Network Bulletin No 04-68.

Date: December 17, 2004

Subject:    Staff, network
Index term:   Vacancy   Utah

NLS has been asked to advertize the attached vacancy announcement for a Librarian III at the
Community Economic Development agency in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For further information please contact:
Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division
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Job Announcement


Working Title

Salary Range
Step 52 ($ 18.77) to Step 73 ($ 33.19)

Number of openings

Application Period
12/3/2004 - until filled

Community Economic Development

250 NORTH 1950 WEST, SUITE A SLC, UT 84116

All State Benefits apply.

Part/Full Time

Position Availability
Public Recruitment

Job characteristics

Incumbents in this job are required to have a Masters degree in Library Science so they can apply this
knowledge to provide services and program consultation to library patrons, boards, and management.
Incumbent may be responsible for a major service of the State Library system. May assist in preparing and
administering the program budget. May supervise professional and non-professional staff. May consult and
help bookmobile librarians in book selection and weeding; assist in contract negotiations with local and county
governments; assist in developing specifications for bookmobile and other library vehicles; may be responsible
for hiring and evaluating extension service employees. May conduct on-line database searching. May plan and
organize the work of a major specialized service area; select specialized equipment and supplies; supervise all
correspondence from library patrons, and regional libraries; supervise storage, retrieval, and maintenance of
specialized books. May work with local, state and national agencies serving the blind and physically
handicapped. May classify library materials in either the Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress, or other
classification systems; may perform descriptive and subject cataloging; create original cataloging input for the
OCLC or other computerized cataloging systems. May perform a wide variety of professional activities in
accordance with an established performance plan; develop and conduct training programs; prepare reports
and correspondence on library activities; purchase and assemble library materials for addition to library


Performs library reference work.  Classifies and/or catalogues artifacts, collections or library materials,
etc.  Reviews, purchases and/or selects materials for collection(s); prepares materials for addition to collection;
fills requests and on-line searches, answers questions about materials, and/or coordinates inter-library loan
activities.  Provides library services; coordinates services on a county-wide basis; meets with local community
and county officials concerning library services. Cooperates with local, state and/or national agencies.  Writes
or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.  Supervises subordinate
personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and
evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.  Coordinates program activities,
services, and/or program implementation with private providers, other governmental entities, program users,
etc.  Performs descriptive and subject cataloging; creates original cataloging systems; consults with public and
school libraries and state agencies on problems in cataloging and collection management; performs general
consulting with public libraries.  Prescribe, evaluate, and/or train in, the use of assistive devices  Delivers
presentations, stand up training, or instruction to staff, management, clients, or the general public.  Performs
research activities by utilizing computer software to obtain and manipulate data.

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

Knowledge of or Skills/Ability to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
associated with information or data to draw conclusions; find, gather and collect information or data; use
automated software applications; procurement and/or administration of contracts, grants, loans, or similar
agreements; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; communicate
fluently in English; correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain
order; maintain inventory; track receipt, sending and delivery of materials; libraries and utilization methods to
include categorization/classification methods and how to store and retrieve books, documents and materials;
principles, theories, and practices of library science; speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and
understand, information and ideas as presented verbally; assemble, sort, and/or distribute documents,
supplies, and/or materials/items; plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks
and meet deadlines; compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, verify, or process information or
data; principles, theories, and practices of purchasing goods and services; research methods, techniques,
and/or sources of information; provide technical assistance to users; deliver presentations or training using
acceptable methods and techniques; communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing;
read and understand information presented in writing; coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups
and/or organization(s); agency and/or organizational program(s); supervise others by assigning/directing work;
conducting employee evaluations, staff training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective
actions, making hiring/termination recommendations, etc.; monitor or track information or data; library general
and/or reference materials; use reference indexes and information guides to catalogue, file and retrieve library
materials; operate microfilm, micrographic and/or scanning equipment.

Other Requirements

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of
office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.  Typically, the employee may sit
comfortably to perform the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light
items such as papers, books, small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are
required to perform the work.

MA/MS Degree in a related field of study.

Additional Preference

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions
Normal working conditions

[ None ]

[ None ]

Safety Sensitive
[ None ]

FLSA Status
FLSA Exempt

Probationary Period
12 months

Dottie Henderson
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