LIBRARIAN I (INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES)
The work involves responsibility for basic level librarian duties in support of a variety of library systems, including the Integrated Library System. Employees in this class are expected to perform specific applications of professional duties under the general supervision of other professional Librarians in the systems unit of a library. Supervision may be exercised over Librarian Assistants, Clerks, Pages and Volunteers. Does related work as required.
Under the direction of a higher level Librarian, provides ongoing support for a variety of library systems, including the Integrated Library System, archives management system, proxy server, link resolver, interlibrary loan management system, other web-based applications, and desktop support.
Assists in managing user accounts, group memberships, and access rights in library information systems.
Monitors, responds to, and documents outcomes of user requests in the current library Customer Relationship Management tools.
Under the direction of the Librarian II (Systems), works closely with Automation staff to diagnose and remedy ILS-related problems with existing network end devices such as desktops, laptops, wireless devices and related peripherals including: printers, scanners and webcams.
Resolves patron complaints using independent judgment.
Assists in the development/maintenance of system documentation, statistical and/or narrative reports, memoranda and correspondence.
Provides training and produces library instruction materials as needed.
Supervises the work of clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel in assigned tasks.
May be responsible for library facility or unit of library facility and security of building.
Participates in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of existing technology as well as new deployments of information technology services.
Performs record maintenance and accuracy of holdings represented via various services or interfaces.
Performs original cataloging and classification and record importing or editing.
Provides reference and reader's advisory services and instruction to library users and/or staff.
Serves as a liaison for library services to community groups or other libraries.
Plans and implements library programs for adults, children, or library staff.
Performs collection development by recommending titles for purchase and/or deletion.
Compiles bibliographies and functions as subject specialist.
Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science and the technologies advancing the field.
Good knowledge of Library database systems.
Good knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources.
Good knowledge of areas of growth and development in libraries.
Good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims, and services.
Skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks.
Ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs.
Ability to think critically to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information or materials accordingly.
Ability to carry out library policies and procedures.
Ability to read and comprehend library literature and research.
Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others.
Ability to be self-motivated to learn and share new skills and technologies.
Tact, courtesy, and patience in dealing with staff and public.
A graduate library degree from a library school located within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association, which includes 12 credit hours in data librarianship coursework; or
A graduate library degree from a library school located within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association, which includes or is supplemented by a technology –focused internship.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH NYS EDUCATION LAW: NYCRR TITLE 8, §90.8(3)
Possession of a valid New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate from the New York State Education Department.
6/2018 Date of original composition