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Library Assistant I

  • Classified

Salary range: 23

Reports to: Department Head


Under direct supervision of the school Librarian, perform varied duties in a library; related work as required.


A.A. degree or equivalent required

One year of experience in performing subprofessional duties in a library is desirable.

  • Assist students in making effective use of library resources including the automated catalog, reference databases, and Internet
  • Assist students in selection of books and media materials
  • Train library students and volunteers
  • Help maintain order among the groups of students in the library
  • Check library materials in and out of the library
  • Compute and collect fines and maintain payment records on overdue, lost or damaged materials
  • Enter selective data into library automated system
  • Prepare purchase orders, bibliographies, reports, and correspondence
  • Give information over telephone to parents and district staff
  • Reconcile purchase orders with invoices
  • Call business firms regarding purchase orders for books, media materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Maintain budget and purchasing records
  • Assist librarian in preparing bibliographies and in solving circulation, catalog, and reference problems
  • Open library in the morning and lock for the night
  • Help select books in need or repair
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Be understanding, patient and good humored, yet be firm when necessary
  • Do basic reference work and assist students in the selection of library materials
  • Do responsible clerical work with speed and accuracy
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard library practices, terminology and procedures;
  • Basic office software including word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Basic reference sources and materials and major authors and books in the field of literature;
  • MAC and PC literate, including correction of minor computer problems;
  • Internet search strategy skills
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate various standard office equipment; lifting heavy objects weighing up to 25 pounds; standing for extended periods of time; reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally; and bending at the waist.

The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to write, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Indoor work environment which may include exposure to dust, molds, and mildew; exposure to glue fumes and cleaning solvents as well as solvent-based inks, tapes, and solutions.

The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

Work Year: 10 months

Revision Date: 07/01/1988

Initial date: 03/01/1974

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.