Library Assistant II

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Library Assistant II


Under general supervision, to perform a wide variety of tasks connected with a school media center, to execute complex and responsible clerical work of more than average difficulty in a media center and to do related work as required, consistent with job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Assists students and faculty at circulation desk
  • Charges library materials out to patrons
  • Issues audio visual materials to faculty and students
  • Does follow-up on overdue material to secure its return
  • Collects book fines
  • Assists teachers and students in locating reference materials
  • Assists in supervision of students during library hours
  • Assists in training and supervision of library aides
  • Uses a variety of special reference materials available in school media center
  • Files library cards and other materials; assists students with Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
  • Assists in compiling and typing special bibliographies, book lists, and varied special reference requests
  • Types letters and varied other documents connected with the receipt and processing of new materials
  • Maintains records of inventory, book counts, monthly reports, audio-visual equipment, and supplies
  • Uses basic cataloguing procedures and rules for processing and filing
  • Finds basic information for processing of catalogued materials
  • Conducts annual inventory of library books and audio-visual materials
  • Operates job related equipment
  • Files, locates, and reproduces magazine, microfiche, and computer stored materials for student and faculty use
  • Uses computer billing, word processing, and communication programs
  • Processes print and non-print material
  • Uses microcomputer programs in word processing, data base, and spread sheet
  • Makes minor repairs to damaged books
  • Types and duplicates instructional worksheets
  • Assist students and faculty in the selection of library materials
  • Be familiar with the Dewey Decimal System.



  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Terminology, processes and operations of assigned office or program.
  • Record-keeping and filing techniques.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Basic research methods and report preparation techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
  • Basic math.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.


  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration.
  • Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Answer telephones and greet the public courteously. Maintain records, logs and files.
  • Learn principles of training and providing work direction and guidance to others.
  • Compile, assemble, verify and prepare data for records and reports.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Compose correspondence and written materials independently.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Be able to multitask.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • See to read a variety of materials.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.


  • Type at a rate of thirty-five (35) words per minute
  • Pass qualifying tests.


Two (2) years of library clerical work experience preferred.

Salary Range 23

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.