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Archives and Information Services

Position Title:

 

Reference Librarian I or II

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Work Location:

 

1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:

 

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

Salary Group:

 

B-14, B-16

Classification No.

 

7401/Librarian I, 7402/Librarian II, 

Job Posting No.

 

00020385

Monthly Salary:

 

$3,250 - $3,800

Date Job Available:

 

February 15, 2022


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Reference Librarian I - $3250 - $3410

SUMMARY
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.

ESSENTIAL TASKS
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.
Assists with cataloging tasks and projects related to access.
Assists with statewide or federal depository programs or library services.
Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures including safety and standards of conduct.

NON-ESSENTIAL TASKS
Assists in the selection and acquisition of data, information, and materials for reference staff use.
Assists with tours, orientations, workshops, and other presentations about holdings.
Participates in special projects, as assigned.

Reference Librarian II - $3500 - $3800

SUMMARY
Performs moderately complex (journey-level) reference and library services. Work involves providing professional 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. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL TASKS
Provides professional reference and research services to Texas State Library users.
Conducts comprehensive library research using authoritative resources.
Regularly reviews and recommends titles and databases for acquisitions. Recommends library technology.
Regularly identifies errors or updates to cataloging records as it relates to access.
Coordinates library collection maintenance tasks.
Applies and enforces established library policies and procedures; assists with the development of library policies and procedures.
Collects library statistics.
Assists with statewide depository programs or library services.
Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures including safety and standards of conduct.

NON-ESSENTIAL TASKS
Develops library tools and aids, including bibliographies, finding tools, and research guides.
Provides tours, orientations, workshops, and other presentations about holdings.
Assumes lead responsibilities in special projects, as assigned.
May train others.

Reference Librarian I - $3250 - $3410

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program.
Work experience which can include intern, capstone, or volunteer experience equal to at least 6 months providing library public services, such as reference services, interlibrary loan, circulation services, stacks work, or cataloging
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 environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience providing reference services in a library
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
Team lead or supervisory experience in a library setting
Experience or coursework in library statistics methodology
Collections management experience in a library setting
Experience in library outreach or library programming
Experience with SIRSI Integrated library system

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
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.

SUPERVISION
Reports to the Information Services Supervisor
No supervisory responsibility

Reference Librarian II - $3500 - $3800

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program.
One year experience providing professional reference services in a library.
Experience using an integrated library system.
Experience using word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
Knowledge of library and reference tools, techniques, and services; of standard research sources; and of computer-assisted search theories and techniques
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 environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience providing professional reference assistance utilizing state or federal government publications or records.
Experience providing professional reference assistance utilizing genealogical or local history resources or local government records.
Experience working in a state or federal government documents depository program.
Experience gathering library statistics using standard methodology.
Experience using the SIRSI integrated library system.
Collections management experience in a library setting.
Team lead or supervisory experience in a library setting.
Experience in library outreach or library programming.
Knowledge of U.S. and Texas history and government, as demonstrated in a work environment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION
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.
Applicants selected for interview will make a 10-minute presentation on a designated topic at the time of the interview to assess ability to provide instruction and make public presentations.

SUPERVISION
Reports to the Information Services Supervisor. No supervisory responsibility

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