Reader Consultant -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Talking Book Program
Position Title: Reader Consultant
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Work Location: Lorenzo de Zavala Bldg
1201 Brazos St
Austin 78701
Working Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary Group: A-13
Classification No. 7354/Library Assistant II
Job Posting No. 00018094
Monthly Salary: $2,800 - $3,150 /Month
Date Job Available: October 15, 2021

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Performs highly complex (senior-level) library work. The Reader Consultant provides library service via telephone, email, and postal correspondence to patrons who have visual, physical, and reading disabilities in a call center environment. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Communicate primarily by telephone with blind and print disabled readers to provide library service.
  • Continuously update knowledge of collection and WebReads, a web-based library software program, to provide effective library service.
  • Update patron records using computer terminal
  • Monitor patron service records and take appropriate action to ensure continued service
  • Maintain patron files
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution;
  • or Associate’s degree and 2 years work experience in library or call center environment;
  • or High School Diploma or GED, and 4 years work experience in library or call center environment
  • Experience providing service to the public
  • Experience working in an office/clerical environment
  • Experience using a computer and standard desktop software.
  • Ability to complete all job tasks accurately with attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle complaints and resolve problems with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to organize and plan work assignments to ensure daily deadlines are met
  • Enthusiasm and interest in promoting library service for readers with disabilities
  • Ability to hear and understand speech to interact with co-workers and patrons in person and by telephone using headphones
  • Ability to work at a desk for extended periods of time


  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an American Library Association-accredited program
  • College courses in literature, history, or other humanities
  • Experience taking or making calls in a call center
  • Fluency in Spanish, with ability to converse with patrons and to discuss books effectively in Spanish
  • Experience working in an automated library environment
  • Experience working in a talking book library
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities
  • Braille proficiency

Submit all college transcripts with application

Reports to Manager, Reader Services and works under a Reader Consultant Team Leader
This position does not supervise any staff.

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