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Library Assistant: Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School - Albuquerque, NM

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Title: Library Assistant

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Job Type: Full-time, roughly 200 contract days with school breaks

Direct Supervisor(s): Library Media Specialist

Compensation: $30,000-38,000 plus benefits including health, dental, retirement, and tuition assistance



Responsibilities encompass a diverse range of tasks that contribute to the overall success of the library and its role in fostering a conducive learning environment. This position requires a passion for literature, organization skills, and a commitment to helping students and educators access educational resources.

  • Library circulation tasks including checking in and checking out books while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Freedom to Read Statement and Library Bill of Rights

  • Organizing, shelving, and maintaining library materials and records

  • Guiding students in accessing and utilizing library resources, including print and electronic materials

  • Assisting in the selection and acquisition of new library materials in accordance with school materials selection policies

  • Maintaining a safe and welcoming space for students and staff

  • Sponsoring student clubs and creating student programming

  • Creating and maintaining displays to encourage a love of reading

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Background and interest in working with libraries, public or school

  • Familiarity with Follett Destiny Library Manager or another integrated library system

  • Passion for current middle grade and Young Adult literature

  • Google Workspace skills including Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills 

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to lift +35 lbs unassisted

  • Ability to obtain a New Mexico Education Assistant (PK-12) License

  • Bachelor’s degree or some college/training in Library and Information Science, English/Literature, or a similar field is desirable, but not required.


Please send an email to which includes your resume, a cover letter, and contact information (phone number and email) for at least three professional references.  References will not be contacted without first notifying the candidate.  When applying, please use the job title as your subject line. Priority consideration will be given to application materials received on or before March 31, 2024.  

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