LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER ASSISTANT - ANTICIPATED OPENING 2022-2023

Wayland High School ( learn more )

Wayland Public Schools

Wayland, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3878108
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 10, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

The Library Media Assistant provides supervision, assistance, education, and support to students visiting the Wayland High School Library Media Center. They foster a welcoming environment where all students feel a sense of community and belonging. The WHS Library is a place where students collaborate, study, research, and learn.

Performance Responsibilities:

Support student learning
•Promote a love for reading for all students;
•Help students find independent reading books, give suggestions, locate books on shelf;
•Assist students in locating and accessing materials and topics for research, reference, and assignments;
•Create Resource Lists of materials for classes;
•Enter daily statistics such as checkouts, student visits, classes, etc.;

Supervise students, build relationships, and serve as a positive role model
•Enforce library policies;
•Build positive relationships with students;
•Engage in responsible, positive, upbeat behavior that sets a good tone for library.

Manage library collection
•Use library software to check out and check in library books, materials, and equipment;
•Generate and send overdue notices and create circulation reports when necessary;
•Sort and shelve books and other materials as they are returned, pull books for classes, etc.;
•Manage and update newspaper and magazine collection;
•Process new materials as they come in, including covering, labeling, stamping, and displaying new books;
•Provide input in the evaluation, selection, purchase, and cataloging of material;
•Inventory collection;
•Mend books as needed.

Manage library communication
•Create new, inviting, engaging diverse displays, centered around reading, research, community, events, etc.;
•Maintain library’s social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook (Meta), and Instagram;
•Collaborate with faculty/staff in school on projects/displays/classes, etc.;
•Design bulletin boards to promote reading and student engagement;
•Maintain conference room/library classroom schedule for students and staff .

Miscellaneous:
•Enter requisitions and process purchase orders as needed for Tech Department;
•Issue work permits to students as needed;
•Assist librarian in maintaining physical appearance of library; pick up litter, straighten chairs, dust library shelves and clean windows as needed;
•Laminate materials for faculty;
•Such other alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.

Terms of Employment:
1.In accordance with the Wayland Educational Secretaries’ Association (WESA) collective bargaining agreement;
2.School year (10 months) plus five day; 35 hours/week.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    The Wayland Schools have long enjoyed a reputation for excellence. A relatively small system of just over 2,700 students, the schools include one High School (9-12), one Middle School (6-8), and three elementary schools: Claypit Hill (K-5), Happy Hollow (K-5), and Loker (K-5). The school system administration includes a Superintendent of Schools, an Assistant Superintendent of Schools, a Director of Finance and Operations, a Director of Technology, a Director of Special Education, and an Assistant Director of Special Education.

    The Wayland Public Schools welcomes applications from a broad range of diverse candidates and is highly committed to the recruitment and hiring of teachers, administrators, and support staff that represent the diversity of our student population. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wayland Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Knowledge, Ability, and Skill or Qualifications:
      1.Experience in a library environment desirable; previous successful work with students highly preferred;
      2.High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred;
      3.Ability to work with a diverse population by providing superior service and commitment to Wayland’s goals of diversity and inclusion;
      4.Strong comfort level with technology, software, and the operation of standard office equipment, including but not limited to computers (specifically MacBooks), printers, scanners, copy machines, laminators, telephone, and other small office equipment;
      5.Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate via email and social media;
      6.Ability to process and shelve books;
      7.Ability to work in a busy, multi-tasking environment with willingness to learn new skills;
      8.Ability to create thematic book displays and design bulletin boards;
      9.Ability to interpret instructions both in written and oral form; ability to problem solve; typing, filing, data entry, and general organizational skills.
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. What do you think is at the heart of the opportunity gap, and how does that influence your work in the classroom?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Allyson Mizoguchi , Principal
    • 264 Old Connecticut Path
    • Wayland, Massachusetts 01778
    • Phone: 508-358-7746
    • Fax: 508-358-8082
    • Email: click here

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