Elementary Librarian

A current opening exists, so applications are being accepted for 2019-2020 school year.

 

Reports To:  Curriculum Director and Building Principals

 

Position Purpose:  The library media specialist provides all students and staff with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of resources that will invite intellectual growth.  The media specialist aids students and staff in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of the library media center resources.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university
  • Current Kansas State Teaching Certificate with Library Media endorsement
  • Two years teaching experience preferred
  • ESOL endorsement preferred ($500.00 stipend paid in full with November paycheck to all certified staff with an ESL endorsement on their KS license)

Performance Responsibilities:

Planning and Preparation

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of literature and current trends in library media practice
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the state standards, the school’s program, the school improvement plan, and student information needs within that program
  3. Establishes goals for the library media program appropriate to the setting and the students served
  4. Plans the library media program integrated with the overall school program
  5. Demonstrates the use of information literacy and educational technology

The Library Media Center Environment

  1. Creates an environment of respect and rapport with students and school staff
  2. Establishes a culture for investigation and love of literature
  3. Manages student behavior
  4. Organizes available physical space to enable efficient use within existing constraints

Delivery of Service and Instruction

  1. Collaborates with school staff in the design of instructional units and lessons
  2. Engages students in enjoying literature and in learning information literacy skills
  3. Assists students and school staff in the use of technology in the library media center.
  4. Teaches students and school staff ethical and effective strategies for locating and using ideas and information
  5. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness

Professional Responsibilities

  1. Reflects on library media program
  2. Communicates with the larger community
  3. Participates in a professional community
  4. Engages in professional development
  5. Advocates for the school library media program
  6. Shows professionalism

 Library Media Program Management

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of resources, both within and beyond the school and district, and access to such resources as interlibrary loan
  2. Develops a plan to evaluate the library media program
  3. Establishes and maintains library policies and procedures
  4. Maintains and extends the library collection in accordance with the school’s needs and within budget limitations
  5. Maintains the school audiovisual equipment and instructional technologies collection in accordance with the school’s needs, budget limitations, and duty assignments
  6. Prepares and submits budgets, records and reports
  7. Administers programs and events related to the library media center
  8. Other duties as might be assigned

 

Terms of Employment:

10.5 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.

 

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board policy on evaluation of certified employees.

Liberal USD 480



Job Start Date: August-12-2019
Applications Due By: August-31-2019

Job Contact Information

Lana Evans - lana.evans@usd480.net - (620)604-1010

Employer Information

Liberal USD 480 www.usd480.net

Unified School District #480

401 N. Kansas Avenue     Liberal, Kansas 620-604-1010     www.usd480.net

USD 480 is a school district with 130 years of history, pride and tradition, including state championships in numerous sports, award-winning“That” Liberal Band, an AVID National Demonstration School, a Spanish/English dual language program, a community early learning m center, and a strong collaboration with Seward County Community College.  But in 2018, we began a new era. As an original member of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Redesign initiative, we emphasize #everylearnereveryday.  

Through a strong community presence and numerous partnerships with local businesses and organizations, our schools focus on personalized learning, project-based learning, and giving back to the community what they have so graciously given us with the construction of new facilities.  In 2014, the Liberal voters overwhelming supported a $127.8 million school bond that resulted in five brand new schools and major renovations to existing buildings across the community- the largest bond project in Kansas at the time! The addition of these schools helped us address overcrowding at neighborhood schools and created state-of-the-art learning environments that students, staff, parents, and community are proud of!

The campuses of USD 480 include:

Central Office (401 N Kansas) - Superintendent and other district-level personnel

Education Service Center (624 N Grant) - BOE, Newcomer’s Center, SPED, warehouse

Bright Start Early Learning Center (preK) - 836 S Jordan Ave

Meadowlark Elementary (grades K-5) - 1200 N Calvert

MacArthur Elementary (grades K-5) - 925 S Holly Drive

Prairie View Elementary (grades K-5) - 615 Warren Ave

Cottonwood Elementary (grades K-5) - 1100 W 11th Street

Sunflower Elementary (grades K-5) - 310 W Pine

Seymour Rogers Middle School (grades 6-8) - 721 Griffith

Eisenhower Middle School (grades 6-8) - 2000 N Western Ave

Liberal High School (grades 9-12) - 1611 W 2nd St


Employer Address: 401 N. Kansas Ave. Liberal, Kansas


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