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Chinese Library Assistant

companyAtlanta International School
locationAtlanta, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Atlanta International School (AIS) offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum to all students, from 3K through grade 12. Our challenging academic programs develop internationally-minded, critical-thinking students able to take complex and often disparate knowledge, concepts and skills, and forge these into new and unique ways of solving problems. We provide a rigorous education in a diverse, multicultural, multilinguistic community where the reality and hope of human potential are in action. 

Our mission at AIS is to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. All AIS employees believe deeply in the potential of each student, value critical thinking (their own and students’) and know learning can be fun and exciting. AIS offers an incredible spirit of community and diversity of perspectives that come from students, families, and employees representing more than 90 nationalities and over 60 languages. 

JOB PURPOSE

Position Title: Chinese Library Assistant 

Division: Library

FLSA: Non-Exempt

AIS Position Status: Assistant

Hours per week: 8h/ every two weeks

Reports to: Librarians

Starting Date: August 2024

The Library Assistant works with the library team in the overall day to day operation of the library and contributes to the delivery of the school library program, which includes providing Chinese language programming to students and supporting collection development of Chinese materials for the library.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists other library staff members in the overall day to day operation of the library
  • Assists in the planning and the delivery of the library program: storytelling, reading challenges, library skills activities  
  • Maintains the library in a clean, safe and orderly condition
  • Optimizes and prepares the use of all the library spaces and equipment
  • Assists with circulation of print materials, including but not limited to the loan, return, reservation, and weeding of materials
  • Shelves library books and materials on a daily basis
  • Assists in the development and creation of displays and announcements to encourage library usage
  • Performs clerical duties (i.e. processing materials and mail, covering/repairing books)
  • Assists patrons in locating and selecting appropriate materials
  • Maintains appropriate behavior of students
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about patrons
  • Performs such other duties as are consistent with the position and assigned by the librarians
  • Participates in professional learning activities which align with school and library improvement goals
  • Participates in professional learning activities designed to enhance technology, information literacy or library management skills
  • Participates in staff development opportunities provided by the school

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent 
  • Proficiency in English and Chinese 
  • Experience with and knowledgeable about library organization 
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion 
  • Enjoys working with students, staff and parents in an educational setting 
  • Has strong computer skills and familiarity with Google applications  
  • Loves books and reading
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, bend, squat, reach and lift, carry, push or pull light weights
  • Able to work in a team environment 
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions and file alphabetically and numerically with speed and accuracy 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality 
  • Able to prioritize tasks and to adjust to work assignments and/or schedule changes
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward work assignments
  • Accepts responsibility for work assigned
  • Accepts constructive criticism

KEY ROLE COMPETENCIES

  • Adaptability 
  • Builds Relationships and Rapport 
  • Caring
  • Collaborative
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Inspiring
  • Learner 
  • Seeks Feedback 
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

TO BE CONSIDERED

To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit the following items: a letter of interest, resume, and email and phone contact information for three professional references with at least one being supervisory in nature by the stipulated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

EEO

AIS is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan Atlanta area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. AIS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates. 

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