Library Assistant

Wallingford, CT

The Library Assistant’s primary role is to support the mission of the Library by providing assistance to students, teachers and other library users. The role will assist the Faculty Librarians in all aspects of library operations, including supervision of ASK US desk, various clerical and administrative duties and assist with classes and/or programed instruction. 

There are two Library Assistant positions open:

  • Afternoons/evenings from 2-930 pm, five days a week from Monday-Sunday over the school year.  This position is non-exempt and benefits eligible. 


 Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the staff duty rotation at the service desk and is responsible for providing exemplary customer service for students, employees, and visitors.
  • Assists students and other patrons in locating and using materials and online resources in the library by answering questions, gathering materials, demonstrating use of equipment and software.
  • Maintains the library collection; includes shelving and shifting books, adding and withdrawing books, deleting eBooks from database as needed, mending and repairing books and assisting with inventory.
  • Circulates library materials; includes checking materials in and out, sending overdue announcements and maintain overdue records.
  • Supervises students in Library Work Crew program.
  • Participates in large scale projects such as weeding and stack maintenance under the direction of various faculty librarian project managers.
  • Processes, maintains, and weeds the periodical/newspaper collection following established policies and procedures.
  • Generates book plates as needed for collection items following established policies and procedures and covers book plates as needed for collection items.
  • Assists Librarians with the promotion and display of new resources to enhance and market the Library resources and spaces.
  • Assists Librarians with class instruction as needed, i.e., demonstrating navigation of library site and databases.
  • Assist with ordering (books, supplies, etc.) and managing credit card statements.
  • Work with and provide basic troubleshooting for technology resources in the library, such as vinyl cutter, laptops, iPad, cameras, microphones, adapters, and other audio/video resources.
  • Assist with photocopying, scanning, printing, uploading data.
  • Open or close the library according to procedures.

 Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in a school library or youth library setting.

 

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 400 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

 

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.