you are the kind of person who is organized, likes to focus on details, is
responsible, gets pleasure out of helping others, and isn't afraid to admit you
don't understand something and are not sure what to do, then being a library
monitor might be just the job for you.
monitors are responsible for showing up at their scheduled time. If you
are unable to show up for some reason you need to find someone to substitute
for you, except if you are at home sick.
are responsible for helping to keep the library a safe, welcoming place where
people can come to work or just find a quiet place.
in the library involves many different tasks. Some of them are mentioned
We had a few people take on this job last year. While all library jobs are important, this position requires dedicated responsible individuals who don't need reminders to show up to work.
Your job will be to collect a group of primary students from their classroom, bring them to the library, help them find and check out books and make sure they get back to their rooms safe and sound.
To Check Out Books
- Scan Card
- Scan barcode(s)
in top left corner of book(s)
- If the student
has an overdue book(s) do not sign out the book ask if it is at
school and if so, ask them to get the book and renew or return it,
- call the
To Check In Books
- hear the beep and
ensure each title shows on the screen
- put book(s) on
Shelving Cart in the correct place
- Stay at the
circulation desk and wait for people to come to sign out books. If you
wish, you may assist by doing other library duties but your main
responsibility is to Check In and Check Out books so keep an eye on the
desk. You may be asked to assist a student, e.g., to find a book.
Shelving and Tidying Shelves
- Arrange books on
the shelving cart according to type (see stickers or spine label on
spine): E for picture books, F for novels, Graphic Novels go in the
graphic spinner, Non-Fiction have numbers.
- Put books that
are on the shelving cart away in the correct section of the library. If
you are unsure of where the books go, ask the teacher-librarian. Do not shelve books
unless you are sure you know where they go. It is a HUGE job to track down misshelved books!
- Shelf Reading
involves reading the barcodes on shelved to see if there are any books in
the wrong place.
- Tidying shelves
involves shelving books that have been looked at and left lying on the end
of the shelf as well as making sure that books are in the correct section.
Morning, Break, Lunch,
- arrange the
chairs - one chair under each computer, chairs under the tables.
- tidy magazine
display and ensure the magazines are in order with the back issues put
- organize graphic
novels keeping series together
paperback spinners and paperback picture books to ensure books are in the
Morning - also include:
- take down chairs
- open the curtains
- turn on checkout
After School - also include:
- close the
- shut down all
computers unless someone is using the computer
- check to see if
plants need water
Help With Research Groups
When students are working in the library you
may be asked to help them to
- find information on their research topic
- use the school computers
- find and categorize
- edit written
- type work into
- scan pictures
- use presentation
Processing New Books
- stamping new
- scanning the ISBN
- putting on