Jan 13, 2024

Library Media Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Job Title: Library Media Specialist

Location: School Based

Pay Grade: Teacher Salary Scale

Work Calendar: 10 Month 200 Days

FLSA Status: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Building Administrator and/or designee, the Library Media Specialist develops and implements the objectives of the school library media center to enable students and faculty to take advantage of the materials and services available.

MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain Library Media Materials
  • Maintains a physical environment conducive to library usage and learning.
  • Ensures access to and circulation of a variety of print, non-print, electronic and human resources.
  • Develops budget recommendations for submission to the principal.
  • Maintains an effective records management system.
  • Develops policies and procedures related to the use of the library and maintains in written format.
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of library media materials.
  • Selects and maintains a current collection of resources that support the instructional program soliciting input from patrons.
  • Ensures efficient processing of library materials.
  • Collaborates with the Media Technology Specialist to establish goals to insure an effective library program.
  • Promotes care of library materials and respect for the ideas of others, including provisions of the copyright law.
  • Organizes inventory, circulates, and distributes all audio visual equipment as needed.
  • Provides a warm and friendly atmosphere so that all library patrons feel comfortable and welcome.

Support Students and Staff
  • Provides effective instruction in the use of library resources to students utilizing various media formats and learning strategies in a large group, a small group, or on an individual basis.
  • Assists teachers in gathering appropriate materials in support of classroom instruction.
  • Provides training and direction for paraprofessionals, volunteers, and student assistants.
  • Conducts staff development activities related to all information resources.
  • Actively participate on various school and county planning committees.
  • Actively promotes the use of library media resources and services within the school and to the community.
  • Works in collaboration with teachers to schedule and plan so that all students are taught information skills as an integral part of the curriculum.
  • Promotes literacy and reading for enjoyment with all library patrons using a variety of motivational techniques.

Support and demonstrate core values of Stafford County Public Schools
  • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to position.
  • Respond promptly and thoroughly to written and oral requests for information.
  • Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serve as a role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Comply with all District and School policies and regulations, including but not limited to guidelines for confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in teaching, media programs, management, and administration of Library Media services.
  • State licensure and endorsement in Library Media.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge
    • Acquisition, preparation, and utilization of both print and non-print media.
    • Information retrieval and educational technology.
    • Appropriate use of written and verbal communication; thorough knowledge of English grammar and usage.
  • Skills
    • Effective time management and organizational skills.
    • Leadership in the use of media and current technology.
  • Abilities
    • Demonstrate initiative and flexibility.
    • Relate positively to parents and other community representatives.
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Meet deadlines for all work even when working on multiple projects
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work environment is primarily inside, with moderate noise, temperatures that are controlled, and no exposure to chemicals or other negative air quality elements.
  • The work is moderate work, requiring exertion of up to 50 pounds of force to move or lift objects.
  • The following physical and mental abilities are representative of those expected to complete the essential functions of the job: standing for prolonged periods; sitting for prolonged periods; moving the hands, wrists, or fingers repetitively; moving with force on the back or lower body repetitively; feeling, grasping, or holding objects by hand; identifying colors visually; identifying objects in low light or distant conditions; communicating via spoken language; communicating via written language; perceiving sounds; making decisions using logic and rational thinking.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations shall be made, as required by law, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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