Position Title: Media Specialist - Middle School
Reports To: Building Principal
Contract: 2018-2019 School Year (195 Days)
Closing Date: April 10, 2018 0r Until Filled
SUMMARY: The role of the media specialist is to provide accessible tools for students and staff to direct, enhance, and support the learning process. Knowledge of curricular areas is essential in order to serve the interdisciplinary needs of the learning community. As an integral part of the instructional team, the media specialist fosters a positive attitude toward the use and communication of information by students and teachers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Makes resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed collection within the school and through access to resources outside the school.
- Provides access to the media center collection through the management of an accurate and efficient organization and retrieval system.
- Assists students in identifying, locating and interpreting information housed in the school’s media center and helps students locate information outside the school.
- Provides access to the media center throughout the school day, scheduling class visits flexibly to encourage use at the point of need: organizes and manages the library media facility in a manner that encourages access.
- Informs teachers, students, parents and administrators of new materials, equipment and services that meet their information needs.
- Manages selection and ordering of materials through a process which involves teachers, administrators, and students; administers budgets for library media resources.
- To assist teachers, the media specialist should be proficient in the use of classroom technology.
- Maintains an accurate inventory of all resources.
- Communicates library media program needs to the administration.
- Provides leadership in assessing, evaluating and implementing information and instructional technologies.
- Teaches information skills as an integral part of the content and objectives of the school’s curriculum.
- Jointly plans, teaches and evaluates instruction which incorporates information access, use and communication skills with the classroom curriculum.
- Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator in the evaluation process.
- Develops and implements policies and procedures which ensure that access to information is not impeded; interprets laws and District policies regarding information.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/LICENSURE/EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree required; and appropriate licensure code. Teachers with experience are valued; however, no prior experience is required.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of pre-employment background checks. Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times around students, other staff members and the general public.
The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.