Library Assistant III

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Library Assistant III


To perform a wide variety of tasks under the general supervision of the school principal including technical and instructional tasks in the school site media center. Responsible for making numerous independent decisions, typically made by a media specialist.


Directly responsible to the site principal and the district Technology Coordinator.


1. Schedules classes for media skills instruction and research, collaborates with teachers to design instructional units.
2. Provides media skills instruction to scheduled classes.
3. Supervises students in the media center including classes, student aides, and drop-in students.
4. Oversees circulation of all media center materials including running overdue notices, billing, and reports.
5. Maintains the media center collections including weeding and repair.
6. Oversees textbook circulation and processing.
7. Publishes bibliographies and communicates with staff about new materials.
8. Trains staff and students in the use of library equipment and software.
9. Oversees video network server updates and scheduling of events including loading tapes on a daily basis.
10. Purchases materials for the media center using basic cataloging procedures.
11. Processes materials for the media center.
12. Inventories media materials and textbooks.
13. Attends faculty, collaboration, media specialist, and other meetings as required.
14. Communicates with parents concerning media center matters as needed.
15. Maintains the media center environment including bulletin board displays.



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.


1. Knowledge of library cataloging procedures
2. Ability to work unsupervised
3. Type at a rate of thirty-five (35) words per minute
pass qualifying test
Two (2) years of Library Clerk II or comparable experience in a school library system.
Salary Range 25

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.