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Education: High school diploma required; Library Science Degree Preferred.
Special Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Communication Skills (oral, written, or business): Basic communication skills to exchange information, give/receive simple instructions and respond to inquiries; filling out forms; knowledge of grammatical structure, vocabulary for preparing correspondence from rough draft or proofing of completed material; communicates in clear, grammatically correct English.
Data Recording/Record Keeping: Performs data recording/record keeping operations; determines changes which need to be made to existing records, including computerized records.
Reading and Interpreting: Must be able to read and interpret routinely printed materials such as charts, diagrams, maps, or instructional materials.
Business Machines (like computers, copiers, etc.): Uses business machines that can be easily learned from manuals or verbal instructions. Such machines include but are not limited to CD/ROM, computerized card catalog systems, laminators, photocopiers, CRT/computers (little to no prior software experience). May on occasion use more difficult machines without any proficiency required, such as data entry; uses software for computer circulation & catalog systems & word processing.
Office Filing and Retrieving: Responsible for filing and retrieving books, periodicals, and other media at the media center.
Typing Skills: Typing/keyboarding at 40 WPM at 90% accuracy.
Reports to: Administrator
Job Goal (Purpose of Position): To support the mission of the Library Media Program & increase access to library media resources by providing clerical & technical assistance to the Library Media Specialist and assistance to teachers, students, and other library users.
An incumbent in this position will follow generally standardized operating policies and procedures.
Contact with Others: An incumbent in this position has regular contact by telephone or in-person with library users & with district staff for the purpose of locating materials within their own library and in other libraries. The job requires interpreting and translating facts and information, explaining situations and issues to students, parents, and staff and advising them of alternatives.
Other Performance Measures:
Successful performance of the job requires good customer service/people skills to resolve problems and provide information as requested. It requires following safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to self or to students. It requires following school dress standards, proper attendance and leave policies and other work habits concerns. Initiative and effective problem solving are important to the success of the position.
Essential Job Functions:
Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions:
This is an office/clerical job. Other than those physical/mental requirements included within the essential functions: Must be able to communicate on the telephone. Must be able to get around the media center, locate and retrieve or shelve books or materials. There is constant standing and walking; frequent bending/stooping, squatting/crouching, and reaching above the shoulder to shelve books and to stand on step ladder/stool. There are occasional carrying and lifting of up to 50 pounds to receive and handle book orders, moving damaged equipment, lifting and moving audio-visual equipment and moving library furniture.