LCHS- Library Media Specialist

USD 506 Labette County

Job Posting for the 2019-20 School Year




SCHOOL: Labette County High School


SALARY RANGE: Full Time Teacher Contract as per the Negotiated Agreement available online at


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.





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




  • Must hold a valid Kansas school teaching license or qualify for and receive the initial teaching license1 at the appropriate grade level and/or in the assigned subject matter.
  • Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills- including the research


  • Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources
  • Experience in basic technology- including computer operation- productivity software- and basic

network knowledge

  • Communication skills- including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff
  • Knowledge of instructional methods- strategies- and pedagogy
  • Knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories
  • Understanding of student growth and development
  • Leadership- organizational- and budget management skills
  • Ability to successfully interact with students and staff from various disciplines and with differing

skill levels

  • Familiarity with national and state standards for information and technology literacy- including

the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)-

and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.


  1. To ensure staff are effective users of information- ideas- and effective users of technology for


  1. To empower students to be critical thinkers- enthusiastic readers- skillful researchers- and

discerning- technologically literate- ethical users of information.

  1. To instill a love of lifelong learning in all students.
  2. To ensure equitable access to information and learning resources.
  3. To collaborate with teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and instructional


  1. To collaborate with teachers and specialists to assess student learning and instructional




  1. Develop a school library media program that addresses life and career

development- learning and innovation- and information- media- and technology literacy.

  1. Create and maintain a school library center that provides a teaching and learning environment that

is inviting- safe- readily accessible- and conducive to student learning.

  1. Actively promote reading- information literacy skills- and information resource use through activities

including book clubs- reading programs- reading initiatives- and other special events.

  1. Instruct students and staff in information and technology literacy skills- including reading for

understanding- the research process- engaging inquiry- collaboration- critical thinking- developing

multiple literacies- and understanding copyright- fair use- and licensing of intellectual property.

  1. Cooperate and network with other libraries- librarians- and agencies to provide expanded access to

resources for students and teachers.

  1. Develop policies and procedures that ensure maximum accessibility- efficient operation- effective

services and facility use. This includes policies and procedures for physical access- electronic access-

selection- acquisition- circulation- resource sharing- and materials challenges.

  1. Establish annual and long-term measurable goals for the school library media program that are

aligned with the district and school mission and objectives.

  1. Lead colleagues through staff development programs that incorporate best practices in the use of

information resources- multi-media technology applications- and online learning.

  1. Work as an instructional partner by collaborating with teaching staff in preparing and delivering

lessons that incorporate effective use of information resources and build information literacy and

reading skills.

  1. Take an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities.
  2. Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum- students- and

teaching and learning styles inherent within the school community.

  1. Implement and maintain automated catalog- circulation system- and textbook check-out services-

including student obligations and responsibilities for materials.

  1. Prepare a program budget that supports the school library media program goals.
  2. Collect and analyze data to periodically evaluate the school library media program for continuous

improvement against measurable goals and communicate program results with administrators-

staff- and the community.

  1. Supervise and evaluate support staff- which may include educational media assistants- computer

education assistants- paraprofessionals- and student assistants.

  1. Maintain frequent and timely communication with stakeholders through an effective online school

library media program presence and other formats such as presentations- e-mail- newsletters-

reports- and articles.




Applications will be available online at  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



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.
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 09/02/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Labette County USD 506


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.

Employer Address: P. O. Box 189 Altamont, Kansas

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