Library Specialist I

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Library Specialist I


Texas A&M University



Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.21 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who We Are

The Libraries are the indispensable hub of discovery, learning and creativity for all colleges and academic departments at Texas A&M. We offer diverse collections and services designed to enable and support the University’s missions of teaching, research, and student success. Learn more about our five libraries at

What We Want

The Library Specialist I position will be responsible for performing accessioning and verifying of library material entering the Joint Library Facility (JLF).  Other expected duties include shelving and pulling of materials, document delivery services, and other support activities for JLF. If the description sounds exciting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Rate: $11.21 per hour

Schedule/Location: This position is located at the RELLIS site in Bryan, TX.  Must be able to work Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School graduation or any equivalent combination of education and experience

  • One year of library experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Ability to move moderate boxes, books, and a heavy book truck or similar items

  • Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores

  • Knowledge of email, word processing, spreadsheets, and internet search engine 

  • Reliable attendance

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills

Preferred Factors

  • Ability to work in narrow aisles which may include bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, and lifting/moving activities as well as standing for an extended period of time 

  • Ability to stand and work on book picker that moves/lifts up to high heights

  • Safely lifts or moves heavy boxes up to chest height and pushes or moves heavy carts


  • Accessioning and Verifying Items Received - Uses the Joint Library Facility’s Archival Software (Caia Soft) to ensure the accurate accession and verification of the items entering the storage facility.  Uses the standards of descriptive cataloging for monograph and serials to verify correct records. Navigates JLF’s and their participating libraries’ Online Public Access Catalogs to verify holdings.

  • Shelving Items in Warehouse - Uses Caia software to accurately document the location of each tray in the warehouse.  Safely uses the various heavy machinery including a power lift, electric pallet jack, and order picker to place storage trays on shelves in the warehouse which may involve high heights.  Participates in all required OSHA and other safety training in order to use the heavy machinery.

  • Document Delivery Service - Performs general document delivery services. Retrieves material for shipment or performs electronic delivery to the customer’s desktop.  Shelves document delivery requested material. Uses Illiad and Docline software to download, process, and deliver requested material. Uses Article Exchange and BSCAN scanner and Proscan 3000 for electronic article delivery. Prepares material to be shipped out to requesting libraries via Trans-Amigos and FedEx using FedEX Ship Manager hardware and software. Uses knowledge of copyright law as it applies to resource sharing.

  • Support Activities - Monitors and secures the JLF’s receiving bay.   Constructs trays for shelving materials and boxes for shipping (Interlibrary Loan).  Creates duplicate barcodes and tray labels using the Zebra Design Pro Hardware and Software.  Operates and troubleshoots JLF’s label printers, including replacing spent label and ribbon rolls.  Helps to develop and promote diversity through appropriate programming for JLF and the RELLIS Campus.  Contributes to the overall activities for the operation of the facility. Acts as a resource to student employees at JLF.  Understands the basic functions performed at the Joint Library Facility’s.  Uses positive interpersonal and collaboration skills and basic conflict resolution skills in resolving issues with other JLF employees, as well as performing other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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