State of Washington Classified Job Specification
LIBRARY & ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 2
Class Series Concept
See LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 1.
Functions as a fully qualified, professional librarian or archivist, and independently performs a variety of professional librarian or archivist duties.
This is the journey level of the series. Positions at this level work under general supervision and independently exercise judgment and discretion within established parameters. Impact of decisions and judgements are generally limited and are within established precedents.
Provides assistance in collection management including arrangement and description, records accessioning and storage, audits and holdings, and records disposition;
May supervise, lead, train, and direct the work of lower level staff, student employees, volunteers, or interns.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: theories, principles and practices of the library or archives profession; techniques of collection management, records management; classification, cataloging, reference and research.
All librarian positions must meet the provisions of Title 300-12 WAC 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 one year experience as a professional librarian.
Master’s degree involving archives and records management, history or related field and one year experience as a professional archivist.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 25150 Library Information Specialist, 25500 Archivist; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007 effective July 10, 2007.
Revised definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities; legal requirements; desired qualifications; and added distinguishing characteristics; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.