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Substitute Library Clerk - Bilingual/Biliterate

Company name
Rio School District

$14.63 hourly

Oxnard, CA
9 hit(s)  




Under the direction of an assigned supervisor at an elementary school, plan, coordinate and provide library services, including instructional/research support services to students in a school media center; organize and perform a variety of technical and clerical duties related to the acquisition, circulation and recovery of library books, textbooks, audio-visual materials and equipment and other instructional and/or media materials; maintain a variety of records and files related to library operations and inventory; performs other related duties as required.


This classification is distinguished from the Library Clerk / Secondary classification in that it is primarily used in an elementary school where the library is less complex than those of a secondary school.


Plans and coordinates the day-to-day operations of an elementary school library to include regular student/classroom use of the library. Instructional support of students can include but are not limited to:

Assists students with STAR reading test (level placement) Renaissance program

Reads to students

Assists/supervises students with intervention programs (i.e. Star Fall, Waterford, Accelerated Reader, Istation)

Supports students and teachers in the selection of appropriate Accelerated Reader books at student individual reading levels as well as supporting reading comprehension skills by supporting students in completing comprehension assessments as part of the Accelerated Reader Program

Supports teachers and students in completing research for writing and content area projects by researching books and encyclopedias, pulling pertinent material based on teacher’s subject materials as per the standards

Provides instruction on parts of the book (i.e. Title, Author, Illustrator, Glossary, Index) but also how to select a book, how to read a book, etc. through book and picture walks, read aloud, and book chats

Provides instruction revolving around a variety of genres (non-fiction, fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and how to use a library in terms of finding books using the Dewey decimal system, Accelerated Reading Levels, etc.

Introduces students to recently published books

Supports English learners and development of language through instruction strategies such as the use of picture books, oral storytelling, oral retell, book walks, introductions to concepts of print, vocabulary, sentence structure and prosody

Provides family literacy support by assisting the After School Program with library and media materials and training, as needed

Meets with students and parents, as requested, to increase family knowledge and use of school sponsored library services

Provides individualized attention and assistance to students, as needed

Provides a welcoming place in which the students can come and feel welcome by displays or decorations based on holidays, subject themes currently being taught by teachers as per the standards

Maintains computers in a library media center for internet research and instruct students in the correct way of researching subject materials

Provides supplemental materials to teachers to use in the classroom such as videos, CDs, transparencies, resource books, library books, encyclopedias etc. as per curriculum subject currently taught

Helps students check out books according to subject material, fiction genres, grade level and interest level.

Encourages students to read through book clubs, book of the week, book displays and silent sustained reading

Orders, processes, numbers and distributes texts and support materials for board adopted Standards based curriculum in the area of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Development.

Performs a variety of duties related to the circulation of library books and media materials, checks materials in and out and re-shelves books.

Orders library and media materials including books, magazines, videos and other instructional media materials.

Receives and inspects books and medial materials; catalogs and classifies new materials using the Dewy Decimal system; maintains financial records related to lost and damaged instructional media materials; collects fines for overdue materials and submits funds according to District established procedures.

Mends or repairs books as needed.

Monitors and maintains acceptable student behavior; trains and provides work direction for student assistants assigned.

Performs a variety of general clerical duties including typing, filing and duplicating.

Administers routine minor first aid as necessary.

Performs additional related duties as directed.

Knowledge of:

Library practices, procedures and terminology

Instructional strategies for engaging students in reading

Language and literacy needs of EL learners

Modern office practices, procedures and equipment

Telephone technique and etiquette.

Basic library filing and record keeping methods

Child guidance principles and practices

Correct English usage: vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Effective reading, oral and written communication skills

Interpersonal skills using patience and courtesy

Technical aspects of field of specialty

General needs and behavior of children

Record keeping techniques

First aid

Translation of conversation or interpretive services for non-English speaking individuals and others is desirable

Ability to:

Learn the Dewey Decimal System

Plan, coordinate and provide meaningful literacy experiences for students individually, small group and as a classroom

Perform paraprofessional library duties with speed and accuracy

Organize and perform a variety of technical and clerical duties related to the acquisition, circulation, distribution and recovery of library books, textbooks, audio-visual materials and equipment

Maintain a variety of records and files related to library operations and inventory

Apply and explain library rules, regulations and policies

Relate to the needs and requests of students, staff and parents in a consistently and cooperative manner

Monitors and maintains acceptable student behavior

Work effectively with constant interruptions

Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately

Understand and follow oral and written directions

Type at least thirty-five (35) words per minute from clear copy

Meet schedules and timelines

Work cooperatively with others and independently as needed

Supervise and discipline assigned students according to approved policies and procedure

Effectively speak, read and write English

Perform general clerical work and maintain records in support of a school library

Understand and follow oral and written directions

Write and print legibly

Operate standard office equipment and a computer terminal

Train and provide work direction to student assistants


Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.

Any combination equivalent to: Sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.


Pass an examination demonstrating high school proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics as administered by the Rio School District.

Provide a certified certificate demonstrating the ability to type thirty-five (35) words per minute.

CRP and Red Cross First Aid Certificate are desirable.

Valid State of California Drivers License is desirable.


Elementary school library/media center environment.

Subject to sitting, bending, reading or stooping, lifting and walking

Subject to working in outdoor environment and exposure to sunlight and other outside conditions

Subject to working at computer video work station(s), operating computer keyboard

and looking at computer video screens.

Requirements for Applying

Resume Valid California Driver's License preferred

Requirements for Applying

Resume Valid California Driver's License preferred



Company Profile
Since its beginnings as a one-room schoolhouse in 1885, the Rio School District has been the center of the community for all the families it has served. Today, the thriving District continues its tradition of caring for each student. Through teaching excellence, close working relationships and community partnerships, Rio School District inspires students and employees to strive to be lifelong learners who are engaged in the community.

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