Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/07/23
Applications Due: 12/17/23
Vacancy ID: 145616

Position Information


AgencyUniversity at Albany

TitleLibrary Clerk 2

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $49405 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Academic year: Monday-Friday 8:15am-4:15pm, with a half-hour meal break included; schedule may adjust for intersessions, summer session, and breaks.

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address University at Albany, University Libraries

1400 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12203

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


Reachable score on the Library Clerk 2 list; or
Permanent appointment with 1 year of service as a Library Clerk 2, or to a title eligible for transfer to Library Clerk 2; or
Appointment as a Library Clerk 2 at UAlbany with less than 1 year of service (remainder of probationary period to be completed in new assignment); or
Be a former state employee eligible for reinstatement to the title of Library Clerk 2


Minimum Qualifications Promotional:

Candidates must be eligible to take and pass the next available Library Clerk 2 promotion exam and obtain a reachable score for possible contingent / permanent appointment.

- Candidates must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a qualifying title (see below).
- Only the titles listed at the following link are qualifying titles for eligibility consideration:

Minimum Qualifications Open Competitive:

Candidates must be eligible to take and pass the next available Library Clerk 2 open competitive exam and obtain a reachable score for consideration for possible contingent / permanent appointment.

Either 1. Graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma AND one year of full time clerical experience in a library setting

Examples of qualifying clerical duties in a library setting may include:

Maintaining circulation record;
Processing acquisitions including the receipt and recording of courier-delivered materials and organizing new items;
Creating and processing interlibrary loan requests (ILL);
Assisting in collection maintenance including; weeding, shifting, re-shelving, repairing, straightening, inventory, supply orders, and emptying book drop containers to be checked in;
Assisting and educating patrons in searching the library catalog;
Assisting patrons in the use of library equipment.

OR 2: thirty (30) semester credit hours of college study including at least nine (9) semester credit hours of college study in a combination of the following areas:

Library / Information Science
Computer Applications
Information Studies

May be filled from a mandatory reemployment list if one is in effect at the time of appointment.

A completed application is required to be considered for this position
All applicants must meet at least one of the above requirements
Any applications received that do not meet at least one of the above requirements will be considered unqualified and will be discarded

Duties Description Provides lending and access services to library users for a wide range of library materials and resources, including reserves, media, rooms/facilities, and equipment (laptops, cameras, etc.); Trains and directs student employees and new staff in procedures and policies related to circulation desk services; Completes functions for the Department’s daily materials delivery operations; Completes tasks for the Department’s daily collection maintenance functions; Provides basic support for equipment and technology available in library facilities; Performs cash handling duties (making change for users, counting register drawer, taking charge payments) following department and university procedures and best practices; Completes annual training in accordance with university guidelines; Opens/closes library facilities as scheduled; Provides supervision for Access Services operations in the absence of Library Clerk 3 and/or professional staff; Interacts effectively and in a professional manner with peers, supervisors, and other library staff; contributes to interpersonal and working relationships of trust and respect; maintains a courteous and professional manner while interacting with student assistants and library users; promotes the goals and objectives of the Access Services Department and the University Libraries.

Additional Comments To apply for this position, go to the following link:
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”):

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Office of Human Resources

Telephone 518-437-4700

Fax 518-437-4731

Email Address


Street 1400 Washington Avenue, UAB 300

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12222


Notes on Applying