Library Technician (.80 FTE) - PLACE @ Prescott Elementary School (2019-20)

Oakland, CA, US
$36,785.30 - 49,333.43 (to be pro-rated at .80 FTE) / Per Year
Jun 20, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type
Ref: PCN7191


Library Technician


Assigned Supervisor


As Assigned






261 Days/8 Hours, or

Duty Days/Hours as assigned.


Created: June 2015



BASIC FUNCTION: Under general direction of a Librarian, Media Center Teacher, or other certificated staff assigned to supervise a school library, or a site administrator in a large secondary school, perform specialized library clerical and technical tasks related to the acquisition, processing, circulation, cataloging, maintenance, disposition, and record keeping for library media materials.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)


Instructional and Supervisory Tasks

Provide assistance to students and staff in the circulation of library materials to support the curriculum; including the on-line catalog and other electronic and print resources.

Assist pupils and staff in locating and using library materials and equipment, including electronic information retrieval systems.

Assist the library media teacher with the instruction of the students in library skills and research activities in groups and individually.

Work with teachers, Librarian, or Library Media Teacher to select materials to support curriculum depending on age and grade level of students.

Train, schedule, assign, evaluate and direct the work of assigned library staff, student aides and adult volunteers under the direction of the library media teacher.

Provide one-on-one assistance for students with special needs.

Provide reading guidance to students and staff.

Develop and oversee various reading programs designed to stimulate student interest, ability and motivation in reading, including story time, book talks or reading clubs.

Assist in organizing and conducting Book Fairs.

Assume responsibility for the routine operation of the library in the absence of library certificated staff.

Computer and/or Media Technology

Oversee automated circulation systems and process library resources.

Help troubleshoot, maintain, and make minor repairs to library computerized hardware and software and other library equipment.

Assist with the research, development and analysis of statistical and operational reports and surveys for library operational needs.

Prepare and maintain forms, database and spreadsheets for library operation and instructional use.

Schedule facilities such as media workroom, TV studio and production lab.

Library Operations and Clerical Tasks

Order, process, store, and circulate library materials, multimedia materials, and computer technology materials and equipment used in school libraries.

Understand and be familiar with library collections.

Prepare and process purchase orders for library books, publications, catalog cards, and other library materials and supplies.

Prepare a variety of reports and correspondence for library operations; maintain records of expenditures for library materials, lost or damaged materials, and textbooks.

Maintain records of acquisitions, withdrawals and inventory.

Assist in conducting yearly inventory of holdings.

Analyze and evaluate condition of library materials and makes decisions regarding repair, rebinding and/or recommending replacement; mend and repair minor book and non-book materials; dispose of damaged or outdated materials according to established procedures.

Bill and follow-up on lost and/or overdue materials; send notices, collect fines/money and prepares appropriate receipts and financial records; generate and distribute student overdue circulation notices for library materials; contact parents regarding lost or damaged books as needed.

Maintain and operate library office equipment.

Provide clerical assistance to the school Librarian/Library Media Teacher by typing, word processing, filing, duplicating library materials, and performing other related duties.

Maintain budgetary records of library expenditures.


Seek professional growth, including ongoing familiarity with library standards and ethics, advances in library services, curriculum standards, library materials, library techniques, and technological advances through professional associations and other means.

Perform related duties as assigned.



Any combination of training, experience, and/or education equivalent to: a High School Diploma or equivalent, and possession of a certificate of completion as a library technician from a community college program, and a minimum of two years experience working in a library setting or an Associate's degree and three (3) or more years experience working in a library setting.

One (1) year working with children in a school setting or equivalent youth-related activities

Experience in library technical services such as cataloging, processing, location and distribution of materials, and development of bibliographies


Valid California Driver's License

Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance



Computerized library systems and on-line reference sources

Operations and organization of a school library

Library processes relating to the acquisition and circulation of materials

Dewey Decimal Classification System and the American Library Association rules for filing catalog cards

Library terminology and standard practices

Standard library reference sources

Record keeping techniques

Oral and written communication skills

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

Modern office practices, procedures and equipment

Planning, organization and coordination needed for assigned program

Diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students

Computer software, hardware, and related technology


Perform a variety of library duties relating to the ordering, processing and maintenance of print and non-print library materials

Troubleshoot computerized library systems

Assist pupils and staff in locating and using library materials and equipment, including electronic information retrieval systems

Assist library certificated staff with instruction of pupils in library skills and research activities

Manage and maintain the library collection, making independent decisions, and working with minimal supervision

Maintain confidentiality of school-related information

Maintain current and accurate records and prepare usage statistics

Assist in training and providing work direction to student aides

Perform clerical duties such as filing, duplicating, typing and maintaining simple records.

Learn to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Operate a variety of office and library equipment including typewriter, computer, microfiche reader/printer, calculator, glue gun and duplicating equipment

Meet schedules and timelines

Maintain complex files and records, and prepare reports

Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing

Understand and follow oral and written directions

Exercise judgment and assume responsibility

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with pupils, staff, parents, community members, volunteers and vendors

Work cooperatively with others

Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment



Library and office environment; diverse school site environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions


Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.


The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

Primary Location: PLACE @ Prescott Elementary
Salary Range: $36,785.30 - 49,333.43 (to be pro-rated at .80 FTE) / Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time

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