Wednesday, March 22, 2017
North Highlands (Sacramento Area) – Twin Rivers Unified School District – Library Materials Technician
Salary: $16.79 to $22.85/hr (full time)
Closing Date: 3/24/17 – 4 PM
Provides technical library materials distribution services connected with inventorying and
cataloging instructional and library documents.
Distinguishing Career Features:
The Library Materials Technician represents a blending of library and central distribution services
for instructional support. This position requires the ability to provide advanced copy cataloging.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Receives and prepares instructional and library materials including books, periodicals,
· microfilm, and media materials for introduction into the library collections.
· Performs original on-line cataloging functions according to District established process.
· Selects, downloads, verifies, and inputs bibliographic records and descriptions to on-line
· databases. Bar codes newly cataloged materials.
· Assigns subject headings, classification/call numbers, and call notes. Refers to subject
· cataloging manuals and free floating subdivisions. Determines where book will be located in
· library circulation areas.
· Processes print and non-print materials for introduction into the library materials collection,
· including cataloging, preparing acquisitions in the on-line card catalog, preparing and
· verifying labels and pockets and affixing identification labels to materials.
· Prepares and maintains manual and computerized records and files of instructor reserve
· materials. Send lists of materials to each instructor for verification.
· Receives and checks books and other materials against invoice to verify for accuracy. Checks
· for duplicates and verifies that all continuations follow succession.
· Maintains ongoing integrity of library databases by adding, revising, and updating records to
· change or enhance tags and fields affecting public access to information. Assists library staff
· at sites with troubleshooting the automated library systems.
· Catalogs internet sites for library use that comply with coding rules and standards for
· electronic resources. Tests links to web sites and verifies that access to sites are valid. Tests
· and links to on-line public access catalogs.
· May monitor periodical subscriptions, ensuring complete listing and documentation of
· Prepares a variety of records and lists for the libraries including subject bibliographies,
· acquisition and circulation lists. Maintains up-to-date electronic card catalogs.
· May perform some or all of the duties of an Instructional Materials Technician on an
· intermittent basis to balance departmental workload.
· May process inter-library loan requests. Searches and transfers requested materials to
· locations and individuals. Monitors in-and-out distribution and location of publications.
· Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skills relating to the duties and responsibilities.
· May perform trainings for Library Media Technicians and substitutes.
· Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objectives of the position.
Knowledge and Skills:
The position requires working knowledge of library on-line cataloging services, sufficient to
prepare materials for circulation and access by students. Requires knowledge of and skill at
intermediate referencing and conducting bibliographic searches. Requires a working knowledge
of machine-readable classification and coding. Requires working knowledge of general library
operations, goals, and objectives. Requires sufficient human relations skills to convey technical
concepts and to resolve urgent needs. Requires sufficient arithmetic skills to arrange materials in
numerical sequences and to calculate sums. Requires sufficient writing skills to document
instructions on use of library services.
Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position, to process and catalog materials
into circulation, and to develop and maintain internet links. Requires the ability to perform
intermediate referencing and bibliographic services. Requires the ability to follow detailed
procedures such as standard library cataloging and filing rules. Must be able to explain library
services, layout, rules, and policies. Requires the ability to deal courteously with library patrons
including students and faculty. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with
Incumbent must be able to function indoors in an office and/or library circulation desk
environment engaged in work primarily of a sedentary nature. Requires hearing and speech
ability for ordinary conversation and to project voice to a small group. Requires sufficient
manual and/or finger dexterity to type/keyboard and otherwise operate microcomputers and other
office equipment. Requires ambulatory ability to sit, walk, to move about office and campus
environs, and to lift and carry light to medium weight materials on an intermittent basis.
Education and Experience:
The position typically requires a high school diploma, Associates degree with courses in library
subjects and two years of experience in an academic library performing circulation and