Odyssey Elementary (learn more)

Ogden City School District

Ogden, Utah (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3951254
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: June 30, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description



Title: Staff Assistant I

Classification Title: Library Staff Assistant

Calendar: A, School Days

ESP Salary Schedule: Range 20 Step 1
Hours: 5.9/Day 29.5/Week

Location: Odyssey Elementary

General Purpose


Under the direction of the building principal and district library specialists, this position is responsible for overseeing the school library including: creating and maintaining a welcoming reading environment, overseeing classes during library time, delivering provided library instruction to classes, offering read-alouds, maintaining the collection, and managing circulation.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Be familiar with and follow district library policies and procedures.
  • Help support district library goals and initiatives.
  • Assist students at the circulation desk, checking books and material in and out.
  • Help students find books based upon their interests.
  • Re-shelve books and other Media Center materials.
  • Help coordinate usage of the Media Center by classes.
  • Work with district library specialists to purchase books and maintain a record of budgeted monies for library materials.
  • Inventory Media Center materials and weed out as needed.
  • Keep the Media Center clean and well organized.
  • Create displays throughout the Media Center and in the halls to engage students and promote reading.
  • Communicate with students and parents about overdue books through email or print notices.
  • Maintain Media Center materials; clean and repair books.
  • Encourage student reading by devising programs that promote reading engagement. 
  • Give students direction in using the Dewey Decimal system, alphabetical and numerical systems, and other forms of reference material, as well as Utah’s Online Library.
  • Provide instruction for students and teachers on how to access and find books using SORA and Destiny.
  • Select and read stories following the story reading template provided to students.
  • Process new materials for inclusion in the Media Center.
  • Be aware of copyright policy.
  • Ensure equipment is operational.
  • Oversee activities in the Media Center.
  • Attend in-service meetings with district library specialists.
  • Read and evaluate books and materials for possible use in the Media Center.
  • May supervise student and/or adult volunteers in shelving books.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Education and Experience


  • 48 college credit hours or a passing score on the ParaPro test
  • Six (6) months of related experience
  • Knowledge and skill in understanding and using alphabetical and numerical systems, in organizing and maintaining catalog systems, and in handling finances


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements


  • The job occasionally requires light physical exertion including walking, standing, motor vehicle operation and other forms of light physical activity.
  • The job occasionally requires a moderate level of physical exertion such as handling medium weight materials (11-50 pounds), extensive standing, walking, crawling, bending, stooping or climbing, or assisting special education students with their physical needs.
  • Work is carried out in an agreeable environment as generally represented by normal office conditions and little or no unpleasant elements.
  • Work is occasionally carried out in mildly disagreeable conditions.  Work involves exposure to unpleasant elements such as noise, ventilation, crowded nature of work, exposure to outside weather conditions, pressures related to sensitive situations, sitting;/standing in one position for an extended period of time, etc., that yield a perceptible level of discomfort.
  • Typically involves contact with students, parents, teachers, principal, assistant principal and/or other staff members.


  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Jessica Bennington
    • 1950 Monroe Blvd
    • Ogden, Utah 84401

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