

government records

Experience working in a state or federal documents depository

Knowledge of U.S. and Texas history and government, as demonstrated in a work environment

Experience managing a state or federal government documents depository program

Knowledge of library statistics methodology

Collections management experience in a library setting

Experience in library outreach or library programming

Experience with SIRSI Integrated library system



College transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted at the time of application

Occasional overtime work, including night and weekends may be required

Must submit writing sample with application; sample should reflect professional business style and be no more than 500

words in length

In-basket exercise will be given at time of interview

Criminal history check will be required upon contingent offer

Ability to work in a non-smoking environment.



Reports to the Head of Reference, Information Services

No supervisory responsibility


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