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MEDIA SPECIALIST

North Kingstown School Department (learn more)

North Kingstown , Rhode Island (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2854863
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Re-posted: December 4, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Media Specialist

This position will be between 2 elementary schools


FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:
Media Specialist
Department:
School
Reports to:
Building Principal
Supervises:
Potentially Media Clerk
Description of job:
Summary of Responsibilities:

Provide educational services to teachers, students, library clerks and the community. Provide the overall leadership necessary to support the operation of a school library media center.

Essential Functions:

1. Information Specialist: Develop instructional programs and services for students and staff to ensure their ability to access, evaluate, and communicate information. Includes, but is not be limited to, the following:

Provide access to materials in all formats.

Provide access to a full range of technology.

Provide reference services and assistance in identifying and locating information in support of curricula.

Provide information and the application of emerging technologies related to the educational process.

Provide access to and assistance in using technological informational resources such as computerized databases and online services of information networks.

Assist in delivering digital citizenship to students.

Assist in delivering typing skills when appropriate.

2. Teacher: Share expertise with students, teachers, library clerks and student assistants. Teaching activities include but are not limited to the following:

Provide continual integration of library media skills and services into the curriculum.

Develop an instructional program focusing on informational research, evaluation and communication.

Develop programs that encourage the love of reading and the appreciation of literature both for information and recreation.

Provide opportunities to develop listening skills and visual literacy.

Develop programs to inform the teaching staff of the services and opportunities provided by the library media center.

Provide instruction in library media skills and resources correlated with grade level curriculum.

Provide instruction in the operation and application of library media center technologies.


3. Instructional Consultant:

Provide leadership and expertise working with classroom teachers in planning effective connections between the library media center and the classroom to support various learning styles, learning rates, and teaching strategies.

Maintain a broad knowledge of curriculum across grade levels and content areas to provide informational links with library resources.

Advise faculty and library clerks in the application of a broad spectrum of library media informational resources and technology as it relates to the instructional process.

Provide expertise in the selection of material which represents a wide range of viewpoints, cultures, grade levels and interests.

Provide research and resources to curriculum committees.

Prepare bibliographies, reading lists and curriculum support materials for students and staff.

Select, preview and demonstrate instructional material as related to the Library Media Center.

4. Program Manager:

Evaluate and select new library media center materials, both print and non-print.

Train library clerks and volunteers to assist in providing services in the library media center.

Order, receive, verify, catalog and process materials for circulation following established procedures in accordance with budgetary controls and constraints.

Arrange and display library materials.

Publish and disseminate information pertaining to new acquisitions.

Review collection periodically, taking necessary action to maintain library materials in current as well as good condition following established procedures.

Perform library year-end activities such as inventory.

Work daily with Chromebooks. Send out student repairs, lend out daily Chromebooks, assist with investigation of Chromebook issues as appropriate.

Develop media center spaces that are supportive of student collaboration.

Coordinate with other library media specialists and building principal to schedule and plan library media center services and programs.

Maintain an on-going professional development program in library media services.

Maintain a working relationship with town library system through use of technology and personal interchanges.

All other tasks assigned by the Principal.


Protective Personal Equipment:
n/a
Classification:
Sedentary:
Light:
Medium: X
Heavy:
Very Heavy:
Classification Key:
Sedentary – Exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally; negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push/pull or otherwise move objects;
Light – Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently or negligible amounts of force constantly to move objects;
Medium – Exerting 20 lbs. – 50 lbs. of force occasionally; 10 lbs. – 20 lbs. frequent; and/or greater than negligible up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects;
Heavy – Exerting 50 lbs. – 100 lbs. of force occasionally; in excess of 50 lbs. frequently; 10 lbs. – 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects;
Very Heavy – Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally; and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently; in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Driving Requirements:
None:
Manual: Possibly
Automatic: Possibly

Work Environment
Floor Surface:
Tile and/or carpet
Inside:
Up to 100%
Outside:


Lighting:
Incandescent or Fluorescent
Vibration:
n/a

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

LIFTING
Maximum weight lifted: up to 50 pounds occasionally
WEIGHT
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Heights
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.






X




10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 – 50 lbs.


X









CARRYING
Maximum weight carried: up to 50 lbs.
WEIGHT
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Distances
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.




x






10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 – 50 lbs.


X


















PUSHING/PULLING
Maximum push/pull: 35 lbs.
WEIGHT or FORCE
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Distances
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.




X






10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








100 + lbs.


X









ACTIVITY
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Comments
Sitting




X




Standing




X




Walking




X




Bending


X






Twisting


X






Crawling
X








Kneeling


X






Squatting


X






Climbing


X






Reaching – Vertical


X






Reaching – Horizontal




X




Grasping


X






Pinching


X






Manual Dexterity


X






Fine Dexterity


X






FREQUENCY KEY: Never (0%); Occasionally (0 – 33% of shift); Frequently (34-66% of shift); Constant (67 – 100% of shift)



Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above noted essential duties 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

Requisite Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of the following:

Characteristics, use and design of information systems, including both information sources and information retrieval systems utilizing existing and emerging technologies

Selection, acquisition, organization and maintenance of information systems.

Development of programs to support curricula including the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization and management of a school library media center.


Theory and methods of curricula development with a focus on selection, adaptation and production of instructional materials.

Planning, organizing, supporting, and managing library instructional media programs offered by the school library media center.

Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to library/media materials, their access and reproduction.

Selection, maintenance and presentation of literature collections for students in support of the district's mission, beliefs, and curricula.



Education and/or Experience:

MLS in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution, with course work and experience in information technology and computer literacy.



License/Certificate/Certification:
Valid Rhode Island Librarian/Media certification



Technological and/or Technical Skills:
Skilled in using MS Office: Word, and Excel. Proficient in Google Platform and Google Classroom.



Communication Skills:

Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization including
Administration, staff and peers.



Planning Skills:

Demonstrable ability to effectively handle issues utilizing a problem solving approach. Capability of responding simultaneously to a variety of requests from staff members, students and administrators (multi-tasking)



Interpersonal and Problem solving skills:

Ability to interact with administration, staff and students in an effective and pleasing manner. Ability to
effectively handle issues utilizing a personable problem solving approach.



Terms of Employment:
Per NEA NK Contract




Evaluation:
Per NEA NK Contract




Date: 10/2016
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    North Kingstown School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    North Kingstown School Department actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

    Before you can be added to our substitute list the following items must be submitted in person:

    1. W-4
    2. Federal BCI (Done through your local police department or State Attorney General's Office)
    3. I-9 (Must be filled out in person) Please bring proof of citizenship with:
      • a passport or permanent resident card or BOTH
        OR
      • a driver's license and social security card
        OR
      • a driver's license and birth certificate
    Paraprofessional applicants not holding a degree must also bring proof of TAT certificate and paraprofessional test scores.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Please check the days you are available to work.
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Monday
      - Tuesday
      - Wednesday
      - Thursday
      - Friday
    • 2. Please indicate the school buildings in which you are willing to substitute.
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - North Kingstown High
      - Davisville Middle
      - Wickford Middle
      - Davisville Elementary
      - Fishing Cove Elementary
      - Forest Park Elementary
      - Hamilton Elementary
      - Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnesset Elementary
      - Stony Lane Elementary
    • 3. Are you currently a RI retiree receiving a pension from the State of RI?
      Yes/No
    • 4. If you selected custodial, which shift(s) are you available to work?
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - 1st shift
      - 2nd shift
      - Not Applicable
    • 5. If you are applying for a paraprofessional position, please indicate if you have the following (please check all that apply)
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Teacher Assistant Training Program and passed the Paraprofessional Test
      - Associate's Degree
      - Bachelor's Degree
      - Not Applicable
    • 6. I am available to substitute in the coming 2009-2010 school year as:
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Teacher
      - Home Bound Tutor
      - Nurse
      - Clerk
      - Custodian
      - Paraprofessional (Teacher's Assistant)
      - Food Service Worker
      - Bus Paraprofessional
      - Bus Monitor
      - Bus Driver

    Contact Information

    • Louise Denette, Principal
    • 166 Mark Drive
    • North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
    • Phone: 401-541-6360
    • Fax: 401-541-6370
    • Email: click here

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