Job Description


Prairie Hills Elementary School

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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.

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 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 a teacher's lesson plan
  • Checks books in and out with students
  • Collects data for assessment and monitoring purposes
  • Conducts library skills sessions for students
  • Conducts story time for students
  • Coordinates completion of assignments with classroom teachers
  • 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 library
  • Develops and maintains the library collection, including preparation and administration of the library budget; reviewing, selecting, and ordering of new library materials; maintenance of comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all library materials; weeding of obsolete and worn materials from the collection
  • Maintains all library statists
  • Maintains library, shelves books, and keeps library materials, shelves, and work areas organized
  • Manages a computer-based circulation system
  • Mends and repairs books as needed
  • Orders and tracks films from free and rental film services
  • Follows district polocies for the ordering and processin of all new library materials
  • Participates in, and assists with planning, school-wide programs and initiatives for literacy and Colorado essential skills
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties and assists other staff members
  • Processes all inter-library loans
  • Processes and contacts students and staff regarding overdue notices
  • Provides reference assistance to students and staff
  • Supervises students in the use of the various programs on digital devices
  • Supports the school site plan through collaboration with teachers to integrate the Colorado essential skills 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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and to learn functionality of new equipment and systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain accurate record keeping, document management, and filing systems 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities 
  • Ability to perform routine bookkeeping and clerical accounting tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities 
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Communicates effectively with students and adults in a wide variety of settings
  • Computer proficiency including office productivity applications
  • Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, and overall district functions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team setting
  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness 
  • Demonstrates effective organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible 
  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of office methods and procedures including appropriate telephone etiquette
  • Knowledge of Special Education, other educational programming, and associated legal requirements as related to the needs of the students assigned to the teacher
  • Promotes a positive climate, culture, and community
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Student-centered and relationship-focused
  • Understanding of data privacy laws and their implications for the educational community
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required

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
  • Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects

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.

Required Qualifications:

High school graduate -high school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

Library Experience

Compensation Range:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Hours per Day:

7.0 hour(s) per day

Number of Days per Year:

171 days M-F

Benefits Eligibility:

Full-time - Regular

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:

  • A current resume

Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting

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