The library media specialist is a professional educator with specialized training who implements the mission statement and directs the library media services. The library media specialist is an integral part of the school staff as he/she provides leadership as a resource consultant and media specialist in the instructional program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Additional duties may be assigned.
- Develops and adopts a library media mission statement.
- Formulates immediate and long-range goals and implements feedback and evaluation procedures.
- Utilizes the district's adopted selection policy to select, organize, distribute, and maintain library materials and equipment.
- Maintains open communication with staff, administration, parents and students.
- Maintains professional resources for staff.
- Involves students and staff in purchasing decisions, and provides feedback regarding recent acquisitions.
- Fosters an atmosphere which encourages usage of library media center in the promotion of learning.
- Provides input in the selection, training, scheduling, and evaluation of building media support staff (student assistants and volunteers).
- Organizes and maintains records of media acquisitions, circulation, etc., for inventory, maintenance, reporting and certification purposes.
- Assists teachers, students and staff in the production of supplementary teaching/learning materials.
- Coordinates daily operations of the building media center.
- Prepares an annual budget request for library media center and submits it to the proper administration.
- Curation of library and online resources.
- Demonstrates knowledge regarding school philosophy, curriculum instruction, and educational programs.
- Participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and district level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners.
- Attends and presents at departmental/grade level meetings
- Understand what digital citizenship looks like at various student developmental stages and assist teachers and students with their understanding and observance of the same.
- Collaborates with teachers and student to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking.
- Participate in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by proving group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
- Has a working knowledge of national and state legislation affecting the school library media program.
- Participates in professional organizations, workshops and conferences.
- Cooperate and network with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside of the school.
- Remain current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Google Suite applications.
- Use strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program.
Principal and Director of Instructional Technology
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Must hold a valid Missouri Teaching Certificate and a certification in Library Media.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly sit, talk, listen, and respond. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee will regularly stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, precise hand-eye coordination and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Occasionally, the employee may lift up to 50 pounds, such as, to lift files, papers, and equipment. The foregoing is not an exclusive list and the employee may be required to exceed the minimum physical demand specifications should the safety and security of students and staff be compromised.
The above physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually at a moderate to loud level with frequent interruptions. The employee continuously interacts with students, staff and the public. Travel may be necessary to various District buildings and/or other sites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.
The information contained in job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.