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Library Manager

Employer
West Harvey Dixmoor School District 147
Location
Harvey, IL, US
Salary
Competitive
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Position Type:
Support Staff/Library Media Assistant

Date Posted:
2/7/2022

Location:
Coolidge Middle School
(High-Needs School)

District:
South Holland School District 151 - website LIBRARY MANAGER

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the building Principal, the Librarian will manage and oversee the school library and its collections and materials, performing a variety or related library and student support services.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in job-related area. Master's degree in Library Science preferred.
  • Professional Educator License with Library Media Specialist Endorsement
  • Satisfactory report from a fingerprint-based criminal history records check
  • Possession of a valid TB test
Essential Functions
• Assists teachers, students, and administrators to identify resource materials for use in classroom and/or class assignments and programs.
• Monitors student activities for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.
• Ensure library expenditure is appropriately managed.
• Prepare and present reports in line with school policy.
• Performs circulation activities (e.g. item check-in and checkout, prepare circulation count, lists of overdue items) for the purpose of controlling the use, location and availability of items in the collection.
• Processes library books, periodicals, software and media materials for the purpose of providing students and staff with required materials.
• Processes new student library cards; notices of missing, damaged, or overdue books, media and materials for the purpose of providing and/or maintaining access to library resources and securing reimbursement for loses.
• Maintains materials inventory (e.g. library books, library hardware/software, media equipment and related instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference to ensure availability when required.
• Evaluates books and/or periodicals for retention within collection.
• Responds to inquiries of students, staff, parents (e.g. availability of books, status of overdue fines, etc.) to provide information and/or direction as needed.
• Reliable, consistent attendance.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills
• Planning and organizing
• Excellent oral and written communication
• Ability to interact positively with students and staff

Preferred Experience

• Library management and systems
• Experience in an Elementary school library
• Bilingual a plus

Physical Demands

• Occasional lifting or moving objects up to 25 pounds, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.
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