Media Technology Assistant

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

SUMMARY: Responsible for maintaining the order and functionality of the Library/Media Center, including supervising and assisting students in library skills, managing the circulation of materials and equipment, and assisting students and staff with locating appropriate materials. There may not be a Licensed Media Specialist in the Media Center at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequency of duties, percent of time and work year may vary based on department or building assignment. 

Description of Job Tasks:

  1. Supervise, and assist students in the Library/Media Center by demonstrating library skills, assisting in research and location of materials, training on the use of on-line resources and ILL and library automation systems, checking in/out materials and/or equipment, and assisting with administering discipline. Teach literacy/educational technology and computer skills under the supervision of the Media Specialist. 

  2. Use the library automation system to circulate and find materials, manage student check out and notifications of overdue materials, and create reports and bibliographies. 

  3. Assist teachers and staff with filling requests for materials or information by researching and locating materials, checking in/out materials and/or equipment, and/or copying, laminating and poster making. Inform teachers of new materials available. 

  4. Coordinate the work of library volunteers and student assistants under the direction of the Media Specialist. 

  5. Maintain a record keeping system to track teacher and student use of library. 

  6. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner. 

  7. Perform financial duties including collecting fines, assisting with the selecting and ordering of materials, maintaining petty cash billing and collecting money for media services such as copying, laminating and poster making, and/or maintaining the Media Center budget. Assist Media Specialist with media technology budget. 

  8. Assist with managing audio/visual equipment, resources and programs, including setting up and maintaining video equipment for use during or after school hours, publicizing video programs available to teachers, managing the video streaming and video distribution systems, and assisting in the video production studio. 

  9. Assist the Media Specialist or a licensed educator with professional development on the digital applications, library or computer systems. 

  10. Assist with the set-up and management of online testing databases such as MAPS, STAR and other student testing. 

  11. Assist with scheduling and set up of special events. 

  12. Participate in district media and/or technology committees and attend appropriate inservices, building meetings, trainings and/or school functions. 

  13. Complete and reconcile inventory of print and non-print materials and equipment. 

  14. Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Two years of college course work in education, library media, computer technology or related field plus three years of library or instructional paraprofessional experience

  • Experience in a school media center or computer lab preferred

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable


  • Criminal background check required for hire


  • Oral and written communication skills

  • English language skills

  • Interpersonal relations skills

  • Mathematical skills including basic calculations and application of basic math concepts

  • Personal computer and keyboarding skills

  • Bilingual oral and written communication skills may be required or preferred

  • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal system

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, use time efficiently, demonstrate attention to detail, follow instructions and respond to management direction

  • Ability to maintain honesty and integrity in all aspects of the job

  • Ability and willingness to adhere to attendance requirements, including regular and punctual employee presence

  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies and building and department procedures

  • Ability to participate and work in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds

  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator


  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers, office productivity software, and peripherals

  • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc. 

  • Operating knowledge of and experience library automation systems preferred