2018-2019 Library Associate

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



100 Peabody Street, NW
District of Columbia
United States


Capital City Public Charter School is seeking a talented Library Associate to organize and assist in the development of our multi-age library program. The Library Associate, as a member of the Library Team, provides services to support patrons’ use of Library resources and services, is responsible for specialized areas of library operations and provides support to the library team.  

This is a 10-month position, which is exempt and

therefore not available for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor

Standards Act.

Responsibilities of the

Library Associate:


Assume responsibility for one or more specialized areas of library

operations such as circulation, basic copy cataloging, periodicals, shelving

and inventory, purchasing, reserves or equipment.


Actively participate in team meetings and activities to support

the Library’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.  


Assist library patrons with circulation, basic information

questions, and related functions.  


Assist patrons in the use of electronic library resources such as

the online catalog, library website, research databases, e-books, Internet,



Search and verify bibliographic citations for books and other

materials for copy cataloging, interlibrary loans, and processing orders, etc.


Shelve library materials and maintain reserve shelving.

 Inventory library collection.  File

in alphabetic and/or numeric files.


Perform routine basic copy cataloging, update records in the

online catalog, withdraw items selected by a librarian, maintain holdings

records, and course reserve records, etc.  


Process new library materials and mend damaged items.


Check in new issues of periodicals, create check-in records, claim

missing issues from vendor, conduct inventory of periodicals, withdraw old

issues and update records and online Periodical List.


Assist patrons to use audio-visual materials and equipment, and

other equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, photocopier, microfiche

reader, etc.  Responsible for equipment inventories, and perform basic

troubleshooting and maintenance of audio-visual equipment.  Schedule equipment for patron use.  


Create and update general library handouts, brochures and signs.

 Write drafts of information for newsletters, class schedule, etc.  Create and maintain displays.  


Participate in planning and implement library outreach activities.


Assist with purchasing, create purchase orders, place orders for

materials, maintain On Order file, receive orders, troubleshoot order problems

with vendors, and assist with financial record keeping.


Share in responsibility of leading and training student workers.


Assist in creating and maintaining library web pages.  


Open or close  the Library at the start or end of the day.

 Responsible for the Library and assisting patrons when a librarian is not



Other duties as assigned.


At least two of the following are required:

Bachelor's degree, 2+ years experience working in a library, 2+

years experience working in schools, 2+ years working with children.  Candidates

should also have: strong collaboration skills, a commitment to meeting the

needs of a diverse population, experience working in urban environments, and a

proven ability to work as a member of a team.

Compensation: $25,000 - $28,000 per year, plus benefits.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to capitalcityjobs@ccpcs.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of your

email. Visit our website at www.ccpcs.org for additional information about our organization.


About Our

School:  Capital

City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK-12. In 2012,

the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4.

 Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The

school implements the EL Education model (www.elschools.org). Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate

projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting

rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social

curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the

integration of arts into the curriculum.



City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of

race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual

orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment

decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications

as related to the requirement of the position being filled.