STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: LIBRARIAN II
Class Code: 5712-21 Date Established: 12-11-75
Occupational Code: 7-3-5 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To review and monitor library work methods and procedures on implementing a statewide resource system for information storage and retrieval.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assembles and indexes a specialized field of reference material for use in researching past and current legislative bills and session laws.
· Maintains state of the art computerized retrieval system for access by interested parties.
· Provides consultative, advisory, and instructional services relative to legislative concerns, student requirements, and library personnel certification.
· Investigates, reviews, and develops methods for effective use of the state library system including supervising subordinate librarians in ordering library materials, supplies, and equipment.
· Speaks before public, civic, student, and governmental organizations to explain, advocate, and market library services.
· Interprets state and federal laws and regulations for public libraries which receive grant funds in order to ensure compliance.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions under good conditions in a safe working environment.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience in professional library work.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles and practices and procedures and techniques of library science. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographical research. Knowledge of the principles of library administration. Ability to apply library science principles and techniques to improving library services. Ability to use and explain library facilities including card catalogs and other reference aids. Ability to plan and direct the operation of the departmental or institutional library. Ability to perform intensive research in an area of library science and present findings and reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02