Media Specialist

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General Definition of Work Performs intermediate professional work instructing students in library skills, operating a school library and serving as a resource for instructional personnel and students, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the school principal.

Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Essential Functions Plans, oversees, supervises and operates the library; provides instruction in library skills; serves as library and media resource person. Evaluates, selects and orders new library materials. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system of cataloging library materials. Instructs students and faculty in the use of library, media and audio visual materials and equipment. Teaches essential library and reference skills and topics related to academic areas. Counsels with and provides guidance to students with special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests. Publicizes the services of the library. Promotes appropriate conduct of students utilizing the library by establishing and enforcing rules. Performs general library duties relating to cataloging, reference, shelving, inventory and circulation. Prepares and administers the library budget. Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, materials and practices; thorough knowledge of prescribed school system policies and procedures; ability to evaluate library programs and services and develop improved methods; ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written formats; skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages, hardware and peripheral equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students and parents.

Education and Experience Bachelor's degree with coursework in library science, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Physical Requirements This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing and walking and occasionally requires sitting, lifting and repetitive motions; work requires close vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

Special Requirements Possession of appropriate license(s), certificate(s) and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board. Reports To Principal

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New Kent County Public Schools

P.O. Box 110 , New Kent, VA 23124

At the following locations

George W. Watkins Elementary School

6501 New Kent Highway , Quinton, VA 23141