Job is Expired Lower School Library Assistant

Colorado Academy

Job deadline Apply by August 29th, 2014   Job salary $13.00 to $16.00 per hour   Job type of library School   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description


This detail-oriented position works closely with the Lower School Librarian to support the learning of students (PK-5th grade), faculty, and the Colorado Academy community.

Student/Faculty Support:

  • Assist students and faculty in locating materials in the library.
  • Gather materials on specific subjects based on teacher requests.
  • Support the lower school program through a variety of activities such as assisting with student clubs/readers’ groups, creating stimulating displays, and attending field trips.

Library/Collection Maintenance:

  • Maintain library catalog, patron records, and circulation of library materials.
  • Compile overdue notices, circulation reports, and bills.
  • Order books and other library materials for the collection as directed by the Lower School Librarian.
  • Process materials in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the collection is inviting, well-maintained, and accessible through regular shelving, weeding, and shelf-reading.
  • Help provide attractive and informative signage for the collection.

Technological Duties:

  • Assist students and faculty in using the Internet and other online resources for research.
  • Use and instruct students and faculty on how to use a variety of library equipment.
  • Troubleshoot computers, printers, and copiers as needed.

Administrative Duties:

  • Open and/or close the library as needed.
  • Use Microsoft Excel to maintain library schedule and statistics.
  • Maintain adequate library supplies.
  • Work with the Director of Libraries to monitor the lower school library budget.
  • Assist in Raether Library as needed.
  • Support the school community by serving on committees as assigned and performing other duties to support the lower school as needed.
  • Explore and utilize professional development opportunities as it relates to the library/technology departments by attending t conferences, workshops, and meetings. 


  • Assist the Lower School Librarian in the supervision of  library volunteers, students, library computer usage, and the library’s physical space.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • College degree and experience working in a library.
  • Minimum of two years working with elementary-age students.
  • Some knowledge of current children’s literature.
  • Skilled with both PC and Mac platforms.

Application Requirements

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to:

Jennifer Reading

Director of Libraries

Colorado Academy

3800 South Pierce St.

Denver, CO 80235

HR Contact Information

Jennifer Reading

Director of Libraries

Colorado Academy

3800 South Pierce St.

Denver, CO 80235

Additional info

Position Title: Lower School Library Assistant

  • Full-time 10-month (school year) staff position
  • Possibility of part-time summer employment
  • The employee is classified as non-exempt in accordance with guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for all benefits.
  • Reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Librarian

General Requirements of All Library Employees:

  • We are guided by these shared values:
    • Consideration and care for our customers and each other
    • Passion for our work
    • Enthusiasm for learning and experimentation
    • Optimism and a positive attitude
  • We have the commitment and desire to provide excellent service to all library patrons.
  • We are forward-looking in our philosophy and we readily adapt to change.
  • We are aware of our PK-12ness and have an understanding and respect for school-wide operations and the importance of interconnectedness and collaboration.
  • Working in the library means being “on the move”: we will stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, reach, crawl, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not required

Salary Wage Calculator $13.00 to $16.00 per hour

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

August 20th, 2014

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