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LIBRARY ASSISTANT II
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
When assigned to a school: Under general direction, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a school library. Performs related work as required.
When assigned to a film library: Under general direction, is responsible for performing various clerical responsibilities in the Video Center, including cataloging, processing and previewing films; typing documents; maintaining financial records; filing and updating catalogs. Performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
When assigned to a school: Positions in this class work under general direction and are normally located at an elementary school. (Note: Two small high schools, AACT and Gerlach, employ Library Assistants II / Associates II.) Employees in this class perform the full range of library management and operation duties exercising independent judgment and initiative.
EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
When assigned to a school: Operates the library automation system to manage circulation of books and materials. Develops a climate that encourages teachers and students to make optimum use of the school library media center and its resources. Provides an attractive library environment through book displays, exhibits and bulletin boards. Assists students in locating research and reading materials, instructing library skills in the process. Instructs students and staff as needed in the use of library technology, including the online catalog, and the Internet and assists students in gathering information from these various resources. Assists teachers with selecting books, audio visual materials, and resources from the Internet to support the curriculum. Supports Information Literacy standards. Understands how to use the computerized library automation system, cataloging new materials into the system, deleting outdated or lost materials, and updating patron information as needed. Selects books and other library materials to be ordered. Monitors budget. Performs annual inventory of collection, mending books and materials, shelving and filing of library materials and related clerical and housekeeping activities. May train and supervise student and parent volunteers. Utilizes computer for library tasks when appropriate. Attends and participates in monthly training programs provided by the district library coordinator. Participates in Nevada Reading Week activities at the school site.
When assigned to a Video Center: Receives and processes online and telephone orders and scheduled mailings to teachers and staff; mails requested materials to schools; receives and refiles films and DVDs returned from schools; maintains record of equipment on loan to schools; receives and processes new and replacement films and videos; files vendor notifications of incoming audio-visual previews; catalogs new materials and maintains current information on computer automation system for all films and videos in library.
Assists in the selection of new and replacement films and videos. Answers incoming calls and assists in answering questions relating to films, videos, DVDs, equipment and vendors; sorts mail and routes to proper locations; fills requested film orders; maintains record of community service organizations borrowing library equipment and materials.
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. Some course work in library science is desirable if assigned to a school;
AND
2. One (1) year of entry level library experience or (two (2) years of responsible clerical experience if assigned to a film library.)
When assigned to a school: 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 associate?s 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, typing, processing purchase orders; bookkeeping; inventory procedures and organization of files.
Skill at: Working with students and effectively in an environment with frequent interruptions; communicating effectively in verbal and written form; following verbal and written instructions; utilizing and explaining library materials and technology, including the use of online card catalogs, references, and other resources; maintaining detailed records and reports; classifying library materials; working effectively with faculty, staff, students and parents creating a positive atmosphere for all library users; encouraging and engaging students in reading, viewing, and listening for understanding and enjoyment. Video Center: familiarity with audio-visual equipment; dealing with the public; maintaining organized files; dealing efficiently with all people in the work setting.
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 II
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under general direction, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a school library. Performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Positions in this class work under general direction and are normally located at an elementary school. Employees in this class perform the full range of technical library management and operation duties exercising independent judgment and initiative.
The Library Associate II class differs from the Library Assistant I/II class in that the former must have additional education in library services.
EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages the library automation system to manage circulation of books and materials. Develops a climate that encourages teachers and students to make optimum use of the school library media center and its resources. Attends faculty meetings in addition to the library training meetings and workshops held by the district library coordinator. Recommends and coordinates the selection of materials including books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and equipment for purchase. Develops library collection policies and procedures to meet curricula needs and interests of students and teachers. Removes outdated and worn materials from the collection on a regular basis. Conducts annual inventory and prepares reports as required. Is responsible for library budget and accounting of all monies expended and collected in the library. Is knowledgeable in the use of the library automation system, including cataloging and entering new materials into the system using MARC records, deleting outdated or lost materials, updating patron information as needed.
Provides general library orientation programs for students and staff. Teaches students and staff how to utilize the library effectively, including the use of online catalog stations, online subscription databases, and the Internet. Suggests and recommends materials and sources of information for supplementing classroom activities and lessons. Schedules and coordinates library use with teachers and collaborates with teachers to plan appropriate library research. Provides interesting library programs such as book talks, storytelling, puppetry, computer/media presentations and any other activities designed to attract students to the library media center and encourage reading and life-long learning. Participates in Nevada Reading Week activities at the school site.
Maintains student discipline during library visitations. 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 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 an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associate?s 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 (including knowledge of MARC records); district library policies; accounting practices and reports; and principles and practices of teaching. Must be able to use the computer to perform word processing, to generate reports and create orders for purchase orders, to maintain MARC records, to access the Internet, and to instruct others in the use of library technology.
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; using the computer efficiently to perform library functions; maintaining detailed records and files; familiarity with the use of the Internet for research; planning and organizing; working effectively with all people in the work environment; creating a positive atmosphere for all library users; encouraging and engaging students in reading, viewing, and listening for understanding and enjoyment.
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 is a 35 hour per week, 186 day 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
06/20/2012

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Washoe County School District