STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE I
Class Code: 5733-14 Date Established: 11-12-92
Occupational Code: 1-2-3 Date of Last Revision: 01-24-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To assist local libraries and the public in the selection and use of library materials and equipment.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Provides library materials to satisfy requests for information from local libraries.
· Provides technical support to librarians and public in the use of software.
· Assists the public and state agency personnel in using the resources of a library.
· Develops and maintains database relative to a specific program.
· Assists in cataloging, indexing and classifying a collection of library media materials.
· Performs uploading and backup of data to relevant databases
· Selects print and non-print library materials for use by the house-bound, institutionalized, and physically disabled.
· Presents information to the public and library staff.
· Arranges delivery routes and schedules visits to bring library services to remote towns.
· Develops instructional and training materials for program area.
· Maintains statistical information on user requests for specific categories of books and materials.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or university in a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience in public library work. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of modern library methods and procedures. Knowledge of children, youth and adult literature and ability to utilize this knowledge to match interests of clientele, to advise as to the selection of books and other materials. Ability to answer librarians and the public's requests for reference material. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local librarians, boards of trustees, educators and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04