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Library Assistant

Job Details

Hiring Organization The Harker School – Middle School Campus
Post Name Library Assistant
Qualification High School diploma or equivalent (required)
Industry Private
Employment Type Part Time
Work Hours 4 Hours
Salary USD 35500 To USD 44900 Per Year
Location San Jose, California, United States 95124

Job Description

The Harker School, a private TK – 12, located in San Jose, CA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Assistant at our Middle School Campus. This is an hourly, part-time position. Hours of work will be Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Position Summary

Taking direction from the campus librarian, the Library Assistant provides a range of library services in a school library setting.


  • Ability to communicate in effective English with staff, outside firms, etc. in person, by telephone, and via email.
  • Minimum one-year experience in a library, school, or bookstore
  • Minimum one-year experience working with groups of children (school, day camp, park district, etc.)
  • Minimum one year of clerical experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent (required)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional Support

  • Assist in the preparation of the library for instruction.
  • Create and maintain library displays.
  • Use basic library information and communication technologies to assist library users in locating materials.


  • Monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior conducive to learning.
  • Contact faculty as needed, regarding library materials and programs.


  • Maintain a neat library by organizing chairs, picking up papers, shelving books, and general straightening.
  • Dust and clean computers, tables, shelves, lamps, displays, and book carts.
  • Empty paper recycling containers.
  • Maintain an orderly workspace and circulation desk.
  • Maintain student supplies, library printers, copy machines, and scanners.
  • Maintain a library lost and found, delivering unclaimed items to campus lost and found weekly.
  • Monitor student use of library resources.
  • Participate in campus emergency procedures as instructed by the Campus Librarian.


  • Process, shelve, circulate, and repair books and other resources according to a library procedure.
  • Maintained circulation records, including collecting and accounting for lost, damaged, or overdue materials.
  • Maintain and circulate audio-visual equipment to the adult school community.
  • Maintain records for Inter-Campus Loans.
  • Conduct regular inventories of library resources and maintain appropriate records.
  • Generate purchase lists based on librarian-annotated review materials.
  • Help enhance the online catalog with content notes.
  • Deliver and collect library mail.
  • Participate in organizing library events as directed by the Campus Librarian.
  • Prepare periodic statistical reports.
  • Prepare purchase orders under the supervision of the library director or electronic resources librarian.
  • Participate in annual or semi-annual library inventories.
  • Participate in training as required.
  • Update the online classroom calendar

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commute between campuses, on an as-needed basis, through a reliable means of transportation.
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
  • Dependably open and or close the library alone, managing computers, lights, locks, etc
  • Stand on a library stool to retrieve books.
  • Hear individuals, groups, telephone and intercom communications, public address announcements, emergency signals, etc.

Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements

  • Ability to work with children and young adults
  • Ability to job-share with co-workers
  • Skilled at using MS Office Word, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Familiarity with scanner and copier functions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and faculty
  • Ability to develop positive cooperative relationships with others
  • Ability to receive and give positive feedback and constructive criticism
  • Ability to operate library information and communication technologies
  • Ability to supervise students in an appropriate manner
  • Interest and ability to learn new skills

Working Conditions

  • Lift boxes weighing 20 pounds.
  • Push a book truck loaded with books.
  • Stand up and reach, bend down to shelve, retrieve, and inventory books.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect, and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability, and a love of learning.

Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.

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