Library Clerk Pool 2023-2024 School Year
Reports to: Principal OR Librarian
Pay Grade: 603
Salary Range: $24,522 - $34,565
Number of Days: 183
Assists the Librarian in the administration of the campus library. Performs routine clerical duties under direct supervision. Monitors Library and helps patrons in absence of Librarian.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Library Program Support
- Provides instruction and assistance to individual students or small groups in using library media center resources including computers and other equipment.
- Checks books in and out; collects and records fines.
- Prepares materials for classroom or reserve collection use as requested by teachers.
- Requests and schedules use of materials from outside sources, including regional education service center.
- Updates bulletin boards and library displays.
- Assists the librarian in preparing instructional materials.
- Reads to small groups of students; listens to individual students read aloud.
- Supervises and monitors students as assigned; assists librarian and teachers to maintain appropriate student behavior and an orderly and safe atmosphere.
- Maintains library operation in absence of the librarian.
- Helps to direct the work of parent volunteers and student aides.
Accounting & Inventory
- Maintains library catalog.
- Receives and processes new books, materials, and equipment; reconciles with packing slips and invoices.
- Shelves returned books, materials, and equipment; maintains library in a neat and orderly fashion.
- Performs routine maintenance and repairs books, magazines, materials, and equipment; arranges for repair at outside facilities (i.e., bindery) as directed.
- Assists in the annual inventory of library media center materials.
- Compiles, maintains, and files all reports, records, and other documents as required.
- Prepares bibliographies, forms, purchase orders, requisitions, and routine correspondence according to standard procedures.
Personal Work Relationships
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance with Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education, as well as District policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of records administration and maintenance techniques and procedures.
- Skill in providing exceptional service to students, parents, and teachers.
- Ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to students, parents, and teachers.
- Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
- Ability to work efficiently with little direction; self-motivated.
- Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports, and correspondence.
- Ability to shelve books following District cataloging system.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
- Ability to operate standard library equipment including imaging equipment.
- Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work, including maintaining attention to details and quality.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; standard library equipment including imaging equipment; standard instructional equipment.
- Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
- Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; regular overhead reaching and climbing ladder.
- Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional moderate lifting and carrying (up to 44 pounds).
- Environment: Works inside; primarily works alone; exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; exposure to other hazards such as mold and dust; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
- Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- 60 or more college hours from an accredited college or university required;
- Associate’s degree from accredited college or university preferred;
- Coursework in records management preferred.
- Certification/License: None required.
- 1 year’ related experience required;
- 3 years’ related experience preferred;
- Experience in records management preferred.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred in some settings.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.