- Organizes and coordinates library services and resources.
- Assists and trains users of library resources, conducts research, acquires, and maintains library resources under minimal supervision.
- Performs digitization and data conversion of older legislative records for addition to the legislative website.
Examples of Duties:
- Assists patrons in performing legislative history research. Teaches patrons to use online and traditional resources.
- Responds to questions about library resources and procedures. Trains legislative staff and other frequent users regarding in-depth research procedures.
- Provides library orientation and tours. Performs bibliographic and reference searches related to the library resources, legislative online databases, Alaska laws, and proposed legislation.
- Assists in making decisions about acquisitions and deletion of resource materials for the library, including assessing patron needs.
- Assists in preparation for annual binding of legislative materials.
- Plans and oversees distribution of bound materials to the legislature and research libraries.
- Plans and oversees distribution of materials to the legislature, such as the Alaska Statutes.
- Catalogs and files materials. Plans, oversees, and performs digitization and data conversion projects, and changes to library online catalog and library webpage.
- Supervises, recruits, schedules, trains, evaluates, and otherwise manages library staff.
The desired knowledge, skills, and abilities are:
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and current developments in professional library management.
- Knowledge of library materials, methods, and organization.
- Knowledge of the methods of classifying and cataloging library materials.
- Knowledge of research methods.
- Knowledge of library collection development, records management, and archival practices.
- Knowledge of computer information systems, databases, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
- Ability to use computers and adapt to changing technology.
- Knowledge of Alaska Constitution, statutes, and regulations.
- Knowledge of legislative procedure.
- Knowledge of digitization and data conversion methods.
- Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy while performing repetitive tasks.
- Ability to fluidly plan, organize, direct work, and evaluate results.
- Ability to supervise and instruct others.
- Ability to review the work of others and provide clear and useful feedback.
- Ability to locate and compile information, data, or facts from specialized sources.
- Ability to write and speak clearly, concisely, and in a well-organized manner.
- Ability to analyze complicated information quickly and accurately.
- Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
- Ability to handle complex and comprehensive research projects.
- Ability to act professionally, objectively, and impartially in dealing with fellow employees, legislators, and the public.
- Ability to work independently and handle a variety of projects at the same time.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle politically sensitive work.
- Master's degree in library science, information science, or a closely related field. Some relevant work experience preferred.
- The Librarian II position requires two years of relevant work experience.
About the Organization
Why work for the Legislative Affairs Agency?
Working here is a chance to be a part of Alaska history. LAA employees provide essential nonpartisan support to the Legislature where vital policy and laws are created. The Agency is made up of eleven sections led by a management team with 200 years of combined legislative experience and institutional knowledge who, along with our staff, share an unwavering commitment to serving Alaskans. We work in a dynamic environment and teamwork is not just a buzzword, but fundamental to everything we do.
We value: Accountability. We are committed to responsible use of human, financial, and environmental resources. Respect: We provide services without discrimination or judgment. Integrity: We are honest and ethical in our work. The Alaska Legislature values the unique contributions that candidates with diverse experiences, knowledge and backgrounds can bring to our work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace.
How to Apply
Submitting Your Application: Complete and submit the applicant package consisting of cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references through Workplace Alaska link or via email to PersonnelGroup@akleg.gov. by 5:00 p.m. on the closing day of this recruitment. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions, including Librarian I and Librarian II.
The Librarian II position is distinguished from Librarian I position by its supervisory and administrative duties. The Librarian II position also requires two years of relevant work experience, which may be earned in the Librarian I position. The Librarian I/II position is a full-time benefits eligible position.
Cover Letter: Your cover letter must explicitly summarize your knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and strengths as they directly apply to the position of Librarian as described in the Job Description above. Your cover letter will be considered as a writing sample that will be used in determining which applicants advance to the interview. Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted by October 23, 2023 by 5:00PM.
Special Notice: This is a fully exempt job class under AS 39.25.110(3). Positions in the Legislative Affairs Agency are required to be politically neutral, and subject to certain restrictions on partisan political activity.