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Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired 

Announces Employment Opportunity: Library Assistant II

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired has an opening for a full-time Library Assistant II. This is a calendar year position (work during the summer) located on the Iowa School for the Deaf campus in Council Bluffs, IA. The position is responsible for circulating specialized educational materials statewide for students who are blind and visually impaired.

Applications received by July 1, 2021 will receive first consideration. For an application, visit our website at or call Jenny Lidgett at 712-366-3284 or email

Primary Function:

Under general supervision of the Literacy Consultant, performs library duties requiring an in-depth knowledge of the policies and procedures related to maintaining a collection of educational materials used by agency staff statewide for the education of students who are blind or visually impaired. Maintains a database of American Printing House for the Blind (APH) materials and eligible recipients, requiring data entry, report generation including helping with the annual APH census and ongoing verification of student eligibility. Completes APH orders, communicates with staff regarding orders and order tracking. Performs shipping and receiving duties, including retrieval of items, packaging, scheduling delivery and return shipments, and returning materials to inventory. Performs basic preparation, troubleshooting, and repair or replacement of materials, as well as replenishes inventory as needed. Duties involve the use of the library’s automation system (Follett-Destiny), various software packages including Google and Microsoft products, conventional library materials and office equipment.  May provide functional supervision to merit employees.

Eligibility Requirements:

Two years of library work experience or a combination of related work experience, undergraduate education, and/or post-high school library training totaling three years required.


$17.11 per hour. Comprehensive benefit package.

Other Position Details:

Full-time, Calendar year appointment (work during the summer). Position is located on the Iowa School for the Deaf campus in Council Bluffs, IA. Position starts as soon as possible. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. On occasion, may require overnight travel.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted beginning immediately with first consideration given to applications received by July 1, 2021.  


Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa Program.


Phone: 7123663284

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