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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 030482
    Title: Library Information Associate, Senior
    Pay Grade: 33
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Under general supervision, leads the functions and employees of a specialized and complex section of the library, providing access to information and reference, technology and information services which may include using a specialized subject or language. Regularly attends and participates in conferences or user group meetings. Regularly analyzes a wide variety of data about library services and develops recommendations for process improvements.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is the second in a series of four classifications. It is distinguished from the Library Information Associate by its leadership role in an assigned functional area, and providing analysis support to management. It is distinguished from the Library Operations Supervisor which is responsible for the daily supervision of assigned staff.

    Example of Duties:
    • Leads multiple, primary functional areas of the library, or a single, complex functional area of the library.
    • Trains assigned staff, students, faculty, and Graduate Teaching Assistants/Associates in assigned areas of expertise (e.g., reference, cataloging, interlibrary loan).
    • Leads and coordinates projects with cross-functional teams involving a large, high-volume function and/or intra-library teams involving a small, highly technical function.
    • Participates in decision-making assignments on cross-functional teams.
    • Documents performance problems, participates in performance development reviews, and coaches employees to improve performance.
    • Analyzes internal and external data of assigned function, including turn around time, accuracy, benchmarking, cost/cost savings, budgeting volume, and student and temporary wage pools.
    • Participates in selection and developmental review committees.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of leading the work of others.
    • Knowledge of library operations, practices, procedures and resources.
    • Knowledge of multiple automated library information systems.
    • Knowledge of advanced data collection and information research methods.
    • Knowledge of budget management practices and procedures.
    • May require knowledge of a foreign language, depending on assignment.
    • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and internet search engine software.
    • Skill in coordinating the functions and staff of a specialized library unit.
    • Skill in facilitating meetings and delivering presentations.
    • Skill in using library reference techniques and resources.
    • Skill in the use of personal computer/software.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree AND three years progressively responsible library experience; OR
      • Seven years progressively responsible library, information center or related work experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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