Library Assistant - Elementary

Federal Way, WA, US
Nov 25, 2020
Library Assistant - Elementary
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Admin Support: Secretarial/Elementary Schools

Date Posted:

Woodmont K-8

Date Available:
Upon Hire

Closing Date:

Hours per Day:
5.5 hrs per day / $24.15 - 27.20 DOE

Days of the Week:

Days per Year:

The Elementary School Library Assistant plays a large part in ensuring that students have productive library experiences. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, including keeping the library neat and tidy, shelving books accurately, and checking books in and out in a timely manner. This individual also assists students in locating appropriate reading material. The Library Assistant assists students in accessing and using technology tools, but does not provide direct instruction. This position is responsible for greeting guests cordially, making them feel welcome in the library and helping to ensure that their needs are met.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Book check-ins and checkouts.Accurately shelving books, and processing magazine and other library materials.Cataloging new books into the Follett system.Repair and clean books and magazines.Maintain patron and circulation records.

  • Assist Librarian with clerical tasks such as filing, sorting, photocopying, and light correspondence.Greet students, staff, parents, community members, and other visitors upon their entrance to the library.Work with and train student library aides.Responsible for maintaining records for overdue, lost and damaged books. This would include collecting fines, and notifying teachers and parents of overdue books.Assist Librarian with displays corresponding with holidays, special events, celebrations, etc.Responsible for scheduling and coordinating use of audiovisual equipment and software.Assist Librarian with annual inventory.May periodically be asked to assist individual students who are visiting the library.

The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
One (1) year of experience working with the public

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis

Basic knowledge of the Follett System, and willingness and ability to increase knowledge to a high level of proficiency.
Basic knowledge of the Internet helpful, and willingness and ability to increase knowledge to a high level of proficiency.
Basic knowledge of Accelerated Reader, Scholastic Reading Counts, Avery Label Pro, or STAR testing may also be helpful in some buildings.

Criminal background clearance

School board policies and procedures
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher

Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff, students, parents, and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Gain proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher
Demonstrate proficiency with an e-mail system and willing and able to reach a high level of proficiency with the District's current e-mail system
Remain flexible; able to cope with frequent interruptions as part of a daily routine and multi-task
Exhibit proper phone etiquette
Abide by Federal Way Public Schools' Policies and Procedures
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future."
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee may occasionally be required to squat, kneel, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will constantly be required to sit for extended periods of time and use a computer screen and keyboard, and occasionally be required to climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 5 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 10 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 20 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 100 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The position constantly deals with frequent interruptions, demanding deadlines, and occasionally deals with angry and distraught employees, students and community members.

This position typically works Monday through Friday, 180 days per year, school days.

This position reports to, and is evaluated by the building Principal, or designee. This position may receive some direction and setting of priorities from the Office Manager.

Federal Way Education Association - Education Support Professionals (FWEA-ESP)

Level 3 on the FWEA-ESP salary schedule.

Update 07/2015

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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