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Library Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/19/2018
Working Title Library Specialist
Job Classification Library III
Department Name 66200-Johnstown Owen Library
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0005808
Hiring Range $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Campus’ Johnstown Owen Library is seeking a Library Specialist.

The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of public, technical, and administrative support services in the regional campus library. Public service duties include providing information assistance to library users and handling circulation transactions. Technical service duties include acquisitions and collection management functions. Administrative support duties include assisting with training and supervising part-time student employees. Hours are generally 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Saturday, but may include some evening or weekend hours. Summer: Mon-Fri, 9:30 am-6:00 pm.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent required. The incumbent must be able to master specialized training in the use of the library’s online database system. The incumbent must have computer skills to permit the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs. He/she must have written and oral communications skills to permit effective communications with faculty, researchers, students, vendors, and coworkers. The incumbent should be familiar with the basic purposes of a library and appreciate its importance in a research environment.

Four years or more of relevant experience in a comparable library may be substituted for educational requirement. Because this is a regional library, the incumbent must be able to understand library operations as a whole and how his/her role contributes to overall services. He/she must have demonstrated an ability to perform well in a hectic environment, showing flexibility and ability to adapt to a dynamic workflow.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Hours are generally 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 5 pm Friday, 10 am – 6 pm Saturday, but may include some evening or weekend hours.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Johnstown
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  2. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents