Application Link Media Specialist
Open until filled
This position will be between 2 elementary schools
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization including
Administration, staff and peers.
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.
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