The Library Specialist is responsible for supporting the
library by assisting patrons in utilizing resources; and assisting
librarians to acquire, prepare, and organize resources.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
Required Education & Experience
- Performs daily retrieval and returns of materials into high
density shelving system. Ingests (size/label/tray/offload/scan to
shelf) items into the high density system.
- Performs annex stacks management; shelves and shifts materials
as needed to maintain annex stacks.
- Serves as courier of items between main library and offsite
- Provides information to patrons by providing customer services,
giving instructions; assisting in locating library materials;
answering or referring inquiries to the appropriate staff
- Maintains library databases by reconciling and correcting
records; entering and revising computer data files.
- Maintains library resources by processing and maintaining
- Maintains library resources by complying with procedures;
monitoring materials location and return; repairing library
materials; re-shelving resources.
- Maintains historical reference of resources by keeping records
of items purchased or obtained prices, delivery and shipping and
- Provides information by extracting and analyzing data from
computer reports; answering or referring inquiries to the
appropriate staff member.
- Maintains continuity among work teams and departments by
documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and
- Supervises student workers by training and orienting student
assistants; developing work schedules, monitoring student work;
monitoring student assistant salary budgets.
- Maintains library resources by erecting and moving shelving;
shifting, moving and retrieving library materials and furniture in
library and at remote facility; driving library vehicle to
- Provides intellectual access to library materials by applying
local bibliographic standards and data base policies to Library of
Congress-produced MARC records for newly published material.
Provides intellectual access to library materials by creating new
MARC records conforming to accepted bibliographic standards for
contribution to an international database (OCLC).
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Associates degree of equivalent in experience.
- 1 year of basic office experience.
Required Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized
- Valid Texas Driver’s License.
- Must be insurable under the University Motor Vehicle
- Satisfactory results from a post-offer physical
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Physical Requirements (With or Without
- Knowledge of basic customer service techniques.
- Knowledge of software navigation techniques.
- Knowledge of verifying techniques.
- Knowledge of keyboarding skills.
- Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
- Ability to operate tools and equipment required by the job such
as lifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks.
- Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms
and other printed materials and information.
- Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general
- Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses
via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face
- Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching,
flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking,
kneeling, and sitting.
- Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 50 lbs.
- Work is indoors/outdoors and not sedentary and is subject to
schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
- This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
- There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this
- The noise level in this work environment is usually
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes
qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age,
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin,
disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any
other basis protected by law.
August 22, 2022 Central Daylight Time