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K-12 School Library Clerk

This position is .5 FTE (Part-Time) spanning 20 hours per week, with the schedule to be finalized based on class scheduling needs. Building hours of operation are 8 am - 4 pm. The annual schedule follows the Lighthouse school calendar.
Part Time
6/20/2017 11:55 PM Pacific
Commensurate with prior experience and skill set.
Date Posted:
Application Deadline:
6/20/2017 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Part Time
Length of Work Year:
This position is .5 FTE (Part-Time) spanning 20 hours per week, with the schedule to be finalized based on class scheduling needs. Building hours of operation are 8 am - 4 pm. The annual schedule follows the Lighthouse school calendar.
Commensurate with prior experience and skill set.
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Contact: Marissa Kalu-Thompson Email: Phone:
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The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.


Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges.  We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at


The Opportunity

School Library Clerk  (2017-2018)

Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Like all roles at Lighthouse Community Charter School, the school Library Clerk must be relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of their choice.  All Lighthouse staff believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.  


Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, and staff.

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of bending,  climbing, reaching, and carrying light weights.

  • Computer literate.  

  • Knowledge of basic library practices and procedures, including alphabetizing and the Dewey Decimal and Library automation systems.

  • Enjoys working with students K - 12 and shows respect and fairness to all students.  

  • Comfortable and confident in speaking to classes of students K-12.

  • Able to work independently on multiple tasks.

  • Interest in books and reading, and knowledge of children’s or young adult books.

  • The ability to “bring books to life” through an enthusiasm of books and literature.



  • Organize and maintain the routine operation of a school library media center; receive, process, circulate and shelve print and non-print materials.

  • Select and read books to the elementary classes.  Point out new and interesting books to the middle and high school classes.

  • Maintain an orderly arrangement of materials on the shelves.

  • Regularly tidy the library, including cleaning the shelves, tables, and other surfaces.

  • Teach students basic information skills including the use of the library online catalog and reference sources.

  • Prepare and send overdue notices as required; assist in locating lost books.

  • Inspect books and periodicals for damage and perform repairs as necessary.

  • Maintain routine records and files related to library activities including circulation of books and lost books; assist in inventory activities as required.

  • Coordinate and monitor the work of adult volunteers and student helpers.

  • Create displays to promote books, authors, holidays, and monthly heritage themes.

  • Maintain the orderly behavior of students using the library.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Experience threshold: Prefer one (1) year of school-based or other related work experience. Knowledge of library resources and databases preferred.

  • Education threshold:  Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of an approved GED Testing Program.  Some college preferred but not required.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to maintain cooperative and working relationships with others

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple developmental levels of age groups.

  • Strong behavior management skills.

  • Interest in working in a professional, collaborative, and responsive school environment dedicated to high academic outcomes for every child.


Time Commitment

This position is .5 FTE (Part-Time) spanning 20 hours per week, with the schedule to be finalized based on class scheduling needs.  Building hours of operation are 8 am - 4 pm.

The annual schedule follows the Lighthouse school calendar.


Commensurate with prior experience and skill set.

To Apply:

Internal candidates strongly encouraged to apply. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume required

  • Cover Letter-required --Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and an overview of why you are interested in the role;

  • A schedule of any Lighthouse responsibilities that you are currently engaged in (only for internal candidates)

  • 3 references including a current supervisor

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.  



Lighthouse Community Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.


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