Library Media Specialist

Reports To:  Building Principal

 

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

 

Physical/Emotional Requirements:  The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day:

 

Speaking- hearing- visual- reading- writing- word processing- mobility- consistency of temperament- ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time- stamina for working long hours and in stress producing environments.

 

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:

Full-time; 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.

 


https://topeka.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3180
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Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 06/28/2019

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Employer Information

Topeka USD 501 www.topekapublicschools.net

To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please visit www.topekapublicschools.net, select Employment, and then Job Opportunities. Topeka Public Schools` students perform at the highest levels.  Students, staff members, and district leaders are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. We offer a variety of comprehensive programs designed to fit to the needs and interests of all students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We educate all children. TPS schools have received national recognition for excellence in education, with several attaining the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics and many achieving remarkable double-digit gains. As the sixth largest school district in Kansas with an enrollment of about 12,000 students in elementary through high school, Topeka Public Schools is also the largest school district in Shawnee County.  Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students. We have two elementary magnet schools.  One is a science and fine arts magnet school and the other is a computer magnet school. Middle school enrollments range between 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 800 to 1,800 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the district. A proud feature of our district is Hummer Sports Park, a six-sport complex featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball, and swimming. We are committed to hiring and retaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka with over 2,400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package, and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining our progressive school district, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.net to learn more about Topeka Public Schools and complete your application. 


Employer Address: 624 SW 24th Street Topeka, Kansas


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