Library Media Assistant
Library Media Assistant - High School
Location: Mecklenburg County High School
Reports to: Principal of Mecklenburg County High School
The purpose of the library media assistant is to provide support to the school library media center. The library media assistant will courteously greet members of the school community both in person and over the phone, communicate information as needed, facilitate the library media center’s programming, and provide clerical support to the Library Media Specialist.
Essential Functions (The following list is illustrative of both broad and specific tasks and responsibilities. It is not intended to detail every task or responsibility.):
Recommends and promotes resources based on student interest, skill/reading level, and curriculum requirements.
Greets visitors and answers telephone calls in a pleasant and efficient manner, and communicates effectively in routine, sensitive, and confidential situations.
Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse population of students, parents, and staff.
Monitors and assists students and others in the library media center.
Loans library materials to students and staff, and collect returned materials.
Catalogs and maintains library media materials.
Organizes and reshelves returned items.
Performs general clerical duties, including word processing and correspondence for staff. Copies, files, emails, sends faxes and uses the internet as necessary.
Uses and maintains computer library database to locate library media materials.
Helps plan and participate in special library events.
Performs other clerical and administrative duties for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the school as directed by the principal.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:
Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
Read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
Understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
Other specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include business telephone etiquette, office equipment/software, and English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Skills and Abilities:
Perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
Operate standard office equipment such as desktop or laptop computers and pertinent software applications (Microsoft Office and Google Applications), fax machines, copy machines, and multi-line telephone.
Perform standard clerical procedures such as filing, gathering, collating, and/or classifying information/data.
Must have the ability to schedule activities and/or meetings.
Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances,
Analyze data utilizing defined but different processes.
Operate equipment using defined methods.
Work with a wide diversity of individuals
Problem-solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.
Attention to detail
Meet deadlines and schedules, working under time constraints, maintaining confidentiality, and working with frequent interruptions.
Educational Requirements And Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Prior office experience preferred.
Must be able to keyboard accurately at a moderate rate of speed.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
200-day classified contract (10-month contract)