TITLE:    Librarian




The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 30 elementary schools- 8 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.-



To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  To empower students to be critical thinkers- enthusiastic readers- skillful researchers- and ethical users of information.   To instill a love of reading and learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information.   To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction- and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness. To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission- goals- and objectives of the school and the school district- and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program. To prepare students for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on-track and on-time for success.




Teacher:   As a teacher- the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers- enthusiastic readers- skillful researchers- and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students’ success by guiding them in:

  • reading for understanding- for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres- and for pleasure
  • using information for defined and self-defined purposes
  • building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
  • embracing the world of information and all its formats
  • working with peers in successful collaboration for learning
  • constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers


  • Valid Kansas Teaching Certificate. 
  • Valid Kansas Library Media Specialist Certification and/or Master’s Degree In Library Science or Information Science
  • Experience prerequisite to be determined by the Director of Libraries.



Maintains communication with teachers- other school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Compiles data for statistical purposes.

Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.



Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation.         

Maintains the daily environment of the school library- collection- and supplies.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.          

Performs other related work as required.           


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair- or moving/rearranging furniture.  While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-being.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:     186 days                                                                       

SALARY:                                Based on USD #500 Salary Schedule

FLSA STATUS:                       Exempt         

REPORT TO:                          Director of Libraries and Building Principal

EVALUATION:                       Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy


**Applications reviewed up to closing date**


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.





This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Manager _______________________________________________


HR ___________________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.



Employee _____________________________ Date ____________

Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 05/01/2020

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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