JobID 1111 : Media Specialist (#1544593)
Under the general supervision of the Principal, to assist students, and teaching staff with an enriching library/media center environment with a wide range of reading and other educational materials; maintains library collection at school site; develops appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; and instructs students and others on the proper use of the library resources.
2. Troubleshoots all audio-visual (A/V) equipment.
3. Knows and uses Dewey Decimal System.
4. Catalogs and processes new books and equipment.
5. Repairs, covers and binds damaged books.
6. Screens, selects, orders, organizes and circulates all types of instructional material(s) and equipment.
7. Encourages staff and students to access library/media center and its resources.
8. Plans, develops and encourages selection and purchase of age/interest appropriate literary and media materials in collaboration with students and staff.
9. Evaluates continuously the media program and plans ahead for future growth and development with the building administration and teachers.
10. Supervises students during library visits.
11. Prepares materials as needed for instruction.
12. Processes check-ins and check-outs of books, periodicals, reference materials and audio-visual (A/V) equipment to staff and students before, during and after school.
13. Coordinates and sets-up of special events and book fairs in the library.
14. Works with students in groups or individuals in the development of media and computer skills through help with reference work, selection of books and online reference searches.
15. Maintains circulation records for library books, reference materials, periodicals and textbook depository.
16. Inventories, orders and stocks library supplies, as needed.
17. Maintains current records, tracking over-due and lost books, creating accounts for patrons and managing student library cards.
18. Performs general office duties including answering phones, directing calls and taking messages as appropriate, greeting the public, typing, copying, filing, sorting materials and general correspondence.
19. Takes all responsible precautions to provide for health and safety of the students and to protect equipment, materials and facilities.
20. Promptly reports any serious accident or illness affecting students in the teacher’s charge or any incident which might affect the school, teachers or students therein.
21. Assists administration in implementing policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
22. Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, staff and students and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
23. Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
24. Complies with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
25. Attends work regularly and is punctual.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of pre/post high school program eligibility requirements.
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or university or equivalent. Master’s degree (M.S. in Library Media or a (M.L.S.) Masters of Library Science) or equivalent strongly preferred. Must be highly qualified under the reauthorized ESEA. Prior successful experience working in a library or school setting and teaching students strongly preferred.
• Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with and teach students and staff.
• Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small group situations to students and other school staff. Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries from students. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, IEPs, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, governmental regulations and professional journals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret data and bar graphs.
• Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in varying forms and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to problem solve and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, accounting software, internet software, e-mail, spreadsheets and word processing software. Ability to provide basic computer, A/V equipment and hardware troubleshooting. Ability to proficiently use the following programs strongly preferred: MS Word, MS Excel, Google Documents, and MS Outlook. Ability to type accurately and proficiently.
• Other Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of child growth and development at each level of instruction and of the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of students. Possesses knowledge of effective behavior management methods. Ability to meet time lines and exercise good judgment while working in a dynamic environment.
• Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District including meeting current highly qualified requirements under the reauthorized ESEA. Must have a valid teacher's license and subject specific endorsement(s): Library Media.
- [State] State Certification as a Librarian or Library/Media Specialist or as required for positions.
- Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
- Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
- Masters Degree preferred.
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate field preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt