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Library Assistant I/ Library Associate I - One Year Only

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LIBRARY ASSISTANT I
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under direct supervision, assists a Certified Librarian in the performance of fundamental library services and maintenance duties. Performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Positions in this class work under the direct supervision of a Certified Librarian and are normally at a middle or high school. Employees in this class perform a number of fundamental and closely related duties according to established procedures.
EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops a climate that encourages teachers and students to make optimum use of the school library media center. Cooperates with the Librarian in providing an attractive library environment through book displays, exhibits and bulletin boards. Assists in the operation of library automation system to manage circulation of books and materials.. May assist students in using library technology to locate resources and reading materials, instructing library skills in the process. Maintains discipline. May assist teachers in the selection of library materials and electronic resources that will best suit their needs. May select or assist in the selection of materials to be ordered. May assist in the monitoring of the budget. May assist in the updating and cataloging of material and patron records in the library automation system. May assist with textbook management. Assists in the annual inventory of materials, verifies records, mends books and materials, shelves and files library materials, and performs related clerical activities and housekeeping as required. May train and supervise student and parent volunteers.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Education/Experience: Any combination equivalent to education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and experience would be:
1. Equivalent to a high school diploma;
AND
2. Six (6) months of experience that would demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the class.
Applicants hired by the District after January 8, 2002, to work at a Title I designated school, must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associates degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) with a score of at least 460. Employees hired by the District prior to January 9, 2002, must meet the above requirements by June 30, 2006.
Knowledge of: Reading, writing and general business math; routine clerical, library cataloging and classification procedures; reference works; reader interest level according to age and ability of students; library material selection; familiarity with computer operations; familiarity with the use of the Internet for research.
Skill at: Working with students and operating effectively in an environment with frequent interruptions; maintaining detailed and accurate records and reports; utilizing and explaining library materials and technology, including the use of online card catalogs, references and other resources; classifying library materials; communicating effectively in verbal and written form; following verbal and written instructions directions; and working effectively with faculty, staff, students and parents.
THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE I
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision of a certified librarian, performs technical library services and maintenance duties. Performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Library Associate I class differs from the Library Assistant I class in that the former must have additional advanced training, experience, and/or education in library science. The Library Associate I assists in the operations and maintenance of a secondary school library and is required to assume increased library duties and more independent responsibility than the position of Library Assistant I.
EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists in the planning, organizing and implementation of library programs. Assists in the selection of library materials and equipment for purchase. Under direction of the school librarian, updates material and patron records in the library automation system, removes outdated and worn materials, assists in or conducts annual inventory and prepares reports as required. Prepares bibliographies, book reviews, and assists in selection of materials for purchase as directed by the librarian. Assists in the operation of the library automation system. May assist with textbook management..
Assists the librarian in teaching students and staff how to utilize the library effectively, including the use of online catalog stations, the Internet and other electronic information sources. Reshelves or refiles any returned materials. Prepares bulletin boards, book displays and exhibits to produce an attractive library environment. Performs related clerical and housekeeping activities as required. May train and supervise student and parent volunteers. Helps to maintain discipline.
Assists in providing general library orientation programs for students and staff, and under the direction of the school librarian, suggests and recommends materials for supplementing classroom activities and lessons. Helps schedule and coordinate library use with teachers. Helps provide interesting library programs such as book talks, storytelling, media/computer presentations and any other activities designed to attract students to the library media center and encourage reading.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Education/Experience: Any combination equivalent to education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and experience would be:
1. Equivalent to two (2) years of college (48 semester credits) from an accredited college or university, including 21 semester hours in a District-recognized librarianship program (a combination of university and up to nine in-service credit hours is acceptable);
AND
2. Two (2) years of progressively responsible school library experience.
Applicants hired by the District after January 8, 2002, to work at a Title I designated school, must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associates degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) with a score of at least 460. Employees hired by the District prior to January 9, 2002, must meet the above requirements by June 30, 2006.
Knowledge of: Principles and procedures of library operation; current practices in librarianship, including cataloging and classification systems, Information Literacy Standards, district library policies and accounting procedures and reporting practices; familiarity with the use of the Internet for research; principles of teaching; knowledge of use of library technology; and computer operation is required.
Skill at: Communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers and other district personnel in either verbal or written form; maintaining discipline and orderly conduct of students; utilizing and explaining library materials and technology; working effectively with all people in the work setting; creating a positive atmosphere for all library users; encouraging and engaging students in reading, viewing, and listening for understanding and enjoyment; helping the librarian to plan and organize meaningful activities and programs for the students and staff.
THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
Additional Job Information
This position is a One-Year-Only position that ends June, 2011. Please be aware that at the end of the school year the incumbent may be authorized to continue in the position.
Employees who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week receive Social Security benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses, and Credit Union benefits; employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 to 24.75 hours per week received PERS retirement benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses and Credit Union benefits listed below; employees who are regularly scheduled to work 25 to 27.25 hours per week receive the benefits listed below, with the exception of Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance; employees who are regularly scheduled to work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the District.
Holiday: Employees receive up to eleven (11) paid holidays each year. Vacation: Employees receive up to twenty (20) days of paid vacation each year. Sick Leave: Employees receive up to fifteen (15) days of paid sick leave each year. Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance: Employees may select an insurance plan wherein WCSD contributes 100% of insurance premiums. Employee paid dependent medical insurance is available for an employees dependents. Insurance Premiums - Summer Months: WCSD contributes 100% of the district paid portion of employees insurance premiums for employees who are not scheduled to work in the summer. Life Insurance: The District contributes 100 % of employees life insurance premiums. Salary Increases: In addition to any negotiated increases each year, employees receive salary increases of approximately 2.85 % each July, for the first fifteen (15) years of employment. Longevity Bonuses: Eligible employees receive annual bonuses as follows: 12-14 years of employment, $700; 15-17 years of employment, $1,000; 18 years of employment, $1,100. Credit Union: Outstanding benefits are available through the Credit Union.
No State Income Tax. No Social Security deductions for most positions working 20 hours per week or more. Retirement benefit offered is the State of Nevada retirement system, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), which is one of the best in the country.
PERS ELIGIBLE POSITIONS:
Employees who select the employer paid salary schedule (Schedule A) will have **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (WCSD) contribute 100% of the employees retirement contributions. Employees who select the employer-employee paid salary schedule (Schedule B) will have a portion of the legislatively designated amount paid by WCSD to PERS for retirement benefits and the employee, in turn, will pay the remaining portion of the legislatively designated amount of his/her salary to PERS. These options are introduced and explained in detail during the New Employee Orientation upon selection for employment.
New employees will have $55.00 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting.
Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should ****.
Open Date
04/25/2011

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Washoe County School District