WORK DAY:  5.5 hours per day

WORK CALENDAR:  178 duty days per year. 
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SALARY:  $15.50 per hour
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BENEFITS:  Benefits available for positions working an average of 30 hours per week.
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Job Summary:

  • Create a welcoming, service oriented atmosphere in the Library Media Center
  • Assist students and staff in locating library materials through the use of the automated catalog
  • Coordinate circulation desk tasks including checking in and out books and other library materials and equipment, processing interlibrary loans, notifying patrons of overdue materials and shelving books and other library materials
  • Supervise students using the Library Media Center, especially those unaccompanied by building staff
  • Assist Library Media Specialist with processing of new materials and repair of damaged ones
  • Assist Library Media Specialist with special projects and displays
  • Give direction to library volunteers under the supervision of the Library Media Specialist
  • Assist with annual inventory of library materials
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a library
  • Working knowledge of SELCO, Follett Destiny or other library automation systems
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as a cooperative team member.
  • Positive rapport with children including the ability to correct inappropriate student behavior with fairness and consistency.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, families and library volunteers
  • Regular, on-time attendance is required.

Required Dispositions:
In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for paraprofessional positions include:

  • Believes that all students can attain high levels of learning.
  • Takes responsibility for the learning of our students and his/her own performance.
  • Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all students.
  • Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
  • Won’t shy away from today’s educational challenges.
  • Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
  • Has a proven track record of success.
  • Works with great integrity

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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