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Library Assistant II

  • Classified

Salary range: 25

Reports to: Department Head

OVERVIEW

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

QUALIFICATION
  • A.A. degree or equivalent required
  • Three years of experience in performing subprofessional duties in a library preferred
  • Coursework in library technical courses or related fields desirable.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Assist students in making effective use of library resources including books, media materials, automated catalog, reference databases, and internet sources
  • Maintain order among the groups of students in the library
  • Perform full authorized functionality of library automated system
  • Assist librarian in preparing bibliographies and in solving circulation, catalog, and reference problems
  • Maintain payment records on overdue, lost or damaged materials
  • Prepare bibliographies, reports, and correspondence
  • Give information over telephone to parents and district staff
  • Ascertain current pricing and prepare purchase orders for books, media materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Maintain budget and purchasing records; reconcile purchase orders with invoices
  • Supervise and train library students and volunteers
  • Supervise library in absence of the Librarian
  • Assist Librarian in identifying curriculum-related websites and resources for collection purchase and/or subscription
  • Link internet sources to website
  • Keyboard at 45 wpm
  • Work independently
  • Perform in-depth reference work and assist students in the selection of library materials
  • Perform responsible clerical work with speed and accuracy
  • Analyze and repair minor computer problems of both PC and MAC
  • Perform in-depth internet searches
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of standard library practices, terminology and procedures;
  • Office software including word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Library collections in relation to school curriculum;
  • Printed and online reference resources;
  • Effective internet searching;
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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: 03/30/2010

Initial date: 03/14/1988

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