Library Media Specialist - .5 FTE Madison .5 FTE McKinley

Job | Posted 9 days ago


Position Vacancy for 2020-2021 School Year

Position Purpose: The Library Media Specialist leads student and staff in the effective use of ideas and information. The Library Media Specialist empowers students to be curious, creative and critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.


  • Reading Advocacy
    • Develop and implement activities that motivate students to read, write, view, speak, and listen for learning, enrichment, and personal pleasure.
    • Integrate and model reading strategies in interactions with students.
    • Promote reading across the curriculum.
  •  Teaching
    • Guide students and assist educators to use a broad range of appropriate resources to interpret, evaluate, develop, transform, and use information. Provide students with group and individual instruction and resources that meet diverse learning needs, reflect current information pursuits, and incorporate changes in technology and education.
    • Teach and assess identified national and state library and technology standards.
  • Build Learning Experiences with Teachers
    • Collaborate with educators and students to design, implement, and evaluate inquiry-based learning experiences. Provide instructional assistance to staff and students in the use and integration of instructional technology resources.
    • Engage in curricular leadership through participation in school and district committees and staff development.
  • Library Management Services
    • Staff Development: Help plan and implement staff development, especially efforts involved with improving reading, copyright, inquiry-based instructional approaches, research, and technology integration.
  • Program Planning
    • Engage with the school community (students, teachers, parents) to:
      • Assess the needs of the school and establish annual and long-range goals that are part of the school and district-wide strategic planning process and reflect the school’s mission and goals,
      • Build a program that supports the mission, goals and objectives of the school, and
      • Evaluate success in achieving these goals.
  • Advocacy and Marketing
    • Promote library programs, services and resources through a wide range of communication formats and strategies.
  • Manage Resources, Facilities, Budgets and Services
    • Develop and manage the library budget.
    • Develop, organize, maintain and circulate a current, well-balanced, high-quality collection.
      • Evaluate, select and order age-appropriate, reviewed sources that support or enrich the curriculum and personal reading goals of the district and building.
      • Maintains the currency of the collection by weeding obsolete resources.
    • Provide ubiquitous access to materials in physical and digital forms. Analyze staffing needs, train and work with library staff members to support the program.
    • Continuing Professional Development: Continue to develop own professional practice through participating in professional organizations, attending professional development activities, and engaging professional learning networks.

  • North Dakota Teaching certificate
  • Minimum one year teaching experience, elementary level preferred
  • K-12 media certification (LM02) or willingness to file a plan of study to complete

To Apply: Log on to to view current vacancies and complete our online application. For more information or questions please call 701-446-1050 or email at
The Fargo Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, or participation in lawful activity off the employer’s premises during non-working hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related interests of the employer in its education/activities and employment practices. The Fargo Public Schools seek to provide access to all its programs for those interested persons who might have differing levels of ability. This includes those with impaired vision and hearing loss.

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Fargo Public Schools

415 4th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$13,827 (USD)

State Average: $13,824 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 11.82

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 80