Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Library Technology Assistant -

Portland High School is seeking an enthusiastic, efficient and creative library technology assistant for the school library learning center. The library technology assistant works to support the mission of the library media program and increase access to library media resources and services by providing clerical and technical assistance and supervising and working effectively with teens in the absence of the library media specialist. The successful candidate must possess strong technology skills including knowledge of spreadsheets, database management, and troubleshooting and demonstrate the ability to meet and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community in a professional and courteous manner.  Please send letter of intent, resume, and current letters of reference to Philip B. O’Reilly, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Portland Public Schools, 33 East Main Street, Portland, CT  06480. Qualifications: Minimum High School Diploma. Prior work with students and/or in library/media center environment desirable. Demonstrates clerical skills: knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, database management and electronic mail. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as public relations skills. Demonstrate ability to meet and work effectively with students, parents, staff and community in a professional and courteous manner. Maintain confidentiality in all office proceedings, personnel and public records. Ability to work independently.  Performance/Responsibilities: Provide secretarial assistance to the library media specialist. Assist students and staff to locate and use materials/equipment, information and software. Set up and maintain filing systems. Handle incoming mail and delivery of materials. Perform circulation activities including updating patron information, processing inter-library loan requests, maintaining inventory of library materials/equipment, and notification of overdue items.  Maintain the library collection and catalog: process materials and repair damaged books and other materials as allowed. Compile, maintain, and run reports on circulation, attendance, annual library use, and other service information including supplies and equipment. Create/maintain library and computer lab schedules including reservations of laptops/tablets were applicable. Assist Library Media Specialist in reserving, maintaining, and updating equipment and software. Assist in troubleshooting. Monitor students and attendance in the absence of the Library Media Specialist. Manage the incentivized reading programs. Setup appealing displays/bulletin boards related to library materials and reading as directed by the Library Media Specialist. Generate purchase orders and follow through for delivery and payment. Assist the Library Media Specialist in the planning, promotion and volunteer coverage for special library event such as author visits, book fairs, reading contests, book clubs, and assemblies. Attend workshops and other professional development opportunities to increase knowledge base of new technologies and software. Perform other duties as required by principal or Library Media Specialist. NOTE:  The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.