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Position Type:  
  Support Staff/Assistant / Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Date Posted:
0 – Early Childhood: Ann Reid Center
Date Available:

# work weeks / year   # hours / day    Shift Hourly rate Annual shift stipend
38 3 N/A 2016/17 – $12.95 N/A



 2016/17 Hourly rate determined by collective bargaining agreement.

 This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and is not eligible for insurance benefits.

 To qualify for employment the candidate must have or be eligible for State of Illinois Paraprofessional Approval.




Purpose Statement

The job of LRC/HS Library Assistant was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for maintaining the library collections at school sites; identifying age appropriate resources for students and teachers utilizing library resources; selecting appropriate items in support of classroom instruction; and performing clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials and/or textbooks.

This job reports to Administrator/Supervisor


Essential Functions

•         Assists teachers, students and administrators for the purpose of identifying resource materials for use in classroom and/or class assignments.

•         Evaluates books and/or periodicals for retention within collection (e.g. repairing damaged books, recommending retirement of books and/or periodicals) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of books and library materials depending on assignment.

•         Maintains materials inventory (e.g. library books, library hardware/software, media equipment and related instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and ensuring the availability of materials when required.

•         Monitors student activities for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.

•         Performs circulation activities (e.g. item check-in and check-out, prepare circulation count, lists of overdue items) for the purpose of controlling the use, location and availability of items in the collection.

•         Prepares manual and electronic documents and reports (e.g. collection statistics, scheduling reports/requests, renewal information, overdue lists, textbook orders, fines, costs, etc.) for the purpose of providing documentation and information to others.

•         Processes library books, periodicals, software and related media materials (e.g. logging into master files; barcoding, shelving, producing required reports, etc. ) for the purpose of providing students and staff with required materials.

•         Processes new student library cards, notices of missing, damaged, or overdue books, media and materials for the purpose of providing and/or maintaining access to library resources and securing reimbursement for loses.

•         Responds to inquiries of students and staff (e.g. availability of books, finding appropriate reference documents, status of overdue fines, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as required.

Other Functions

•         Participates in unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

•         Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.  Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: library practices; and computer and Internet operations.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to  work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.   Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate.  Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; adapting to changing work priorities; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget.  Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to effect the organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 20% walking, and 60% standing.  The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere.




Experience      Job related experience is required.

Education        Targeted job related education that meets organization’s prerequisite requirements.


Equivalency     K-8 LRC Assistant: College credit hours to meet qualifications under NCLB Act