Library Technician

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Library Technician


To perform a wide variety of tasks under general supervision of the Technology Coordinator, including technical and instructional tasks at the Educational Services Center and at school sites. Provides primary support to site library clerks in all library functions including processing, troubleshooting, circulation, billing, and running reports.


Directly responsible to Technology Coordinator.


  • Gives phone and on-site support for software and hardware problems related to the library system.
  • Assists in training library clerks and student aides.
  • Supervises student aides.
  • Conducts meetings with library clerical support staff and other meetings as assigned.
  • Has responsibility for maintaining the MARC record database including creating, modifying, and deleting MARC records.
  • Maintains patron and media circulation records on the library system including all reports necessary to maintain control.
  • Maintains ESC Media Retrieval System recording and programming schedule including loading and reshelving scheduled media.
  • Programs satellite receivers for recording and broadcast purposes for all sites.
  • Provides phone support to sites for Synergy database problems.
  • Maintains hardware and software inventory for the ESC.
  • Monitors the printing of student ID bar codes and maintains bar code printer.
  • Maintains central control for ordering of all magazine subscriptions for all school sites including troubleshooting problems.
  • Performs inventory for all elementary schools sites.
  • Sets up inventory for middle and high schools, troubleshoots if necessary.
  • Assists in monitoring all library media center budgets and requisitions.
  • Takes minutes at monthly media specialists meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Technology Coordinator.



  • 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.


  • Knowledge of current edition of Sears Subject Headings.
  • Knowledge of current copyright law for print and non-print materials.
  • Knowledge of library cataloging procedures.
  • Knowledge of video, satellite, and other equipment; knowledge of current library systems software.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.


Two (2) years of Library Clerk II or comparable experience in a school library system.

Salary Range 27

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.