Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE:

Library Assistant

REPORTS TO: Librarian/Building Principal
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): N/A
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL:

Assist the school librarian in the full utilization of services, materials and resources offered to Lockwood School students and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIIES:

  1. Provides instructional, supervisory and clerical assistance to the library through completion of routine tasks to be assigned by the librarian.

  2. Assists students in the use of the library/media center.

  3. Monitors students assigned to complete assignments that require independent practice of skills being developed or concepts being learned.

  4. Assists librarian and classroom teachers in checking students' comprehension of concepts and/or skills learned.

  5. Supervises students under the direction of the librarian and/or building principal.

  6. Assists the librarian in teaching students and staff how to access and use resource information in the library.

  7. Assists in cataloging of library materials.

  8. Assists in instructing students in developing research skills and related use of technology.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  2. Associate Degree or proof of acceptable test scores will be considered.
  3. Background in education is preferred.
  4. Ability to handle stressful situations.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of employment and student matters.
  6. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; walk and stand; twist at neck and waist and kneel.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments.  May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.  Employee may be required to supervise students as assigned in and out of doors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
6/2006
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