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Librarian

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SCA Crosswalk: Librarian

Summary: Administer libraries and perform related library services. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information. In accordance to national standards, perform original descriptive cataloging, classification and subject analysis, as well as copy cataloging of monographs and serials in a variety of formats. Will also act as the System Administrator for the library integrated online library system.


Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information, and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
? Search standard reference materials, including online sources and the Internet, to answer patrons' reference questions.
? Teach library patrons basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases.
? Plan and teach classes on topics such as information literacy, library instruction, and technology use.
? Review and evaluate materials, using book reviews, catalogs, faculty recommendations, and current holdings, to select and order print, audiovisual, and electronic resources.
? Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
? Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies.
? Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies.
? Plan and deliver client-centered programs and services such as special services for corporate clients, newsletters, or programs for special groups.
? Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.
? Develop library policies and procedures.


Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers - Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others ? Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Education and Training ? Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
? Clerical ? Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Communications and Media ? Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Instructing ? Teaching others how to do something.
? Learning Strategies ? Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Service Orientation ? Actively looking for ways to help people.
? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
? Oral/Written Expression ? Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking/writing so others will understand.
? Information Ordering ? Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Speech Recognition ? The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
? Category Flexibility ? The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
? Inductive Reasoning ? Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Master of Library Science (Required)
? 3-5 years experience (Preferred)

Work Styles:
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Concern for Others ? Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Independence ? Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
? Self Control ? Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Analytical Thinking ? Position requires analyzing information, using logic to address work issues and problems.

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