Job Description / Essential Elements:
LIBRARY MEDIA TECHNICIAN II- ELEMENTARY
Under the direction of an elementary school Principal, independently plan, organize, coordinate and provide sole library services and activities for a year-round elementary school relating to the circulation, distribution and recovery of library books and other materials; develop and implement plans to educate students in the use and components of the library as well as various topics to supplement classroom instruction; shelve library materials and assist students and faculty in the selection of library materials for grades K-5; independently monitor and control student behavior and discipline as appropriate.
Plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and independently provide library services and activities at an assigned year-round elementary school relating to the circulation, distribution and recovery of library books and other materials.
Independently monitor, control and maintain acceptable student behavior; discipline students as appropriate within established guidelines.
Schedule library use for staff and students with approval from the Principal.
Develop and implement plans to educate students in the use and components of the library as well as various topics to supplement classroom instruction; develop and implement plans for literature appreciation, reading improvement, cultural awareness and improvement of self-concept.
Read, evaluate and implement instructional materials designed to develop and improve library skills; develop plans and orientation activities to instruct students in the use of the library; plan, schedule and provide instructional presentations related to library sources; recommend purchase of library books and materials.
Read and evaluate literature appropriate to grade level and culture to promote and stimulate reading interest; select and read aloud appropriate selections to each grade level; research, select and read aloud appropriate selections for special needs classes, including special education and bilingual classes.
Plan and organize library materials and services; prepare bulletin boards and library displays; maintain a clean, orderly and inviting library environment.
Assist Teachers in researching materials for classroom use; assist students in locating and selecting materials in accordance with reading ability, grade level and personal interests.
Operate an automated library circulation system, on-line.
Operate a variety of equipment including a personal computer, laminator, typewriter, audio-visual equipment, projectors, thermofax, cassette player and copier. Catalog an on-line periodical database.
Check books and materials in and out at the circulation desk; receive books and inspect incoming books and instructional materials and prepare for shelving; clean, repair and mend books as needed.
Call in all books at the end of each track; conduct and record periodic physical inventories of library materials and notify District Librarian of missing or destroyed books; prepare books and materials for the start of the next track.
Arrange and shelve books and other instructional materials; mend and repair damaged books according to established procedures.
Attend in-service meetings as required.
Perform a variety of library clerical duties as needed including updating patron computer records.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Provide orientation and training of library volunteers and student aides.
Elementary school library practices, procedures, terminology and services.
Basic subject areas and content taught at a K-5 elementary school.
Dewey Decimal classification system.
Library reference materials and sources.
Classroom management and student behavior modification techniques and principles.
Oral and written communication skills.
Standard office and audio-visual equipment operation.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Independently plan, organize, coordinate and provide sole library services and activities for a year-round school relating to the circulation, distribution and recovery of library books and other materials;
Develop and implement plans to educate students in the use and components of the library as well as various topics to supplement classroom instruction;
Coordinate the circulation, distribution and recovery of library books and other materials;
Process and shelve library materials;
Assist students and faculty in the selection of library materials for grades K-5 to supplement instruction course work and childhood experiences;
Independently monitor, control and maintain acceptable student behavior and discipline as appropriate;
Apply and explain library rules, regulations and policies;
Operate a variety of standard office and audiovisual equipment;
Bend, stoop and lift properly;
Maintain records and files;
Work effectively with constant interruptions;
Maintain library in a neat and orderly condition;
Work independently with little direction;
Type at an acceptable rate of speed;
Meet schedules and time lines;
Plan and organize work;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
This type of work involves sitting a portion of the time, but will involve walking or standing.
Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far visual acuity, depth perception, imparting oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and manipulate various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
Must have an adequate range of motion in the upper extremities.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Experience and Education:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be:
Three years of responsible experience involving a library media or instructional media center.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by course work in library science at the Community College level.