Media Specialist (Librarian)
Job | Posted 5 days ago
Days Per Year: 191
JOB TITLE: Library Media Specialist K-8
REPORTS TO: Campus Principal
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
PAY GRADE: Teacher Salary Scale
The Library Media Specialist K-8 collaborates with teaching staff in the development of student information literacy through the administration of the library media program, provides specialized instruction to students and teaching staff, and oversees the selection, organization, utilization, and maintenance of library, information and curriculum resources, in an effort to increase student academic performance.
All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
- Two years’ successful experience as a teacher
- Experience teaching, modeling, and coaching educational technology for both students and staff.
- Valid Texas Teaching Certification
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in library resources, Informational/Media or comparable program
- Library Media Specialist experience
- Experience in K-12 educational research
- Strong organizational, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
- Expertise in using technology in instruction and has demonstrated that through effective lessons such as those in TechFusion
- Experienced in leading engaging staff development sessions
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Learning and Teaching
- Fosters the development of information finding, analyzing and problem-solving skills to support investigations and encouraging students to become skilled creators of information and ideas.
- Reading Advocacy
- Promoting a love of reading culture among students and staff; maintaining a library culture that encourages reading for pleasure and professional growth; supporting school reading incentive programs, providing book talks and reading consultations for students and staff.
- Information Access and Delivery
- Collaborating with and providing instruction for students in the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of units or assignments that utilize instructional technology and information resources.
- Assisting staff and students in using knowledge meaningfully for decision making and problem solving.
- Providing instruction for students and staff.
- Assisting staff and students with strategies for intellectual access to information and ideas for learning (finding, judging, and using information) that they can use within and beyond school settings.
- Providing information and instruction in areas of information literacy, the Research Cycle, Acceptable Use Policy, internet safety, ethics, intellectual property and copyright, and use of educational technologies.
- Promoting the integrated use of technology as a learning tool; and creating and maintaining the campus library website.
- Promote innovation, creativity and individual choice through the selection and use of resources in the Library.
- Cultivate, promote, manage and maintain a Maker Space for all students to use.
- Program Administration/Management
- Establishes and coordinates efficient systems to enhance the use of information resources.
- Creating and implementing procedures for library media center operations including, but not limited to: planning and evaluation, budgeting, access, student and teacher use, instruction, services, facilities, and collection development (selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, inventory, weeding).
- Developing and maintaining a diversified library collection of print, non-print, and electronic resources to support curricular needs, the development of student literacy, and the interests of the students, using up-to-date review sources and selection practices.
- Maintaining circulation systems for library, processional, and curriculum materials.
- Creating an environment and implementing systems to promote intellectual and physical access to library media materials and equipment.
- Scheduling the library media facilities for instruction and supervising students.
- Provides leadership, instruction, and consulting assistance in the use of literature, leading edge instruction and information technology.
- Modeling instructional strategies and coaching staff members in the integration of instructional technology.
- Participating as a learner and teacher in district wide meetings, in-service, and committees.
- Partner with Campus Instructional Technology Specialists to provide campus professional development, coaching and modeling for instructional technology.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and the local board in the area of library services.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following Physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will also require both traveling within the district.
Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants, you understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination, nonrenewal, or reassignment as applicable.
Spring Independent School District
16717 ELLA BLVD, HOUSTON, TX 77090-4299
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $10,068 (USD)
% ELL Students
State Average: 17%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 15.26
% IEP Students
State Average: 9%
State Average: 558