Media Specialist

Job | Posted 6 years ago
Position Areas
Media Specialist/Librarian


POSITION:             Media Specialist
EFFECTIVE:          2015-2016 School Year
LOCATION:            Various Locations

This is a professional position to meet the instructional goals of the school and school system by delivering instructional programs effectively to ensure student achievement.

  • Direct and evaluate student learning experiences;
  • Provide guidance to students to promote education development and welfare;
  • Provide care and protection of school property;
  • Supervise student activity on school property; and
  • Plan and coordinate the instructional program in accordance with the current curricula.
  • Plans instruction that enriches and extends classroom instruction and integrates the Library Media Learning Outcomes;
  • Plans collaboratively with faculty to ensure the integration of information literacy skills into all curricular areas;
  • Guides students to develop comprehension skills through exposure to a variety of reading material as well as to comprehend, interpret, analyze and evaluate informational sources and literature;
  • Teaches SMCPS Network Usage Standards;
  • Instructs students in the use of productivity, presentation software, audio/video production, and multimedia productions in the context of content area instruction;
  • Provides instruction and demonstration lessons illustrating the appropriate use of technology, appropriate materials, strategies and techniques for effective use of new technologies in various content areas;
  • Assists staff as needed in information retrieval, media production, and in the use of electronic resources;
  • Assists teachers in individualizing instruction in media outcomes for special populations such as ESL, special education, and gifted/talented;
  • Provides in-service instruction on the use of materials, programs and equipment to faculty and staff:  Train staff in the use of computer equipment and implementation procedures to ensure proper maintenance of this equipment;
  • Provides in-service instruction in the use of library media materials and equipment;
  • Instructs staff in the use of productivity, presentation software, audio/video production, and multimedia productions in the context of content area instruction;
  • Continuously updates personal knowledge about new technologies in PDP;
  • Collaborates with principals, school improvement teams, and instructional supervisors to plan for the appropriate uses of technology for instruction;
  • Supervises supporting clerical and technical staff assigned to the media center;
  • Prepares plans for keeping the resources collection and network technology current;
  • Compiles a collection development policy based on the St. Mary’s County Library Media Program and site-related data;
  • Provides opportunities for the faculty and students to participate in the selection and evaluation of materials on the Library Media Technology Committee;
  • Maintains accurate records as required for state, county, and school reports;
  • Creates a school library media center climate which encourages students and faculty to take full advantage of its resources;
  • Solicits feedback from all users to assist in program evaluation and the continuous improvement of services;
  • Provides network assistance for the school-wide network, classroom computers, and computer lab;
  • Coordinates the overall implementation of use of computer hardware and software in the school;
  • Participates in co-curricular activities;
  • Maintains accurate student attendance;
  • Assists students with learning activities;
  • Takes part in professional development activities;
  • Cooperates with students and staff;
  • Maintains open lines of communications with students, staff and parents;
  • Maintains current lesson plans;
  • Serves as primary technology contact; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Possess professional certification for the appropriate teaching level;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum, instruction, staff development, and assessment process; and
  • Possess the ability to relate well with students, colleagues, parents, and staff.
Full-time ten-month position.
The salary for this position will be based on the appropriate position on the licensed professional’s salary schedule (#4).


Posted By

St. Mary's County Public Schools

23160 Moakley Street , Leonardtown, MD 20650

At the following locations

District Wide

23160 Moakley Street , Leonardtown, MD 20650

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $15,742

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.80

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 4,679