Library Specialist I


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Library (10000816)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position performs advanced level duties associated with overseeing a functional area within a library department or unit. The incumbent assists and instructs patrons and library staff with general and extensive queries, applies fundamental knowledge of multiple standards, policies and procedures, and maintains accurate and detailed records.


This position is a Library Specialist for the Access Services/ILL unit of the Library.  The incumbent is supervised by the Head of Access Services.

Examples of Work Performed

•  Oversees the work area and daily tasks associated with interlibrary loan borrowing.
•  Interprets library policies and governmental regulations concerning collections and circulation to UM constituents.
•  Oversees accounts related to Interlibrary loan borrowing billing and collection; analyzes delinquent accounts to determine appropriate measures.
•  Processes fines and accepts payments using established procedures.
•  Troubleshoots general errors when working with technical platform(s).
•  Performs advanced bibliographic verification of requests using a variety of resources and other online tools.
•  Provides input on policies, procedures, and issues. 
•  Utilizes a variety of tools and sources to answer in-depth and extensive queries, in addition to, answering informational and directional questions.
•  Maintains quality public services provided to library users during hours of operation.
•  Assists with circulation activities such as desk coverage, shelving, shifting, and identifying items for repair/preservation.
•  Assists and instructs patrons in the use of library materials, equipment, and facilities.
•  Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Assists and instructs patrons and library staff with general and extensive queries under general supervision.
  2. Applies fundamental knowledge of multiple standards, policies and procedures.
  3. Performs advanced level duties under general supervision.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.



Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:  Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi