Part Time Library Assistant

Live Oak School is seeking a qualified candidate for a part time position (15 hours per week) as Library Assistant. The library serves approximately 420 students in grades K-8 as well as faculty, staff, and parents. Students attend library classes weekly and the library is also open during breaks and recess times throughout the day.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support and implement Live Oak library policies
  • Manage book circulation, including book checkout, shelving, and book repair, as necessary
  • Maintaining a neat and orderly arrangement and appearance of the library
  • Assist with tracking and collecting overdue books
  • Support the Librarian with student management and instructional needs
  • Perform such duties and task as the Librarian assign
  • Cooperate with Live Oak faculty to monitor lunch and/or recess as necessary


Candidate Qualities:

  • Maintain a friendly and positive attitude towards students, coworkers, and other community members
  • Perform daily tasks with integrity, making effective use of time and completing tasks without reminders
  • Treat children with respect and dignity
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the library

Job Specifications:

  • Previous experience with children’s supervision
  • Experience with diverse student and community populations is preferred
  • Familiarity with Dewey Decimal Classification and general organizational practices in libraries
  • Work experience in a library setting is not required, but strongly preferred; a willingness to learn and strong initiative are of primary importance
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace at a level that will support this position
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required and a bachelor’s degree is preferred

Physical RequirementsThis job requires interacting with students of a variety of ages so candidates must be able to get up and down from a seated position, either from a chair or the floor, frequently. Additionally, lifting of several books and moving heavy carts loaded with books will be required. Candidates must possess sufficient strength and stamina for these tasks.