Class Title:Librarian Specialist - F/C

Class Title:Librarian Specialist - F/C




This is professional work planning, coordinating, and directing the services of a library program in a state institution or agency library within a department of state government. The employee(s) in the position(s) allocated to this class must spend a minimum of 75 percent of their time performing duties which involve contact with patients/inmates in a correctional or forensic facility or institution.


(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Examples of work performed are not to be used for allocation purposes.)

  • Performs complex and in-depth bibliographic and reference services to users and state agencies which include recommending the scope and location of appropriate research materials through complex on-line searching into computerized database networks, printed abstracts, indexes, government documents, technical reports as well as standard library resources.
  • Performs cataloging and classifying of library materials utilizing multiple resources such as national computerized bibliographic databases, national union catalogs and special library catalogs.
  • Performs professional work in matters related to the acquisition of library materials.
  • Coordinates and maintains resources, services and programs of specialized collections.
  • Creates and maintains bibliographic control systems for organizing and arranging specialized materials within library collections.
  • Verifies interlibrary loan book and journal article requests of state agency researchers by utilizing multiple resource materials such as the computerized national bibliographic database as well as subject bibliographies and special library catalogs so as to determine appropriate locations for placing such requests.
  • Assists in planning and implementing grant programs.
  • Reviews trade and rare book catalogs, subject bibliographies and professional journals for selecting and recommending titles for purchasing.
  • Provides professional research guidance with special collections to library users utilizing communication skills relating the informational need to specialized materials, tools and technology.
  • Develops and prepares reports.
  • Performs related work as required.


(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and procedures of library services and programs.
  • Knowledge of a major area of librarianship.
  • Knowledge of standard and specialized research tools.
  • Knowledge of current library trends and development appropriate to the area of specialization.
  • Ability to catalog and classify library materials.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations about library policies and procedures.
  • Ability to determine resource needs and to review, evaluate and process requests for information.
  • Ability to research, review, and compile bibliographic publications.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to prepare reports.


  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and one year of professional library experience.