Library Assistant

Staff / Full-Time

Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME

Lincoln Academy is seeking a Library Assistant for April 3 – June 10th, with the potential to continue for the 2022-23 school year.

The Library Assistant supports the Director of Library Services in the daily operations of a vibrant, busy and flexible library program and space. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic advocates of teen learners and passionate about providing a welcoming, inclusive space for all members of the LA community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows the Director of Library Service’s direction to maintain a vibrant library program centered on student needs and the instructional goals of the school.
  • Assists in maintaining the library as a well-organized, friendly, and pleasant environment for students and staff.
  • Assists in maintaining the online public access catalog (OPAC) and circulation records and performs circulation duties.
  • Performs book, periodical and other media processing, repair and shelving.
  • Promotes reading and information literacy with students and staff and assists students in the selection of books and other learning resources.
  • Guides students and staff in the appropriate use of technology to meet their information needs.
  • Engages with individuals and groups of students to support them in their academic, social and emotional well-being and success.


  • A minimum of 2 years post-secondary training related to job responsibilities, preferably in an Information and Library Services program or educator preparation program.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest and aptitude for working with high school students in a school library setting (an atmosphere where interruptions occur frequently and priorities are often modified).
  • Knowledgeable and/or excited to learn about young adult literature and professional library techniques, systems, and tools.
  • Comfortable with technology and learning new computer skills and willing to upgrade skills as requested and required.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work positively and diplomatically with all types of students and faculty members.
  • Demonstrates evidence of good habits in job attendance and punctuality.
  • Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time, lift, move, climb, crouch, bend, kneel, and shelve books and other library materials and equipment.

Lincoln Academy

Newcastle, ME
High School
Day, Boarding, Residential
All Gender
Town Academy