Library Media/Learning Center Associate (Part-Time)

Job Description

Job Type

Support Staff-Teacher Assistant

The job of the Library Media Center Associate will assist in 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; performing clerical functions related to processing, circulation, maintenance and inventory of library materials; instructing students on the proper use of the library resources; and assist in providing literary resources to students and staff. Employees in this classification may receive a variety of additional assignments including lunchroom, playground, bus duty, etc.

Reports to:
Accountable to the building administrator for attendance, work schedule, and performance review
Accountable to the LMC teacher for assignment of library duties

Essential Functions:

  • Support student classes and/or activities in a variety of formats for the purpose of promoting the use and enjoyment of literature.
  • Evaluates books and/or periodicals, with guidance from the Library Media Specialist, for withdrawal from the collection, recommending items to be weeded for the purpose of assisting in the management of the collection.
  • Participates in maintenance of materials inventory (e.g. library books, 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.
  • Oversees student aides and/or volunteers for the purpose of providing orientation, training and ensuring assignments are completed.
  • Participates in LMC Team meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. as required for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs circulation activities (e.g. item check-in and check-out, prepare circulation reports, lists of overdue items, etc.) 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, overdue lists, etc.) for the purpose of providing documentation and information to others.
  • Assists in processing of library books, periodicals, and related media materials (e.g. entering MARC records, barcoding, shelving, producing bibliographic reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing students and staff with required materials.
  • Repairs books and materials for the purpose of ensuring the availability of books and library materials.
  • Responds to inquiries of students, staff, parents (e.g. availability of books, finding appropriate reference documents, status of overdue books, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as required.
  • Assists in the training for staff, students, and volunteers on the location and access of library resources (i.e. online catalog, location of books and periodicals, etc.) for the purpose of promoting independent use of the library.
  • Utilizes a customer service attitude and positive interpersonal skills to resolve problems and provide information as requested for the purpose of an effectively functioning Library Media Center.

Other Functions:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Library Media Center.

Job Requirements:

  • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent job related software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: library practices, terminology and procedures; age appropriate literature; computer and Internet operations; concepts of grammar and punctuation; and interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups, working as part of a team; adapting to changing work priorities; working with frequent interruptions; attention to detail; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using tact, patience and courtesy to provide a customer service atmosphere in the Library Media Center.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Assists students and staff in locating and using library materials
  • Assists in the training of teachers, students, and volunteers in the use of the online library catalog and databases
  • Assists students in learning basic library skills
  • Communicates, collaborates and cooperates with colleagues, supervisors, and students.
  • Assists with the management and circulation of library media program materials
  • Assists with the ordering and processing of new books, periodicals, and non-print materials
  • Assists with annual inventories and withdrawal of materials
  • Repairs books and periodicals as needed
  • Assists in preparing instructional materials as well as bulletin boards and book displays
  • Informs staff and students of recent acquisitions under the direction of the Library Media Center teacher
  • Organizes activities for special projects such as used book drives, summer reading programs, etc.
  • Helps to maintains an attractive and inviting school library media center environment
  • Promotes a positive relationship with students, staff, and community members
  • Participates in scheduled LMC Team Meetings
  • Participates in all meetings, training programs, and in-service sessions as assigned by the building or district administrator
  • Performs such other duties as may be directed by the building or district administrator

Education and/or Experience:

  • Valid Illinois Educator License with Stipulations -Paraprofessional Endorsement or
  • Valid Illinois Substitute License wtih Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to operate a computer and related software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Use of computers, PC and Mac.

Work Year: 10 month work calendar

This is an hourly position at the rate of $12.50 per hour for candidates holding Professional Educator License (PEL)  and $12.00 per hour for non-certified candidates.

Application Process:
Apply on-line only

Selection Procedure:
Online applications will be reviewed by administration and potential candidates will be notified for interviews

About Half Day School

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103

1370 N. Riverwoods Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069