University Library Assistant I

Payroll Title: UCP III
Class Code: 0322-9083
Job Family: LIB
FLSA Code: N
Score: 445


Under the general direction of an Area Head the incumbents independently perform basic library tasks applying standard library techniques.


Incumbents are expected to process large volumes of library materials or service requests exercising initiative and judgment as needed. May participate in team-based decision making that addresses library policies and procedures at an operational level. May serve as a team leader or supervisor of student employees.

University Library Assistants at this level generally require prior library experience and attributes such as good communications, interpersonal, problem solving, supervisory and computer skills as required for the assignment.


The following duties and responsibilities are examples of library tasks and assignments performed by each University Library Assistant at this classification level. Specific duties will depend on the individual’s work assignment.

  1. Performs collection maintenance, including sorting and overseeing, shelving, shelf reading, vacuuming and shifting of material. Assists in carrying out collection weeding projects.
  2. Assists library patrons in locating materials and in answering informational questions.
  3. Maintains statistics related to work flow and assignments.
  4. Processes receipts of library material and communicates problems related with shipments, billings, and returns to vendors on the basis of established guidelines.
  5. Assists with processing patron utilization records using the automated library circulation system including the processing of overdue and reserve materials.
  6. May recruit, schedule, train, supervise and evaluate student staff.
  7. May monitor budgeted amounts for student labor and work-study student grants.


  1. Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related work experience.
  2. Good oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal, supervisory and problem-solving skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  4. Ability to work in a team-based environment and to actively participate in team-based decision-making.
  5. Good computer skills. Specific job assignments may require knowledge or experience with word processing, spreadsheet, or database software applications. Specific job assignments may require ability to work independently with computer generated records in an integrated library management system or another electronic information resource.

Date Finalized: 7/98