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Grade: All Grades
1.Do you possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level as described in the vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


2.I have experience in: (please check all that apply)
  1. Searching electronic library systems and cataloging records following established procedures.
  2. Preparing and arranging shipping and receiving of library material.
  3. Using scanning equipment and bibliographic systems for digitization projects.
  4. Making use of social networking and web applications for library communications.
  5. Verifying bibliographic citations for books, periodicals, government documents and other materials.
  6. Developing and maintaining bibliographic databases using commercial software such as Mendeley or Zotero.
  7. Utilizing web technologies to automate library tasks.
  8. I have no experience in performing these tasks.
  9. Interacting with IT staff to create and maintain library web resources.
  10. I have no experience in performing these tasks.


3.Have you used web publishing and graphics software to create web content, pages and sites?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.I have experience in the following: (select all that apply)
  1. Creating and maintaining library web resources.
  2. Monitoring and reporting library trends to library staff and management.
  3. Providing research services to patrons, both internal and external.
  4. Offering training to patrons on the use of library systems.
  5. Maintaining and adding to a knowledge base such as a taxonomy or thesaurus.
  6. Using an automated database or spreadsheet management program (such as Excel) which required entering and extracting data for the tracking and formulation of (statistical) reports.
  7. None of the above.


5.Please indicate your experience with the acquisition and processing of library materials. (select all that apply)
  1. Making recommendations and selections for the acquisition of new content.
  2. Participating in collections development policy creation and/or maintenance.
  3. Renewing subscriptions and preparing current cost data and forecasts.
  4. Communicating with publishers and vendors and maintaining timely access to paid content such as claiming missing material.
  5. Cataloging and labeling material for inclusion into digital and physical collections.
  6. Maintaining updated information for materials regarding their accessibility in both electronic and physical formats.
  7. Physically processing library materials, such as labeling and bar coding, for circulation and shelving.
  8. Maintaining activities such as taking inventory and weeding older material and duplicates.
  9. I have no experience.






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