CD20 - Library Specialist

Band 4

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Maintains a collection of books, journals, periodicals and documents and directs staff in classification of materials.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Compiles indexes, lists and bibliographies.
Responds to public requests for information, information system use or education.
Assists in developing specialized user aids and electronic help screens.
Guides professional staff in the classification of materials.
Supervises receipt of all materials ordered and invoices for payment.
Oversees all orders for books, journals, periodicals, technical bulletins and supplies.
Selects and uses appropriate electronic systems for library operation.
Interprets and implements library policies.
Participates in staff development.
Prepares schedules for exhibits and displays of documents and other materials of interest to users.
Advises other library staffs on the availability, use and access of documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of modern library organization, research methodology, procedures, aims and services.
Knowledge of bibliographical principles, reference source materials, cataloging and classification.
Ability to analyze job duties and select best way of accomplishing individual tasks.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with agency personnel.
Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
Ability to perform detailed and complex routines with an electronic information system.
Ability to type at a rate of 35 corrected words per minute.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and library or information system experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and two years library or information system experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy. 


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