Library Media Assistant

Alexandria City Public Schools
600 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22301
United States

From $17.00 To $21.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

The Library Media Assistant maintains library collection and controls audio-visual equipment at the school site; performs clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials; and provides support for library operations.


Please note: This position will work 8 hours per week.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists teachers, students, and other personnel in identifying resource materials for use in the classroom, class assignments, and recreational reading
  • Provides instruction in the use of the software.
  • Assists with physical inventories to verify available equipment and identify damage and/or loss.
  • Communicates with classroom teachers and district personnel regarding overdue materials.
  • Contacts students, parents, staff, etc. to recover delinquent books/materials.
  • Distributes requested library books, periodicals, and media equipment.
  • Inventories library books, equipment, and materials to document losses and/or maintain the availability of materials.
  • Maintains a variety of records and/or files to provide efficient library collection controls.
  • Monitors student behavior while in the library to create an effective working and learning environment.
  • Monitors subscription services to ensure continuous correct service.
  • Performs a variety of clerical functions in support of the department operations.
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance of media and in-library computer equipment (by assignment) to ensure the availability of equipment in safe operating conditions.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. materials catalog, activity logs, memo and transmittal, instruction sheets, purchase orders, correspondence, etc.) to document activities, provide written reference, and/or convey information.
  • Processes new and/or returning library books, curriculum materials, periodicals, and/or media (e.g. checking order accuracy, cataloging, storing, shelving, etc.).
  • Researches discrepancies between purchase orders and packing slip to ensure that items ordered are received at ordered pricing.
  • Researches information to assist teachers and staff in securing appropriate materials.
  • Responds to inquiries to provide information and/or direction.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance

  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.
Job Requirements

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Job-related experience within a specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility required.
Suzanne Hess
Naomi Brooks Elementary School 600 Russell Road
Alexandria VA 22301
United States
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