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Librarian II

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Librarian II
Job Requisition Number COA076493
Position Number 102259
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name APL Cataloging & Collctn Spprt
Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university plus two (2) years’ experience as a professional librarian.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • May require a valid operator’s license and the use of a personal vehicle.

  • If assigned to the APL Bookmobile, must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 30 days after hire.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stoop bend, walk, and reach heights of six (6) feet.

  • Must be able to lift or pull book bags and equipment up to fifty (50) pounds.

  • Must be able to push loaded book truck up to three hundred (300) pounds.

  • Must have manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard.

  • May be required to work in close/cramped quarters.

  • For Bookmobile positions: Must be able to drive the vehicle (i.e. use of hand and foot controls, etc.) for several hours a day.

  • For Bookmobile positions: Work may entail some exposure to outdoor temperature and weather conditions.

Notes to Applicants

No Supervisory responsibilities

A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any relevant experience that you wish for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. NOTE: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT be used to substitute for an incomplete job application.

Pay Range

$21.31 – $27.06


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Library
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 800 Guadalupe
Preferred Qualifications

Minimum 2 years experience in original and copy cataloging bibliographic records. Knowledge of bibliographic record structure and classification systems. Familiarity with library metadata manipulation tools. Experience manipulating large data sets. Familiarity and expertise with SirsiDynix ILS. Experience with at least one high-level programming or scripting language. Knowledge of a foreign language is desired.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists staff and public with use of electronic information sources, software, internet and research databases.

  2. Provides assistance/instruction on use of library facilities and resources.

  3. Develops and evaluates collections of library materials and selects appropriate materials for assigned collection.

  4. Acquires, maintains, and assesses assigned collection.

  5. Generates reports and statistics on programming, funding and collection.

  6. Provides direct reference services to customers.

  7. Uses personal computer to perform a variety of circulation or collection-related duties.

  8. Compiles bibliographies and user guides. Performs original and edit cataloging.

  9. Resolves cataloging problems and maintains online public catalog.

  10. Appraises, organizes and processes special archival collections. Provides basic conservation of archival materials.

  11. Conducts meetings, training sessions and public programs.

  12. Schedules, coordinates and promotes library programming for assigned group.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May lead others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of money handling and accounting practices.

  • Knowledge of books, electronic databases, internet resources, bibliographies and reference materials.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Skill in using computers and related software.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in planning and organizing.

  • Skill in reviewing material to insure accuracy, completeness and adherence to established formats and procedures.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees and the public.

  • Ability to stay current on archive issues and trends.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

  • Ability to operate required vehicle safely.

  • Ability to read, understand and follow maps and mapping directions.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for this position are: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university plus two (2) years’ experience as a professional librarian. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years (full-time equivalent) have you worked as a professional librarian after obtaining your library degree?
    • Less than 2 years
    • At least 2 years, but less than 5 years
    • At least 5 years, but less than 7 years
    • 7 years or more
  3. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience performing original cataloging?
    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more
  5. * Do you have experience cataloging music?
    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more
  6. * Do you have experience cataloging electronic resources?
    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more
  7. * Do you have experience cataloging world languages?
    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more
  8. * Indicate which best describes your skill level using MARC edit.
    • No experience
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced User
    • Expert
  9. * Indicate which best describes your skill level using OCLC.
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 or more years
  10. * Describe your SIRSI experience in training, testing, troubleshooting, or providing formal library help desk support?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please describe your experience with large data manipulation/ETL.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Describe your experience designing database reports, tables, forms, queries, and macros.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents