Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Oakland - Head Royce Library - Library Assistant - Part-time

Part-time Library Assistant, 

Head-Royce Library, Oakland

Part-time beginning August 2016

Pay rate: $16/hr

  • This is a 25 hour per week position in both the lower school (K-5) and main (6-12) libraries. As a member of the Head-Royce Library team, the candidate will work with learners K-adult in a community of 950 members. Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the libraries determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise. Summer hours may be available in other departments on campus.
  • The Library Assistant will know, or be willing to learn how to do the following:
  • Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats
  • Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative web sites to online catalogs
  • Prepare online resources
  • Maintain circulation system; Track overdue materials – generate notices, follow through with students, parents and business office when necessary
  • Maintain print collection as necessary: clean, repair, and shelve with assistance of parent volunteers
  • Maintain periodicals and subscriptions
  • Basic maintenance of A/V/tech (laptops, camera, shuffles, etc.)
  • Order and maintain office/cataloging/processing/book repair supplies
  • Prepare displays as needed
  • Photograph or otherwise document displays and library programs
  • Oversee annual inventory
  • Assist in the general supervision of the library and help maintain welcoming, quiet atmosphere, general order, neatness, and learning environment
  • Open and/or close the library when needed
  • Miscellaneous, as arises
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff
  • Assist with research and ready reference
  • Assist with exploration of tools and technology for library of the future

  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents
  • Acceptance to or current enrollment in MLIS program
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team
  • Cataloging and general library experience
  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages
To Apply
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to with the subject line “Library Assistant.”

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