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Library Associate II


This is the fifth level of a six-level series. Performs advanced level activities in administering, acquiring, organizing, preserving or interpreting information resources that support a specialized library, archives or records function. Coordinates specialized workflows or the work of the unit/ department by developing and/or directing processes and procedures.

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 expected results.
  • Employees at this level exercise a high degree of authority, independence, and initiative in prioritizing, decision-making, and creative problem solving that require careful interpretation and frequent use of discretionary judgment.
  • Use of independent judgment in planning sequence of major operations and in making decisions from complex alternatives.
  • Decisions are subject only to general review. Performance may affect the entire functional area or department.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with standard library systems and in- depth application of specialized library systems.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in a functional area or department and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments. Or, a comprehensive, intensive, practical knowledge of a functional area or department and skill in applying this knowledge to the development of new methods, approaches, or procedures.
  • 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 resolve problems, coordinate and expedite materials/information processing, coordinate and advise on work efforts, interpret guidelines or instructions, elicit opinions or give recommendations to resolve common and uncommon issues or problems. Exceptional circumstances may warrant assistance from a department head or other higher authority.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent and seven years of library, or relevant experience; or an Associate’s degree and five years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience; or a Master’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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