Library Assistant -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Archives and Information Services
Position Title: Library Assistant
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Work Location: 1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701
Working Hours: M-F 40 hours
Salary Group: A-11
Classification No. 7352 - Library Assistant I
Job Posting No. 00019326
Monthly Salary: $2,195 - $2,400 (Monthly)
Date Job Available: December 15, 2021

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Performs moderately complex (journey-level) library work. The Library Assistant uses various classification and location schemes to shelve and retrieve materials for users and staff of the Information Services Department. Assists in the public reading areas, processes shipments, enforces reading room policies, assists with library services (including photocopying, scanning, and processing), and performs other tasks as assigned. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Shelves and retrieves agency holdings using a variety of location and classification systems.
  • Assists in the reading rooms by providing equipment instruction and enforcing policies.
  • Processes collection materials, performs duplications services (photocopying and scanning), and handles mailings.
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including shifting, shelf reading, and inventorying.
  • Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies and complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct.


  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects, as assigned.
  • May lift or move heavy objects, such as boxes of printed materials, microforms or furniture, and large, fragile items.


  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Six months paid experience working in a library or archive.
  • One year paid working experience in customer service or public contact setting.
  • One year paid or volunteer working experience using the Dewey Decimal system, Texas Documents,
  • Superintendent of Documents, a local classification schema, or other classification schema.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite in a work setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the public and coworkers in a work setting.
  • Ability to shelve and retrieve materials accurately with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks in a public area with many interruptions.
  • Ability to successfully manage workload independently and with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to stand and work for extended periods of time.


  • Experience working with government documents in library or archive setting
  • Experience processing or inventorying large runs of materials or items.
  • Work experience enforcing rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience using the Internet and online databases and indexes.
  • Demonstrated experience using Excel or other spreadsheet application.
  • Familiarity with genealogy research or local and family history resources.


  • Filing exercise involving arranging a typical sample of documents and a group of cards with Dewey Decimal numbers into the correct order will be administered at time of interview.
  • In-basket exercise to be administered during interview.
  • Lifting exercise, of 40 pounds, will be administered at the time of the interview.
  • Occasional overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays may be required.
  • Criminal history check required and approved of selected applicant before hired.

Reports to the Head of Reference, Information Services. No supervisory responsibility.

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