In the State Library, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.
Works under the general supervision of a State Library Unit Head, Library Specialist or other professional of higher grade.
May supervise professional, paraprofessional or clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Answers complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operates a medium sized law library; indexes legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinates serials and holdings control; performs original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; considerable knowledge of specialized functional procedures, areas of subject matter and/or principles of library administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve moderately complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.
The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
Incumbents of this class may be assigned to special projects requiring advanced level professional library duties as directed by the State Librarian.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Librarian 2 - State Library in Salary Group AR 23 approved effective December 1, 1992. (2012 SCOPE Review).