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General Information
This is professional library work over a major sub-function of the library.

Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Attainment of a minimum of a master's degree from a recognized college or university in library science or a related field; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements. 
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK: Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices; thorough professional knowledge of reader interest levels, books and authors; ability to plan and direct a specialized library service; ability to locate obscure and specialized material from non-standard sources; ability to supervise the work of a sub-professional staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library patrons.

Important Information
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for the development and administration of a sub-collection or a major segment of an in-depth reference collection. Work is performed under the general supervision of a librarian of higher classification, and supervision is exercised over Library Associates, Historian Associates and clerical and sub-professional employees. Advanced difficulty of work assignments requiring responsible exercise of professional expertise distinguishes this class from that of Library Associate.