Library Specialist 2 – University of Louisiana at Lafayette

This position is located in UL Lafayette’s Library
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Contact Name
Corey Faul
Human Resources, UL Lafayette, PO Box 40196, Lafayette, LA 70504
University of Louisiana at Lafayette ; 337-482-6247


Two years of experience in which clerical work was a major duty, one year of which must have been in clerical library work.

Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required general experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience.

Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for one year of the required general experience.

College training will substitute for the required general experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.

A baccalaureate degree will substitute for all of the required experience.

Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments. Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To assist in the organization and management of information sources.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a higher level Library Specialist, Librarian, or other management personnel.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Library Specialist 1 by the presence of journeyman level duties.

Differs from Library Specialist 3 by the absence of advanced journeyman-complex technical duties and/or quasi-supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work:

Performs advanced information verification tasks, using a variety of sources (i.e., using national database(OCLC), CD-ROM, Internet sources, etc., to identify/locate title changes/availability).

Performs complex bibliographic processes requiring independent judgment (i.e., copy cataloging, retrospective conversion, etc.).

Performs advanced cataloging maintenance tasks to ensure quality control.

Interprets and applies library policy in face-to-face or telephone contacts with patrons.
May supervise and train lower level personnel (including student employees and/or volunteers).

Performs complex serials check-in and claiming.

Collects and maintains library statistics and produces reports for management.

Performs full range of routine acquisitions activities including: ordering, authorizing receipt of shipments of materials, corresponding with vendors regarding claims, credits for incomplete or duplicate shipments or damaged items, utilizing online claim system for non-receipt of materials, reviewing and certifying accuracy of invoices, and ensuring records accurately reflect state-mandated codes.

Provides basic reference services to users such as answering routine requests for information using standard reference sources, providing correct citations for incomplete and inaccurate bibliographic descriptions, explaining proper use of reference tools to patrons, etc.

Performs routine maintenance on audio-visual equipment, microform readers/printers, photocopiers, etc.

Serves on standing and ad hoc committees. Assists in planning and conducting training programs, internally and externally.

Performs related work as required by circumstances or as directed.