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Library System Support Technician

  • Classified

Salary range: 36

Reports to: Department Head

OVERVIEW

Under general supervision, perform technical and specialized functions for the operation and administration of the Integrated Library System and other information technology systems; assist in ordering, processing, and database entry of library materials for the District's schools; perform work of above-average difficulty which requires the application of library skills such as acquisitions, copy cataloging, and classification.

QUALIFICATION
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; degree in Library Science desirable
  • Any combination of formal and informal training, experience, and education which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position; a typical qualifying entrance background is four years of responsible library work and possession of a Degree in Library Science.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Responsible for OPALS system-wide operations, such as including daily and periodic processing, system functional administration tasks
  • Primary operations liaison with system vendor
  • Implement system upgrades including review with Librarians of policy and training in system functional procedures
  • Serve as first point of contact for system-related questions and problems; take action to resolve or forward technical problems as appropriate
  • Generate standard reports/statistics; create new reports using the Library System's Recall Report Writer
  • Perform advanced automated records processing using word processing, spreadsheets, and records management software
  • Create and maintain School Library Web Pages; coordinate with district Web Master
  • Maintain Library and other centrally cataloged materials; add holdings records to Library Database; search, retrieve and load vendor-supplied MARC bibliographic records; edit records for consistency with database; when necessary, key records directly into database
  • Process and distribute Library materials, including affixing book pockets, ownership stamps, spine and barcode labels, and plastic book jackets
  • Oversee workflow in the Cataloging Office
  • Give input to the Director of Curriculum or designee for the evaluation process
  • Coordinate Library books selected for previewing, including preparing and distributing preview lists and order request forms, and ordering
  • Prepare orders for books selected by Librarians for purchase; clear purchase orders received centrally
  • Work collaboratively with the district Library Programs Supervisor to maintain close articulation and consistency between use of information systems, materials technical services, and the School Libraries
  • Learn new approaches and techniques related to Information Systems, Library Operations, and Integrated Library Systems
  • Train others in use of the Integrated Library System and other information systems
  • Manage the processing of large quantities of Library books, audiovisual materials, and other instructional items in a timely manner
  • Analyze problems accurately and implement effective solutions
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of library procedures, terminology, and the Dewey Decimal System;
  • Tools and techniques used in cataloging and processing library and audiovisual materials;
  • Procedures necessary in a central cataloging and/or school library setting;
  • Computer operations as related to system administration and electronic data entry;
  • Internet browser and FTP, WEB page creation, data management, OverDrive, word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Modern office practices, record keeping procedures, and computer equipment;
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Interpersonal relations skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate various standard office equipment; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, reach overhead above the shoulders and horizontally; and bend at the waist. The employee is occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must lift and/or move objects weighing 25 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in a standard office environment; the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Indoor work environment which may include exposure to dust, molds, and mildew; exposure to glue fumes and cleaning solvents as well as solvent-based inks, tapes, and solutions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 09/22/1999

Initial date: 09/22/1999

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.