Library Media Specialist, North Kingstown School Department, North Kingstown, RI

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Library Media Specialist, North Kingstown School Department, North Kingstown, RI

Postby admin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:49 pm

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Job Description:

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.

Qualification Requirements:

• 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.

License/Certificate/Certification:
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.

Communication Skills:

Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization including
Administration, staff and peers.

Planning Skills:

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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