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JOB TITLE: Media Specialist
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Principal
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree or higher
Valid South Carolina Professional Certificate in Media Science or out-of-state license
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board finds appropriate and acceptable.
Must possess a valid state driver's license
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:
To provide all students with an enriched media environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media resources.
SPECIFIC DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Operates and supervises the media center to which assigned.
Evaluates, selects, and requisitions new media materials.
Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials; makes media materials available to implement the instructional program.
Informs teachers and other staff members regarding newly acquired materials.
Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media materials; instructs teachers and students on use of the system.
Arranges for inter media loan of materials of interest for use by teachers.
Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media resources.
Promotes appropriate conduct of students using the media center facilities.
Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skills in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments.
Presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic on the invitation of the teachers.
Participates in curriculum meetings.
Counsels with and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests.
Arranges frequently changing book-related displays and exhibits likely to interest the media center patrons.
Prepares and administers the media center budget.
Supervises media aides and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties.
Participates actively in media and other educational and professional associations at the local, regional, state, and national level.
Removes obsolete and worn materials from the collections.
Supervises the clerical routines necessary for the smooth operation of the media center.
Implements the district and state-approved curriculum.
Follows all state public school education laws and School Board Policies.
Performs all other duties that may be asked by supervisor, principal, and/or superintendent.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.
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