Overview

Job Title: Paraprofessional, Library Aide Position Purpose: Primary responsibilities are to maintain a caring and instructional climate by providing students with a positive neutral environment. The Paraprofessional’s primary responsibilities include assisting the library media teacher(s) and other support personnel with instruction. The Paraprofessional also helps monitor student progress and performance by collecting data and maintaining records. Essential Performance Responsibilities: * Uses the online circulation system to: * Check in and out materials to staff and students, adhering to library policies regarding privacy and access to resources* Generate overdue and lost item notices* Remove materials from circulation* Assist with inventory of library materials * Manage print materials in the library by: * Assisting students and staff with locating materials* Gathering and send materials to teachers upon request* Sending requested materials to other libraries through inter office mail* Returning borrowed materials to lending libraries* Assessing returned books for any damage. Repair damaged items.* Shelving items in numerical and alphabetical order based on the organization of the library with a high level of accuracy* Facing and straightening of shelves* Reading shelves to make sure books are in the proper order* Boxing discarded materials for removal from the library * Process new library materials by: * Reconciling purchase orders and invoices to ensure delivery of all new materials* Checking new materials for irregularities or damage* Checking in new materials through the online circulation system to verify the catalog records, spine labels, and barcodes are correct* Adding book jackets or covers, barcodes, and spine labels as needed * Assist the school librarian by: * Supporting learning activities in the library* Helping staff and students use digital tools such as Microsoft products and digital resources* Marketing the school library through development of engaging displays, shelf-face outs of books, brochures, flyers, announcements, etc.* Helping to supervise students in the library* Creating a welcoming atmosphere in the library for staff, students, and visitors by interacting with them in a friendly and professional manner* Cleaning areas as needed, including wiping down student tables & chairs, dusting shelves, and wiping down computer keyboards, mice, and monitors. Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal or other administrative staff as designated by the Superintendent. Equipment: This position requires the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS’s guidelines for equipment use. Travel: Limited travel may be required. Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards: * Works in standard library and school building environment* Occasional overtime may be required by the supervisor* Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.* Ability to read and use information from written materials and visual displays.* Ability to work in standing/walking positions on a frequent basis throughout the work shift.* Ability to bend, kneel, stoop and maintain balance while performing job related tasks.* Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities Interrelations: * Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.* Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor