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Library Assistant III


This is the third level of a six-level series. Performs moderately difficult duties in acquiring, organizing, preserving or interpreting information resources that support a narrow range of library, archives, or records processes.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsibilities are multifaceted and performed within prescribed set of parameters.
  • Normal assignments may include responsibility for opening or closing a facility, branch or department.
  • Employees at this level exercise a moderate amount of independent judgment in developing their own work sequences and in selecting alternative work methods – within a range of choices.
  • Research and analysis of data pertaining to problems of a routine nature.
  • Familiarity with and limited application of standard or specialized library systems.
  • Knowledge of an extensive body of rules, procedures or operations requiring extended training and/or experience to perform a wide variety of interrelated or non-standard assignments and resolve a wide range of problems. Or, practical knowledge of standard procedures in a functional area or department.
  • May hire, train, and/or supervise OPS and student staff, Library Assistant I and Assistant II staff.
  • Contact may be within or outside of the unit/department, as well as with a diverse patron population, to explain ideas and concepts, answer questions, provide information/data, and solve routine problems. Questions that require interpretation or are not easily resolved might require referral to a supervisor.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent and three years of library, or relevant experience; or an Associate’s degree and one year of relevant experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


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