Library Media Assistant Job
NORMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Education: High school diploma required;
some college preferred.
Training or Experience Required: 1 yr. of
secretarial or library experience.
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..
Mathematical Skills: Performs routine
computations requiring a knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and/or percentages.
Reading and Interpreting: Must be able to
read and interpret routine printed materials such as charts, diagrams, maps, or
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 &
Office Filing and Retrieving: Responsible
for filing and retrieving books, periodicals, and other media at the media center.
Spelling Skills: Ability to proofread work
of others concerning spelling & grammatical structure.
Typing Skills: Typing/keyboarding at 40 WPM
at 90% accuracy.
Site: Elementary, Middle, and High School
Reports To: Library Media Specialist/Principal
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.
The library media specialist is available to assist in difficult situations.
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 or leave policies, and other work-habits concerns. Initiative and effective
problem solving are important to the success of the position.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Assist students and staff in locating and
using materials in the library media center by answering questions, gathering materials,
demonstrating use of equipment and software and operating av and production equipment.
2.Perform general secretarial
responsibilities including typing, filing, compiling statistics and assisting with
financial records; uses computers available in the library media center to accomplish many
of these tasks..
3.Maintains the card or computer catalog,
shelf list and other library media files; includes data entry for automated circulation
and catalog systems..
4.Inventories and maintains equipment;
includes changing lamps and other easily replaced parts, performing preventive maintenance
through cleaning and lubricating, preparing equipment to be sent for repair, maintaining
repair records and inventories..
5.Circulates library materials; includes
checking materials in and out, sending overdue announcements and maintain overdue records;
schedules the use and delivery of audio visual materials and equipment..
6.Maintains the library collection;
includes shelving books, reading shelves, adding and withdrawing items, mending and
repairing items, preparing books for the bindery and assisting with inventory. Assists in
the maintenance of the computer software collection.
7.Assist with the ordering and processing
of materials and equipment; includes typing orders, maintaining the consideration and
order files; engraving new equipment and processing materials. maintains supply inventory
and assists in the preparation of supply orders.
8.Maintains a clean, orderly and attractive
environment; assist in the preparation of displays.
9.Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision exercised: An incumbent does
not supervise but may oversee work performed by student aides or volunteers.
Physical/Mental Requirements and Working
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 is 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.
Terms of Employment:
Contract length: 175-181 days
Work Schedule: 30 minutes before the start
of school and 30 minutes after dismissal
Salary Schedule: Teacher Assistant