State of Washington Classified Job Specification
LIBRARY & ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 3
Class Series Concept
See LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 1.
This is the senior, specialist, or leadworker level of the series. Serves as the designated lead/liaison, provides focused information services through either advanced reference, technical, or consultation services to external customer groups; and/or, a designated full-time project leader or liaison for internal or external cross functional/multi-disciplinary teams or groups focused on strategic initiatives; or, the designated lead/manager of an operational unit with or a library operated by a state agency.
Designs and prepares technical documentation on new and modified electronic service delivery systems;
Provides personalized library service by anticipating, extrapolating, evaluating, and customizing information or services;
Determines cost effectiveness, efficiency, and potential customer satisfaction;
Reviews cataloging performed by other staff by analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting complex information for a variety of disciplines and in multiple formats translates intellectual content using prescribed national library codes for creation of automated bibliographic database records;
Coordinates special projects or initiatives; assumes responsibility for advisory groups and their activities;
Develops and implements policies and procedures for selecting, maintaining, and evaluating special collections; including digital collections, within the guidelines of a collection development policy;
Provides consulting services to improve library service and development of libraries in the state; includes consulting in areas such as administration, organizational development, collection management, information access, equipment, personnel, financial support, and other library issues;
Keeps current with customer interests and needs by developing needs assessment tools which identify interests and study trends; functions as content or process specialist on customer problems;
May supervise lower level staff.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: theories, principles and practices of professional library administration and procedures; thorough knowledge of library science, including library techniques and procedures; compilation of data and reports; methods of customer needs assessment; customer relations principles and practices.
Ability to: plan and coordinate work of an operational unit or service team, specialized service, phase of a library program, or consultative service; interact courteously with customers; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; compile data, make reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing; work effectively in a team environment.
Some positions at the 1 level and all other positions must meet the provisions of WAC 300-12 “Certification of Librarians” and RCW 27.04.055 “Qualifications of Librarians-Rules-Fees.”
Positions require a Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited program and certification by the State Librarian authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State; or certification by professional portfolio as authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State and three years experience as a professional librarian.
Class Specification History
New class, replaces 25170 Senior Library Information Specialist; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007 effective July 10, 2007.