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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4361 

Occ. Group: 

Library Assistant, Senior

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in serving library users, maintaining library collection of books, periodicals, documents, and other materials; exercises supervision over student workers and employees of a lower classification and/or a specific area of a major library, and performing other related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Orders and receives books, microfilm, and other library materials, equipment and supplies.

Trains new employees in technical processing and library procedures.

Works in media production including cassette duplication, transparencies, video taping live and from television, and making slides.

Helps users with book selection and reference materials and demonstrates use of automated library information systems and other library equipment.

Organizes, plans and supervises work assignments for student workers or employees of lower classification.

Prepares correspondence, reports and develops budget proposals.

Communicates with other libraries to obtain information and/or materials.

Collects payments, safeguards monies and maintains related accounting records.

Performs a variety of duties to maintain reference and circulation materials and services.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge in the areas of library service, including audio-visual services and materials.

Knowledge of principles and methods of supervision.

Knowledge of library materials, and library information systems.

Knowledge of library goals and objectives, policies and procedures.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to plan work and supervise the work of others.

Ability to operate automated library information systems and to instruct others in their use.

Ability to type, proof-read and manage filing and classification systems.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students, the public, and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent supplemented by basic course work in Library Science. Associate degree or higher and experience in related library work preferred. 

Date         Skill          Eval             
7/1/91          6     6131213310

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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