Job Description / Essential Elements:
Palm Springs Unified School District
A.R. # 4232.362
LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (ELEMENTARY)
The Library Technician (Elementary Schools) maintains the library collections at school sites; identifies age appropriate resources for students and teachers utilizing library resources; selects appropriate items in support of classroom instruction; and performs clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials and/or textbooks.
• Assists teachers, students and administrators to identify resource materials for use in classroom and/or class assignments.
• Responds to inquiries of students, staff, parents (e.g. availability of books, finding appropriate reference documents, status of overdue fines, etc.).
• Oversees student aides and/or volunteers.
• Processes library books, periodicals, software and related media materials (e.g. logging into master files; barcoding, shelving, producing required reports, etc.).
• Maintains materials inventory (e.g. library books, library hardware/software, media equipment and related instructional materials, etc.).
• Monitors student activities.
• Evaluates books and/or periodicals for retention within collection (e.g. repairing damaged books, recommending retirement of books and/or periodicals).
• Processes new student library cards; notices of missing, damaged, or overdue books, media and materials.
• Prepares computerized and manual reports (e.g. collection statistics, scheduling reports/requests, renewal information, overdue lists, textbook orders, fines, costs, etc.).
• Performs circulation activities (e.g. item check-in and check-out, prepare circulation count, lists of overdue items).
• Leads classes and/or activities in a variety of formats (e.g. reading, story telling, puppet plays, contests, etc.).
• Assists other personnel, as may be required.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of experience and training which would indicate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. An example of an acceptable combination is:
Graduation from high school and two years of clerical experience in a school or public library supplemented by college level courses and library procedures.
SKILLS to plan, coordinate and arrange library resources and activities; assist students in the use of library resources and references; assist students in selecting appropriate books for their level of achievement; use library catalogs, computer searches, and other reference materials; maintain files and keep records manually and electronically; work with numerical and/or alphabetical filing systems; perform mathematical computations accurately to maintain records and complete reports; operate a computer and use related software.
KNOWLEDGE of library methods, procedures, terminology and related technology; school library practices and techniques; library media terminology and processes; operation of library media equipment; biblographic sources; standard reference materials; catalog card preparation, formats, and filing rules; office practices and procedures; standard library library reference sources; applicable software programs.
ABILITY to type at a speed of 35 words per minute; maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field; work independently with little direction and provide work direction to students; set priorities; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work as part of a team; understand and be sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of vendors, district personnel and administrators; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Education High School diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing Certificates
Job-Related Proficiency Examination Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability (desired)
Typing certificate providing proof of ability to type 35 WPM
48 college units, or an AA degree, or be able to demonstrate college level skills by passing the No Child Left Behind proficiency test
Continuing Education/Training Clearances
None Specified Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Pre-placement Physical Exam
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between California Teamsters Public, Professional & Medical Employees Union, Local 911 General Employees Unit and Palm Springs Unified School District.
FLSA Status Bargaining Unit Salary Range BOE Approval Date
Non Exempt Teams 2 21 11/27/07