June 2014





Under the general supervision of a manager, plans, organizes, and coordinates technically complex duties requiring a comprehensive understanding of library principles, practices and procedures.


  1. Trains and provides work direction to assigned personnel in departmental work procedures; prioritizes and assigns work and ensures its timely and accurate completion.
  2. Selects, trains, supervises and provides work direction to student or college assistants.
  3. Monitors, adjusts, balances and maintains day-to-day library operation of assigned area.
  4. Researches and recommends improvements to provide timely and more efficient use of resources.
  5. Assists with initiating, planning and developing library projects in assigned area.
  6. Provides training and technical support to college faculty and staff in area of expertise.
  7. Intervenes and resolves problems related to specific assigned library area.
  8. Compiles, organizes, researches and verifies information for various records, reports, and statistics.
  9. Monitors, orders and maintains supplies requires for execution of duties in assigned area.
  10. Operates office equipment, including computers, copiers and media equipment.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Rules and policies of a technical services or public services department;
  • Descriptive and subject cataloging principles, AACR II, and OCLC operations; and
  • PC operating systems and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).


  • Communicate effectively both in writing and speech;
  • Compile and maintain records and reports; and
  • Work in a multi-ethnic environment.


Education and Experience: 

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and five years of experience in library technical services or public services functions including automated cataloging systems.  An Associate’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience.


  • Associate’s degree in the Library Technician Program
  • Possession of a Library Technology Certificate
  • Two years of experience in a lead role

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds with the use of proper equipment.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Probationary Period:  One year.

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