POSITION SUMMARYThe library paraprofessional advocates for and assists in providing a well organized, smooth functioning, library and technology information center that supports students as they strive to effectively use information and technology to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.JOB QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by post high school computer courses and/or experience -OR- any other combination of related education, experience, and training.Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful but not required.SKILL REQUIREMENTSStrong organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to advocate for the library, library staff, and library resources.Requires ability to perform multiple tasks effectively at the same time (i.e., helping students find information; pulling information for teachers; taking phone calls.Knowledge of basic library materials, terminology and routines, i.e., reference, circulation, etc.Knowledge of current technology, as applicable to basic school, library, and clerical use. Adequate keyboarding skills.Ability to respond to urgent situations with flexibility and efficiency, while maintaining courteous and professional relationship with staff, students, parents, and public.Ability to assess, self-direct and complete tasks as needed in the library.Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy.Ability to perform all functions of the position with an interest to learn.ESSENTIAL DUTIESCirculates library information center books, media, and other material to all students, staff and parents. Communicates with library information center users regarding status of their circulation records: provides circulation reports, class reports, and overdue notices. Keeps patron records current.
Maintains and updates patron records.Manages, maintains and troubleshoots the library automation cataloging and circulation software.Processes new materials for the library information center and textbook collections: prepares materials for circulation, creates automated catalog records using a variety of cataloging sources including but not limited to a CD ROM containing bibliographic records and other existing catalog records.On a daily basis, works and communicates effectively with the entire school population (students, teachers, administrators, parents, grandparents, residents, volunteers, UNC or Aims students).Works with individual students or small groups of students using the library and available computers.Supervises student behavior in the library throughout the day.Assists staff and students with the operation of technology hardware.Help assess and minimally repair and reset chromebook devices.Assist and instruct students with book selection; charge and discharge books.Assist students with instructional tasks.Oversees the general appearance of the library, including daily, seasonal, and special event displays of books and bulletin boards.Assists with inventory of library materials and prepares lists of missing books and books to be discarded.Shelves books, media, computer software and other materials. Makes routine repairs on damaged materials and prepares books for rebinding.Provides necessary clerical support for the library.Maintains current inventory of library-related supplies and prepares orders for items as needed.May select and purchase new books, technology, etc for library collection.May assist with submitting orders for library information center materials by providing necessary clerical support or providing input for selection.Performs other library information center-related duties as assigned.Works with the Teacher Librarian to determine and prioritize duties and responsibilitiesPerform other duties as assignedCOMPENSATION$21,058 to $33,746 annually plus benefits.We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit-eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).Contract length: 188.5 days.Paid Leave: We offer a variety of leave options.DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.