JobID 3101 : Library Media Teacher (#2038000)
Arlington Heights School District 25 has an opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Library Media Teacher for the 2020-21 school year at Ivy Hill Elementary School.
- Must possess a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a Library Information Specialist endorsement
- Preferred candidates will speak a second language.
In the fulfillment of this position it is essential that a number of roles be assumed, most notable that of a teacher, an information facilitator and an instructional consultant. The specific tasks and expectations of Library Media Teachers are delineated within the following classifications:
In the role of teacher, the Library Media Teacher will function as a facilitator for both students and colleagues. The facilitation will include advising, directing, coordinating, creating, encouraging and participating in other such interactive processes that promote collegiality and mutual growth. In this endeavor the specific responsibilities of the Library Media Teacher shall be to:
1. assist and assess learning and extend curricular experience through the use of available resources;
2. provide individual and group instruction in information retrieval in the classroom or library media center. This includes selecting, retrieving, analyzing, synthesizing, communicating and producing information; and
3. be familiar with all grade level curriculum (K - 8) in order to participate in both district and school curriculum development and implementation.
In the role of information facilitator, the Library Media Teacher's specific responsibilities shall be to:
1. make resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed collection within the school and through access to resources outside the school:
2. provide access to the library media center collection via an accurate and efficient retrieval system that uses the expanding searching capabilities of the computer;
3. continue the development of a program that allows access to the library media center and to qualified professional staff throughout the school day.
4. be familiar with the copyright laws and interpret them for staff;
5. be aware and trained in the process of accessing the newest information sources and information retrieval systems;
6. utilize the materials selection policy which supports the district's and schools' goals and curriculum.
In the role of materials and resource manager, the Library Media Teacher's specific responsibilities shall be to:
1. regularly participate in building, district, department, and grade level curriculum development and assessment projects;
2. assist teachers in using information resources, acquiring and assessing instructional materials, and incorporating information skills into the curricula;
3. use a systematic instructional development process in working with teachers to support instruction activities;
4. provide leadership in the assessment, evaluation, and implementation of information and instructional strategies;
5. maintain communication with local libraries and the library system; and
6. promote positive school community relationships.
Applications are considered complete when all required materials are submitted, including the following:
- a completed online application
- a current resume and letter of interest
- three letters of recommendation
- a photocopy of all academic transcripts
All supporting documents must be uploaded into your online application. Letter of interest may be addressed to:
Mr. Brian Kaye
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Planning
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