Collections Technician -- Wyoming State Library -- Cheyenne, WY

This position assists in preserving and processing physical library materials being added to or removed from the State Library's collection. The collections technician also supports digitization programs such as the State Publications digital collection. Complete and accurate processing ensures the materials are discoverable and accessible by state employees and Wyoming residents.

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Human Resource Contact: Nicki Reitmeyer 307-777-6219,

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Provide support for digital projects.
  • Create and input metadata to ensure public access and retrieval.
  • Review and edit metadata.
  • Digitize documents for inclusion in a digital content management system providing public access to digital content.
  • Utilize various types of software and databases.
  • Provide support in processing physical materials.
  • Proofread and edit MARC bibliographic records and create state library holdings records in the integrated library system.
  • Repair damaged or fragile materials. Prepare materials for public use.
  • Maintain WSL patron database in the integrated library system circulation database.
  • Lead in adding new patrons records.
  • Monitors patron overdue and hold notifications.
  • Provide service desk support.
  • Direct reference questions to appropriate librarians for state agencies, libraries, and library patrons.
  • Maintain public access area of the library.
  • Keep materials in the correct shelf order and the shelves neatly organized and clean.
  • Provide support for other projects and programs provided by the Wyoming State Library as assigned.


  • Preference may be given to applicants with previous customer service experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with cataloging experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants familiar with common library practices of book processing and interlibrary loan.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have used any integrated library system software.


  • Knowledge of office procedures, filing, alphabetizing, English language, and arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite.
  • Knowledge of assembling, sorting, and distributing documents.
  • Knowledge of reviewing and editing documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Knowledge of methods used to deal with the public tactfully.
  • Knowledge of telephone etiquette and coordinating telephone and visitor traffic.
  • Knowledge of preparation of records, reports, and correspondence.
  • Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of library classification systems.


  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: 0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Business Office Communications)
  • OR
  • Education & Experience Substitution: 1-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Business Office Communications)
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None
  • Necessary Special Requirements


  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, etc.
  • Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supplemental Information
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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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