USD 506 Labette County
Job Posting for the 2019-20 School Year
POSITION TITLE: LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST
SCHOOL: Labette County High School
SALARY RANGE: Full Time Teacher Contract as per the Negotiated Agreement available online at http://www.usd506.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Faculty%20%26%20Staff%7CNegotiated%20Agreement
CONTRACT LENGTH: Initial contract shall be for the 2019-20 school year
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide the leadership and expertise required to ensure that the USD 506 Labette County library media program is aligned with the mission- goals- and objectives of the district and is an integral component of the school’s instructional program.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Principal
Create a school “learning commons” by developing and administering an
integrated school library media program. Instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center-
information and technology literacy skills- and use of equipment. Evaluate- select and procure print and
digital resources and related equipment. Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation-
services- and facility use for a 21st century school library media program. Implement a results-oriented
information and technology literacy skills curriculum integrated with subject area curriculum through
partnerships with teachers. Provide leadership and guidance for effectively integrating technologies
with instruction to create modern instructional strategies. Develop knowledge of curriculum in all
subject areas. Instruct teachers- administrators- and other staff in the use of new information
technologies. Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional
the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)-
and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
discerning- technologically literate- ethical users of information.
development- learning and innovation- and information- media- and technology literacy.
is inviting- safe- readily accessible- and conducive to student learning.
including book clubs- reading programs- reading initiatives- and other special events.
understanding- the research process- engaging inquiry- collaboration- critical thinking- developing
multiple literacies- and understanding copyright- fair use- and licensing of intellectual property.
resources for students and teachers.
services and facility use. This includes policies and procedures for physical access- electronic access-
selection- acquisition- circulation- resource sharing- and materials challenges.
aligned with the district and school mission and objectives.
information resources- multi-media technology applications- and online learning.
lessons that incorporate effective use of information resources and build information literacy and
teaching and learning styles inherent within the school community.
including student obligations and responsibilities for materials.
improvement against measurable goals and communicate program results with administrators-
staff- and the community.
education assistants- paraprofessionals- and student assistants.
library media program presence and other formats such as presentations- e-mail- newsletters-
reports- and articles.
Applications will be available online at https://www.usd506.org. The completed application packet should include a completed application- letter of interest- resume- and proof of teacher certification or documentation of eligibility for a restricted teaching license1.
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
Dr. Wyrick- Superintendent
1The restricted teaching license is an alternative pathway that is intended to respond to school districts’ needs in hiring qualified- licensed teachers. It is designed to recruit mid-career professionals who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a content area they want to teach and who are seeking a career change. This pathway provides an opportunity for these individuals to have immediate access to start teaching under the restricted license while completing professional education pedagogy course work to become fully licensed. Information at http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=320
It is the policy of Labette County Unified School District No. 506 to follow employment practices- which consider only qualifications of the applicant for a position- without regard to race- color- religion- age- sex- disability- ancestry- or national origin.
Labette County USD 506 encompasses 500 square miles of Labette County. The district serves over 1,600 students enrolled in a K-12 system, which is housed in five kindergarten through eighth grade elementary schools and one comprehensive high school serving grades nine through twelve. Administrative offices are located in the Curran Administrative Center, Altamont, KS. The district is a member of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and of the Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637. Communities served by the district are Altamont, Angola, Bartlett, Dennis, Edna, Valeda, Labette, Mound Valley, and a large portion of the west side of Parsons. Cities in the immediate area include Parsons, Coffeyville, and Independence. Larger cities nearby include Pittsburg, KS, Joplin, MO, and Bartlesville, OK. Agriculture and agriculture related business are primary sources of income in the district. The communities in the district are served by three area hospitals. Recreation is readily accessible through area golf courses, Big Hill Lake, and Lake Parsons.