May 11, 2020

Library Media Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


Exempt; 7.33 Hours/Day; 200 Days/Year; 10 Months/Year
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in education or a related field.
  • In possession of Virginia teacher licensure with library media endorsement.
  • Above-average amount of walking, bending, standing, stooping, and lifting in the library media center and in classrooms.
  • Tuberculin skin test certifying the individual is free of contagious tuberculosis.
  • Motivate and guide students in the development of reading, listening, thinking, and viewing competencies and fosters an appreciation for literature.
  • Create and maintain an environment conducive to learning.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service educational activities provided by the district and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Able to communicate effectively with students, staff, administration, and/or the general public for the purposes of interpreting, promoting, and expanding the school library media program.
  • Able to provide direct assistance to faculty and students in the teaching/learning process.
  • Able to implement policies and procedures for effective and efficient acquisition, cataloging, accessing, and maintaining equipment and resources.
  • Able to apply basic principles of evaluation and select of print and non-print resources and equipment to support instructional practice.
  • Build and maintain a resource collection that includes both internal holdings and external information sources in support of educational objectives and goals.
  • Ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports and effectively interact with pupils, teachers, parents, administrators, and classified personnel.
  • Knowledge of classical and current children's and/or young adult literature.
  • Demonstrate considerable knowledge of the principles and methodologies of effective teaching.
  • Able to help faculty and students design and produce resources to use in the teaching/learning process.
  • Able to use electronic information sources.
  • Able to use computers for library management and communication.
Nature of Position
  • Teaching work performed in a library media center and other instructional areas within a school.
  • Creates an environment whereby students and staff are effective users of ideas and information by providing intellectual and physical access to information.
  • Develops, translates, and implements the goals and policies of the library media center.
  • Makes resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed collection within the school and through access to resources outside the school.
  • Selects and requisitions materials and equipment.
  • Provides access to the media center collection through an accurate and efficient management system.
  • Designs and administers the library media center budget in cooperation with the building administrator and maintains accurate business records.
  • On a flexible basis, schedules activities within the library media center to facilitate instruction.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures which ensure access to information.
  • Provides assistance to students in identifying, locating, and interpreting information housed in and outside the library media center.
  • In partnership with the classroom teacher, plans, provides, and evaluates instruction in information access and use as an integral part of the content and objectives of the curriculum.
  • Informs teachers, students, and administrators about new equipment, materials, and services that meet their information needs.
  • Provides assistance to the professional staff in using information resources, acquiring and assessing instructional materials, and incorporating information skills into the classroom curriculum.
  • Provides assistance to students and staff in use of production equipment and techniques.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
Contact Information
  • Amanda Schilling
  • 800 E. City Hall Ave
  • Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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