Library Technician

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
  • Curriculum / Program
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Library

The Library Technician helps develop and manage an innovative library resource program that supports the school’s curriculum by evaluating and managing relevant research materials and technology tools in a variety of mediums and formats; collaborating with colleagues to develop engaging library programming; and assisting students, faculty, staff and parents on a day to day basis with available resources and library spaces. The ideal candidate must be able to work well with teenagers and faculty, be able to adapt to new educational and pedagogical needs, be proficient with basic technological tools and have experience in either the educational or library sciences arena.  Minimum of AA required, BA or BS preferred.

Full-time, non-exempt position.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Monitor students in library spaces.
• Provide student and faculty assistance with resources and tools, including basic technology help.
• Work with colleagues in faculty and staff to select further resources and tools in a variety of mediums to support the curriculum.
• Develop new lesson plans based on research and innovation; teach research methods and digital literacy.
• Coordinate community use of library space with Facilities Department.
• Maintain the catalog database, electronic and physical subscriptions, and school library materials and resources.
• Help to inventory, maintain, distribute, and securely store student-available technology resources (e.g. tablets, laptops).
• Order, catalogue, and process books, ebooks, online databases, and other resources.
• Run the online textbook store, maintain textbook list(s) and manage the library textbook reserve.
• Help maintain the school archive.
• Projects as required.

Supervisory Duties: None

Abilities and Qualifications:
• A broad, general education, AA required and B.A. or B.S. preferred.
• Ability to adapt to new educational needs and pedagogy.
• Communicate politely, firmly, and effectively in person, by phone and in writing.
• Work in both noisy and quiet environments with equal aplomb.
• Coordinate effectively with a team.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with teenagers and teachers.
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: educational programming, classroom teaching, academic technology, information literacy, library sciences, and/or academic or public library services.
• Proven proficiency with basic technology tools (tablets, laptops, printers, copiers, etc.)
• Participation in an accredited program in Library and Information Sciences toward a master's degree or completion of that study a plus.
• Interest in innovative education, STEM, coding and/or maker tools (e.g. 3D printers) a plus.