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

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Topeka USD 501 www.topekapublicschools.net

To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please complete application at topekapublicschools.net Topeka Public Schools is home to some of the finest students in the state of Kansas. Many of our students perform at the highest levels and our staff members are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. Topeka Public Schools offer a variety of comprehensive programs fitted to the needs and interests of students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We take seriously our responsibility to educate all children. Although over half the students in the district are college bound, our commitment is not limited to them alone. Topeka Schools have received national recognition for excellence in education. Several of our schools made the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics with some schools seeing remarkable double-digit gains. Topeka Public Schools enrollment is sixth largest in Kansas, with a total average enrollment of over 14,000 students in elementary through high school. While the Topeka Public Schools are the largest district in Shawnee County, our schools are smaller than most. Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students, including a science & fine arts magnet school and a computer magnet school. Middle schools range from 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 1000 to 2000 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the country. The school district sports complex, Hummer Sports Park, is a six-sport facility featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming. We are committed to hiring and maintaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka, employing over 2400 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 USD 501, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.netto complete the application. 


Employer Address: 624 SW 24th Street Topeka, Kansas


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