Job Description

Academy District 20 Mission Statement

The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

Job Goal

Performs activities related to coordinating a library within an elementary school, including ordering and shelving books and materials and maintaining inventory, updating library information, checking out books and materials, and providing literacy guidance and enrichments to students.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

The job description information below is under review by the Human Resources Department and may not necessarily contain all elements of the position. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time. This information does not create a contractual relationship with the staff member and includes such duties, services, activities, tasks, and related assignments that shall generally be assigned by an administrator as part of the functions of this position.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Assists in the evaluation of software
  • Assists individual students performing activities instructed by a teacher
  • Assists students in finding materials and books in the library
  • Assists teachers in locating materials for classroom, and assembles materials for teachers’ use as directed
  • Attends district library meetings
  • Attends meetings and conferences as required
  • Attends pre-job training, ongoing training, and meetings as required during the school year, in order to remain up-to-date on job procedures
  • Carries out instructional programs and lessons in various learning environments as designated in the lesson plan
  • Checks books in and out with students
  • Cleans and maintains all audio visual equipment
  • Collects data for assessment and monitoring purposes
  • Conducts library skills sessions for students
  • Conducts story time for students
  • Coordinates completion of assignments with regular classroom teachers
  • Coordinates repair orders on all precision repair work for AV equipment/computer equipment
  • Creates special displays for library, such as holiday displays, and special events to stimulate student interest
  • Develops and coordinates activities to introduce, orient, and supervise patrons and volunteers to the LMC
  • Develops and implements games and teaching aids
  • Develops and maintains the library media collection, including preparation and administration of the library media budget; reviewing, selecting, and requisitioning of new library materials; maintenance of comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all library materials; weeding of obsolete and worn materials from the collection
  • Develops area budget and/or monitors expenses
  • Distributes audio visual equipment and software to the faculty and students
  • Evaluates equipment and makes recommendations of purchases
  • Keeps up-to-date in current curricular standards and instructional practices
  • Labels and records all new audio visual equipment with school identification codes
  • Maintains all statistical records for the department
  • Maintains library, shelves books, and keeps library materials, shelves, and work areas organized
  • Maintains periodicals and/or microfiche
  • Maintains records necessary for effective operation of program, including annual inventory of all materials and equipment
  • Maintains up-to-date records and inventory files of all audio visual equipment
  • Manages a computer-based circulation system
  • Mends and repairs books as needed
  • Obtains current magazine/software listings from other schools
  • Orders and tracks films from free and rental film services
  • Organizes and maintains vertical file
  • Organizes audio visual equipment for faculty, staff, and students
  • Organizes, updates, and maintains computerized catalog and labeling system for all new books
  • Participates in, and assists with planning, school-wide programs and initiatives for literacy and 21st century skills
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties and assists other staff members
  • Plans and implements new systems or major upgrades of existing systems
  • Processes all inter-library loans
  • Processes and contacts students and staff regarding overdue notices
  • Provides reference assistance to students and staff
  • Registers and files newspapers and magazines
  • Schedules the seminar rooms and/or utilization of library space
  • Supervises students in the use of the various programs on the computer
  • Supports the school site plan through collaboration with teachers to integrate ET-IL and through active involvement in the achievement of the school’s curricular goals
  • Under the supervision of a teacher, works with small groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher
  • Uses the network system in the building
  • Works with classroom teachers to design and implement formative and summative assessments of students’ ET-IL and 21st century skills
Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

Preferred Qualifications

4 years of library experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, coworkers, and the general public
  • Ability to use good judgment in decision making and prioritizing duties
  • Ability to work well with students and parents from diverse populations
  • Considerable knowledge of the variety of office equipment, including computer equipment and related software, used within the library
  • Knowledge of library science

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
  • The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
  • The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
  • The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
  • Work is generally performed in a school library.

Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
  • Conducts activities involving climbing, stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching/squatting, twisting, and reaching

Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Salary/Pay: Refer to D20 salary schedules at About Us > Financial Transparency > Salary Schedules and Policies Hours per Week: 37.5 Additional Information:

New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the cost of fingerprinting.

All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.

All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.

How to Apply:
Current District 20 Staff:
Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on Resources and Forms, click on Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR_Other_Forms_Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.
New Applicants:
New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete the online application.
Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application.
Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.
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