Library Media Associate - #9145935

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Date: Aug 6, 2022
City: Ester, AK
Contract type: Full time
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

    JobID: 9998

    Position Type:

    Library/Library Media

    Date Posted:



    Two Rivers Elementary (18.5 mile Chena HS Road)

    Date Available:


    Closing Date:


    Unless otherwise stated, all vacancies with a specific closing date close at 9:00 PM Alaska time.

    Applicants are required to submit an application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts, if applicable, to be considered.

    Job Summary

    Manages the library and assists students and staff in the effective use of library resources

    Hourly rate: Grade 8, Step 1: $22.74

    Work hours: 7.5 hours per day

    Work year: 10 months

    Bargaining Unit: Education Support Staff Association (ESSA)

    This position offers an excellent benefit package including:

    • Accrued sick and personal leave

    • Paid holidays

    • Medical, dental, vision, and audio

    • Retirement (PERS)

    Job Qualifications

    The following are required:

    • A minimum of 48 hours of college credits. Include transcripts showing completion of or enrollment in a three (3) credit college level children's literature course, which explores a variety of literature, with an emphasis on selecting, interpreting, and using quality literature with children from preschool to grade 8.

    • A minimum of one (1) year of public, academic, or school library work experience, to include experience working with online library catalogs and classification systems.

    • Demonstrate general clerical skills, including typing speed of 35 wpm minimum.

    • Must possess good organizational skills.

    • Knowledge of online library catalogs and classification systems.

    • Must have a basic knowledge of computer operations, including database management; knowledge of various online resources and appropriate use.

    • Must be comfortable working with elementary age children and be aware of their developmental stages.

    • Ability to maintain an inviting and engaging child friendly atmosphere.

    • Ability to promote literature and assist students in connecting with age appropriate books of interest in order to encourage their reading.

    • Ability to help children learn computer searching skills, as well as traditional reference resources.

    • Must have the ability to work independently, coping with continual interruptions, shifting job priorities, and under stressful conditions.

    • Ability to coordinate activities of volunteers, library clerks, and elementary student helpers.

    • Must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.

    The following are preferred:

    • Experience in copy cataloging.

    • A familiarity with web pages, Wikis and other Web 2.0 tools.

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