Librarian I

Position Type: Professional

Library Type: Special


This is professional services work in the management of a small institutional or departmental library or specialized work in a unit of a large state library. Work involves the application of library techniques and procedures to library operations. Responsibilities include cataloging, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials, and explaining and assisting in the use of reference sources such as card or book catalogs or book and periodical indexes. Supervision may be exercised over clerical or patient personnel. Work is performed under general supervision.

Representative Tasks

(A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).

  • Selects, compiles, and organizes library materials in order to maintain library resources and answer information requests.
  • Explains and demonstrates the use of reference resources in order to show procedures for using library materials
  • Checks in, catalogues, and classifies books, films, and/or periodicals in order to update and maintain library collection.
  • Recommends and suggests procedural changes in order to improve library operations and efficiency.
  • Operates computer printer/terminal in order to enter and retrieve information.
  • Inventories library materials in order to ascertain presence and location of all materials assigned to the library.
  • Schedules, distributes, guides, and evaluates work assignments of subordinates or residents in order to ensure accomplishment of assigned workload.
  • Reviews library materials in order to recommend removal of obsolescent materials.
  • Searches catalog files, shelves, and computer systems in order to locate information.
  • Files and oversees filing activities in order to ensure accessibility to library materials.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities Required

(These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).

  • Knowledge of professional library techniques, systems, and tools.
  • Knowledge of major library classification systems.
  • Knowledge of library materials.
  • Knowledge of American Library Association filing rules.
  • Knowledge of Anglo/American cataloguing rules.
  • Knowledge of on-line computerized library systems.
  • Knowledge of reader interest levels.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to use and explain the use of catalogs, guides, and other library facilities.
  • Ability to use and explain the use of reference materials.
  • Ability to use library equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

(Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

  • A Bachelors Degree in Library Science or four (4) years of progressively responsible library experience.

Licensing/Registration/Certification Requirements

(These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).


Exam Plan

(This must be successfully completed by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Direct Hire.