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Textbook/Audiovisual Aide

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Salary range: 22

Reports to: Department Head


Under supervision, perform moderately difficult clerical work in the receipt, processing, and distribution of textbooks, audiovisual materials and equipment, and other instructional materials; supervise and train students as necessary; related work as required.


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to High School Diploma and one year of experience in typing and clerical work, preferably including experience in a school library, textbook room, or in the processing of library and audiovisual materials.

  • Receive, process, store, and issue textbooks
  • Check textbook orders against invoices or purchase orders
  • Prepare reports of discrepancies as required
  • Receive and fill requisitions for textbooks and provide timely delivery
  • Maintain adequate stock levels, inventory records
  • Examine textbooks for need of repairs and make necessary minor repairs
  • Provide information as to stock and price of textbooks
  • Prepare purchase orders for textbooks and film rental
  • Maintain storeroom in neat and orderly condition
  • Receive, process, circulate and store audiovisual materials and equipment
  • Assist faculty as needed in use of audiovisual equipment
  • Receive materials and inspect for conformance with orders
  • Prepare form with description of each item
  • Type catalog card and keypunch a card for each item
  • Assist teachers in becoming familiar with audiovisual materials and their uses, arrangement, and location
  • Schedule and supervise student help in the distribution of audiovisual materials and equipment
  • Inventory audiovisual equipment
  • Assists in ordering new or replacement materials
  • Plan and supervise the shelving, filing, and storage of audiovisual aids
  • Perform minor repair or equipment and arrange for major repairs
  • Train student projectionists
  • Receive teachers' orders for instructional aids such as DVDs, CDs, filmstrips, exhibits, artifacts, study prints, tape recordings, and phonograph records
  • Assist teachers in selection of materials
  • Maintain records of reserves and orders filed
  • May work at circulation desk in school library charging material in and out
  • File catalog cards
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • Bind magazines
  • Mend books
  • Create and distribute overdue notices.
  • Thorough knowledge of library reference techniques;
  • Ability to perform a variety of clerical work of average difficulty;
  • Aptitude for learning the operation of audiovisual equipment and maintenance of textbooks;
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative working relationship with those contacted during the course of work;
  • Storage, handling, inventory and record keeping methods;
  • Knowledge and understanding of maintenance techniques for a wide variety of library materials, instructional aids and audiovisual equipment.

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; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, reach overhead above the shoulders and horizontally; and bend at the waist. The employee is occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must lift and/or move objects weighing 25 pounds or more. 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.

Work is performed in a standard office environment; the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. 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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Revision Date: 04/21/2017

Initial date: 04/21/2017

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