Information Technology Media Assistant - George Washington High School
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK Under the supervision of the Principal, the Instructional Technology Media Assistant provides on-site, job-embedded professional development for teachers to support the improvement of student learning through the use of technology tools and practices. The Instructional Technology Media Assistant assists the Library-Media Specialist with daily media center operations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide direct support to the classroom teacher for the utilization of technology tools and resources to support instruction in the classroom Develop a rich media center of support materials and technology-enhanced resources for grade levels and subject areas for teachers Monitor student behavior in the media center; answer questions and provide information concerning media center resources; assist students in locating and accessing materials and topics for research, reference, and assignments Monitor media center files; type correspondence and forms Monitor work of student media center assistants and/or volunteers; train assistants in basic media center procedures; review work Tutor students in computer use procedures; may oversee use of photocopying equipment Process new books and materials; insert pockets and cards; may stamp ownership markings; type replacement cards as needed; repair books; prepare books and materials for discard Type orders for books, magazines, and other media center materials; receive and verify orders; maintain records; keep staff and students informed of new resources Maintain audio-visual materials; receive and distribute films and tapes; follow up to ensure timely return as needed; troubleshoot problems with audio-visual equipment; replace bulbs; call for service as needed; check out audio-visual equipment Check books and other media center materials in and out; shelve materials; prepare overdue notices and correspondence; collect fees and write receipts for overdue payments; assist in taking periodic inventory of books and materials; maintain inventory records; enter media center material information on computer Assist Library-Media specialist in maintaining physical appearance of media center; pick up litter and straighten chairs; set up displays; create bulletin boards Organize activities for special media center projects, such as used book drives Perform other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Must have a strong foundation the integration of technology into the classroom Must be able to communicate effectively with adult and student learners Ability to maintain accurate records Ability to organize and set priorities Ability to learn the operation of audio-visual equipment Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and staff