LIBRARY PARAPROFESSIONAL

Greylock Elementary School ( learn more )

North Adams Public Schools

North Adams, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3989864
  • Application Deadline: August 22, 2022
  • Posted : August 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

This position is for the school year only. It is for 6 hours per day for 5 days per week.

Job Goal:To provide a well-organized, smoothly functioning media center environment in which teachers and students can take full advantage of available resources.

Supervision:Reports to the Building Principal and/or Librarian/Media Specialist.

Performance Responsibilities:

1.Types and processes correspondence, orders, reports, bibliographies, forms, media center schedules, letters to publishers, catalog cards, and the like.
2.Checks out books, periodicals, and other materials, and checks them in when returned.
3.Maintains files of catalog cards, vertical file material, publishers’ catalogs, and the like.
4.Writes daily notices to homeroom teacher concerning overdue books, and collects fines for such books.
5.Makes simple repairs on damaged books and materials, and processes more severely damaged books for repair at the appropriate places.
6.Monitors attendance in the media center and keeps attendance records.
7.Readies materials for reserve on teachers’ requests, and maintains the reserve collections.
8.Prepares current magazines for shelving and maintains the back-number stacks.
9.Assists in the annual inventory of media center materials and the preparation of lists of missing materials and materials to be discarded.
10.Catalogs and shelves incoming materials.
11.Maintains current inventory of supplies and suggests items for acquisition as needed.
12.Assists in preparation of library budget, and in selection and purchase of books, periodicals, and other materials and supplies.
13.Oversees the general neatness and attractiveness of the media center, its displays, and bulletin boards.
14.Helps students locate and select appropriate reference materials and other instructional materials for assignments and research.
15.Reads to small groups of students (in elementary school media center only).
16.Assists the librarian/media specialist in maintaining proper student discipline, and supervises and monitors students as required.
17.Gives tours of the library/media center, showing the location of books and materials, explaining library regulations and behavior, and instructing students in the use and care of books.
18.Explains the use of the card catalog, Dewey decimal system of organizing books, Reader’s Guide, and similar reference tools to students.
19.Arranges shelving and organizes books and other materials.
20.Any other related duties as may be assigned by Administration.



The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Job Requirements

    • Required: High School Diploma or its equivalent (i.e., G.E.D.). Associate’s Degree or one of the following: completing at least two years or 48 credit hours of study at an institution of higher education, or taking and passing a formal assessment measuring one’s knowledge of and ability to assist classroom teachers in reading, writing and mathematics consistent with Federal Law.

      Preferred: Prior experience as a library clerk. At least two years of work experience as a Library Paraprofessional or in a related field. Current Massachusetts Department of Education certification as a teacher. Bachelors Degree in Education or related field.

      Special Knowledge/Abilities For Position: Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. A proficiency in typing and other secretarial skills, including bookkeeping. Working knowledge of basic office procedures and the operation of common office equipment and machines. Ability to work well with numerous departments and agencies. Must be able to work independently. Must be able to comprehend verbal and written instructions. Fluent in Microsoft Word.

      Physical Requirements:The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting of objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines.

      Environmental Conditions:The occupant is required to work indoors. The regular chemical solvents used are toners, inks, and cleaning fluids.

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Charlene Volff
    • 10 Main Street, Second Floor
    • North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
    • Phone: 4137761458
    • Fax: 413-776-1685
    • Email: click here

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