Library Technician (Elementary)

Burien, WA, US
Aug 16, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Number:2019-7521
Library Technician (Elementary)
Des Moines Elementary
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Continuing
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $18.02 - $19.70
08/23/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
Closing Date:
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Additional Information: Library technician at Des Moines Elementary.
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Teamsters III - Technician LEVEL: 11

: Non-exempt

: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date

The position of School Library Technician is to assist students and staff by processing books and materials at an assigned school site and under the direction of a full timed degreed librarian.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. The plan was updated in 2018 to guide our work through 2023. The plan's promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

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. * Process new books and materials. * Re-shelves books. * Weeds book shelves. Repair books. Prepares books and materials for discard. * Assists students in locating source materials in the library. * Maintain audio-visual materials. Receives and distributes films and tapes. Follows up to ensure timely return. * Trouble shoots problems with audio-visual equipment. Calls for service as needed. * Checks books and other library materials in and out. Processes over dues. Collects and writes receipts for over-due items. * Monitors student behavior in the library. Maintains decorum. * Reads to students as assigned. * Answers questions and provides information concerning library services. * Assists students in the use of library resources including the use of the computer. * Types a variety of correspondence. * Compiles and types orders for magazines, records, tapes, and other library materials. * Receives and verifies orders. * Performs data entry and maintains databases.

SCHOOL LIBRARY TECHNICIAN * Maintains library bulletin boards and displays. * Oversees work of student library helpers. Trains student workers and reviews work in progress. * Assists with the annual book fair and the accelerated reader reading incentive program. * Backs up computer and closes library for the day. Other Functions * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


AA degree or High school diploma (or equivalent) and 72 college credits or High school diploma (or equivalent) and successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test Three years of clerical experience

AA in Library Technology

Criminal background clearance Valid Driver's License

Principles and practices of school library operations Microcomputers and related software General office procedures School board policies and procedures

Maintain a clean and quiet library Perform general clerical duties Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software Operate general office equipment. Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations. Organize work, problem solve and select action plans Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Principal or Designee

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. Highline Public Schools 00T11LIB09 School Library Technician Lv 11 Page 2 of 3

SCHOOL LIBRARY TECHNICIAN While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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 quiet. 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.

Position reclassified to level 11 effective Sept. 1, 2018 per collective bargaining agreement, 2018-08-20 Updated Superintendent's statement, 2014.10.14 Updated Education and Experience to same wording as Paraeducators because Library Tech as to follow NCLB regulations, 2014.05.12 Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2013.12.31 Revised to reinstate the wording "H.S. diploma or equivalent" under EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE heading per agreement with union, 2013.11.18 Revised to include district introduction, 2013.09.24 Updated format, 2013/07 Updated to add NCLB requirements by H.R. 10/2011 Updated to new format by Human Resources, 08/2010 Nash & Company, School Library Technician, 09/2004 Previously - Library Assistant Reformatted by Human Resources, 09/1997 Job Description by E.A. Walsh & Company, 04/1989 Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, Highline Public Schools 00T11LIB09 School Library Technician Lv 11 Page 3 of 3

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