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Library Associate I


This is the fourth level of a six-level series. Performs moderately difficult duties in administering, acquiring, organizing, preserving or interpreting information resources that may support a specialized library, archives or records function.

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 complex and performed within a general outline of parameters and employees are generally free to develop their own sequences and methods within the scope of established policies.
  • Employees at this level exercise a general degree of authority, independence and initiative in prioritizing, decision-making or problem solving – using discretionary judgment.
  • Analysis of data to solve complex, non-routine problems. Interpretation of general policy and development of instructions for others.
  • Working knowledge of standard library systems and broad application of specialized library systems.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts and methodology of a functional area or department, and skill in applying this knowledge in carrying out assignments. Or practical knowledge of technical methods to perform assignments such as carrying out limited projects that involve use of specialized complicated techniques.
  • May hire, train, and/or supervise regular staff and/or OPS and student staff.
  • Contact may be within or outside of the unit/department, as well as with a diverse patron population, to advise on work efforts, interpret guidelines or instructions, elicit opinions or give guidance on the basis of facts to resolve common issues or problems. Questions that require higher-level authority for decision-making are referred to a supervisor.

Education and Experience

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

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.


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