JobID 432 : School Librarian (2019-2020 School Year) (#1231691)

Job | Posted a year ago

Job Title:  School Librarian
Reports to (Title):  Principal
Terms of Employment:
Certified Salary Scale
Hours per day:  8
Days per year:   195
Type of position:
FLSA Status:
General Summary:
Under general supervision of the principal and in consultation with the director of instructional technology, provides all students, faculty and staff with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth; aids all students in acquiring the skills needed to access a variety of learning commons (library) media resources. 
Essential Functions:
  • Supports and upholds the mission, vision and strategic goals of Lexington County School District One.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive collaborative relationship with all stakeholders, including school and district staff, students, parents, and community members to ensure an environment conducive to learning.
  • Establishes a safe, supportive, positive and productive working and learning environment.
  • Plans, prepares and provides instruction in the skills necessary to access information in all formats to ensure optimal student achievement.  Instruction can be implemented in large group, small group and individual settings.
  • Establishes and maintains standards for acceptable student behavior, using appropriate techniques.
  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge of theories, techniques, technology and skills in the field of library information science.  Engages in professional development activities that enhance this knowledge.
  • Provides an atmosphere conducive to individual inquiry, small group activities, research, study and relaxation in support of student achievement.
  • Develops and maintains a balanced comprehensive collection of print media, non-print media, and technology to support classroom curriculum.  Assists teachers and staff in the selection of media for student achievement.
  • Trains staff on the use of specialized equipment and/or technology, in addition to training on applicable educational software.
  • Oversees and trains staff on copyright policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates additional professional competencies, responsibilities and requirements as established by the State Board of Education and policies of the district.
  • Maintains and updates computerized inventory of library holdings and patron information; maintains card catalogs and other collection records as needed.
  • Schedules and video-records instructional programs as requested by teachers; dubs videotapes as requested; assists in evaluating quality and effectiveness of programs for classroom use; schedules and sets up audio-visual equipment in classrooms as needed for viewing.
  • Prepares books, periodicals and newspapers, videotapes and other materials for circulation.
  • Assists students and teachers in selecting appropriate reading materials and information sources and in locating needed information for research/classroom projects.
  • Performs general library duties, including receiving and processing new materials, cataloging, checking materials in and out, reserving materials for faculty and staff members, shelving materials and straightening shelves, weeding materials, mending books, preparing book displays, preparing bibliographies, etc.
  • Prepares and issues student library cards.
  • Conducts annual physical inventory of library materials.
  • Assists in coordinating special programs, services and events, as required.
  • Maintains neatness and cleanliness of Learning Commons.
  • Compiles data for and prepares various administrative, technical and statistical reports required by the school and district.
  • Prepares posters, signs, and banners and laminates items for teachers as requested.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance, and complaints in areas of responsibility.
  • Operates a variety of equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, audio-visual equipment, recording equipment, digital cameras, copiers, calculators, telephones, laminating machines, die cut machines, art waxers, binding machines, etc.
  • Participates in all professional meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Selects, requests, and maintains an inventory of instructional aides, technology tools, equipment, and supplies needed for daily activities; provides for safe storage and proper use of all materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Effectively uses personal technology devices and software applications for the management of pertinent information and communication.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Education/Work Experience:
  • Master’s degree in library science with internship experience of at least one year; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina teaching certificate and certification in library science.
  • Valid South Carolina driver’s license.
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school district which pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.  Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and operations. Ability to provide instruction to students through explanation, demonstration and/or supervised practice.  Ability to supervise students and maintain order in an out-of-classroom situation.  Ability to operate general office and library equipment in the performance of daily activities.  Ability to conduct an inventory and construct and administer a budget.  Ability to classify, catalogue, and process all library materials. Ability to procure appropriate materials for the Learning Commons. Ability to provide training, instruction, and guidance to library assistants. Extensive knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and mathematical computation.  Knowledge of the principles of office management.  Knowledge of the records and reports which must be prepared and maintained.  Ability to maintain high standards of accuracy in exercising duties.  Ability to anticipate work to be completed and complete work without the need for direct supervision.  Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee and student records and information.   Ability to demonstrate high level application of technology devices in the performance of daily activities.  Ability to demonstrate proper maintenance, safe operation and utilization of equipment, materials and supplies used in daily activities.  Ability to interact and communicate effectively with students and their parents, district staff, teachers and all other groups involved with the activities of the position.
Working Conditions:
Duties are performed in an office and learning commons setting with no significant exposure to adverse environmental conditions.   Physical demands are restricted to work requiring occasional lifting/moving of items up to fifty pounds.  Occasional travel may be required; no overnight travel required.
Responsible for learning commons budget construction and administration as assigned.  Supervises students and library assistant(s) in the learning commons.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school board’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel.
Disclaimer Statement:
This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties.  The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other related duties as assigned/required.

Posted By

Lexington County School District 01

100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,472 (USD)

State Average: $11,316 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.20

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 766