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Library Associate III


This is the sixth level of a six-level series. Manages advanced level activities in administering, acquiring, organizing, preserving or interpreting that support a specialized library, archives or records function. Organizes and directs specialized workflows or the work of the unit/department by developing and/or managing processes and procedures and by establishing priorities and plans.

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 highly complex and performed within a general outline of expected results.
  • Employees at this level exercise an exceptional degree of authority, independence, and initiative in decision-making and creative problem-solving that requires careful interpretation and constant use of discretionary judgment.
  • Use of independent judgment to develop general objectives and plans; selects course of action from complex alternatives.
  • Decisions substantially affect functional area or department, and perhaps the Library, both at current time and in the future.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with standard library systems, and broad-based, in-depth application of specialized library systems.
  • Mastery of a functional area or department. Applies theories and new developments to problems. Makes recommendations and significantly changes, interprets or develops important policies or programs for a functional area or department
  • May supervise a unit of Library employees with direct responsibility for hiring, training, and evaluating regular staff and OPS and student staff.
  • Contact may be within or outside of the unit/department, as well as with a diverse patron population, to manage and direct a service or function, assess results, set priorities, provide information and/or reference assistance, resolve problems and coordinate projects. Exceptional circumstances may warrant assistance from a department head or other higher authority.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent and eight years of library, or relevant experience; or an Associate’s degree and six years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and four years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree and two years 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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