State of Washington Classified Job Specification
LIBRARY & ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 1
Class Series Concept
Positions in this series perform professional level librarian and/or archivist duties in the delivery of services offered by state agencies or Higher Ed institutions. Conduct informational searches; create/update instructional and training resources; assist customers in locating information perform records appraisals to determine historical, financial and or legal value, collection assessment, development, and preservation
, activities; conduct research projects; and catalog and index collections. Positions plan and implement strategic initiatives and provide analysis, design, development and/or support.
Performs entry-level professional librarian and/or archivist duties. Positions perform basic functions.
This is the entry level of the series. Positions at this level work under close supervision. Assignments are structured to encourage the development of professional judgment and learn the full range and scope of library and/or archival management functions conducted by the employing agency.
Analyzes and resolves order and bibliographic problems;
Under the guidance of a higher professional level, creates and implements projects to increase digital access to materials.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: fundamental knowledge and practice applications of professional level library and/or archival principles. Knowledge of cataloging and reference techniques.
Ability to: use and explain information, resources and services; meet public and establish effective relationships; interact courteously with customers; work effectively in a team environment.
Some librarian positions at the 1 level and all other librarian positions must meet the provisions of Chapter 300-12 WAC Certification of Librarians and RCW 27.04.055 Qualifications of Librarians-Rules-Fees.
Positions require a Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited program and certification by the State Librarian authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State; or certification by professional portfolio as authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State,
A Master’s degree involving archives and records management, history or related field.
Experience in the functional operations of a library or archives may substitute on a year for year basis for education.
Class Specification History
New class, replaces 25100 Library Information Associate; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007 effective July 10, 2007.
Salary adjustment; revised class series concept, definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities; legal requirements; desired qualifications; and added distinguishing characteristics; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.