University of Utah Job Description
Utilizes specialized library knowledge and tools to assist library patrons with non-routine or ambiguous requests. Performs in-depth research for patrons, including locating rare books or locating non-specific information. Within established policies and procedures, assumes responsibility for assigned unit during supervisor's absence; includes disseminating and evaluating the employees work and adjusting coverage schedules if necessary.
Four years library experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); knowledge of specialized library techniques and principles as well as research and organizational skills required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Some supervisory experience may be preferred.
There are two levels in the Senior Library Specialist position. The level II position requires an additional two years of experience functioning as a Senior Library Specialist. Only Senior Library Specialists will be eligible for placement within this position.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The incumbent must have the ability to exercise sound judgement in resolving complex patron and employee problems such as the ability to analyze and solve technical problems with reports or databases. Determines when to make exceptions to policy and procedure. The incumbent has the authority to release fines and holds on student records. The incumbent is also responsible for the organization and allocation of tasks and assists with scheduling of support staff in assigned area.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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