May 11, 2020

Library Media Specialist - 2020 - 2021 School Year

  • TrulyHired
  • Bel Air, MD 21014, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


To serve as the school instructor and administrator of the library media program as assigned.




These items are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

Plans the library media instructional program.

Provides supplemental services to faculty and students.

Evaluates the existing program and needs within the school library.

Evaluates, selects, and utilizes print and non-print materials and equipment.

Acquires print and non-print materials and equipment.

Organizes materials, equipment, and facilities.

Maintains accurate records.

Manages allocation of funds.

Develops and implements policies that will ensure maximum use of the facility.

Adheres to the administrative policies established by the school-based library media specialist.

Teaches lessons related to various forms of literacy, academic integrity, literature appreciation, and research process.

Teaches media skills/lessons using scope and sequence.

Advocates a program that adheres to digital responsibility and cyber safety.

Utilizes technology to facilitate instruction.

Instructs and/or assists the school community with various technology resources and equipment.

Manages and operates the library automation system.

Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


Starting Salary for Step 1 of the Salary Schedule for HCESC


Per Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.12.03.03, Library Media Specialist:
  • • Master's degree from a program at a regionally accredited college or university that would lead to State certification as a library media specialist or a comparable position as determined by the Maryland State Department of Education OR
  • • Bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university; satisfactorily complete a school library media practicum, 1 year of full-time teaching experience, or 1 year of full-time school library media-related experience; and satisfactorily complete a program of 36 semester hours of specific professional education and content post-baccalaureate or graduate credits for certification as a library media specialist with 15 semester hours completed at one institution.
Hold or be eligible for a teaching certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education, grades K-12 preferred.

Certification as Library Media Specialist is required or candidate must be within 6 semester hours of meeting Library Media Specialist certification.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software programs.

Knowledge of the Educational Copyright Law.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the application, visit the Current Job Openings section of the HCPS website at If you have questions or require assistance to complete the online employment application, contact the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5226.

The Harford County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic identification, political affiliation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs for employees. Inquiries related to the policies of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Manager of Communications at 410-588-5203.

This document is available in alternative form upon request. To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please notify a staff member in the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted for an interview.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harford County Public Schools 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.
Contact Information
  • Human Resources Office
  • 102 S. Hickory Avenue
  • Bel Air, Maryland 21014
  • Phone: 410-588-5238
  • Fax: 410-588-5315
  • Email: click here

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