Job Description

Openings as of 9/18/2018
Library/Media Technology

  • 2018-2019 Library/Media Technology Specialist Pool (187 Days) JobID: 2281
  • Position Type:
    Library/Media Technology/Specialist

  • Date Posted:
    6/1/2018

  • Location:
    Various Campuses

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    Job Title: Library/Media Technology Specialist Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

    Department/School: Assigned Campus Pay Grade: Teacher Schedule

    Reports to: Principal HR Date Approved: May 2012

    Revised: August 2016

    SUMMARY:

    Provides services and resources that develop students’ literature appreciation and a love of reading, as well as helping students to develop skills in locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and using technology and information to solve problems. Serves as a resource on district approved digital resources. Advises teachers and administrators on the use of authentic technology, online resources, digital content, and print- and non-print- based library media resources. Manages the Library Learning Commons’ instructional material resources and technology resources. Collaborates with faculty to assist with researching, lesson planning, integration of authentic technology and ordering materials that align with district curriculum.

    BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

    • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams to maximize student success.

    • Expose students to a wide range of literature.

    • Effectively plan school library program to meet identified needs.

    • Plan schedule to ensure availability of library and materials to students throughout the school day.

    • Develop a collaborative relationship with campus teachers based on a shared commitment to instructional initiatives.

    • Provide staff development and instructional support for teachers in using print, online and digital resources.

    • Provide professional learning opportunities, as needed, in the areas of research, authentic technology integration, digital resources, and technology devices.

    • Provide learning opportunities for students related to new technologies and the use and production of a variety of media formats.

    • Conduct classes in library science skills and research skills; ensure lessons are integrated with core curriculum and supported with appropriate technology.

    • Manage acquisitions, processing, organizing, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of instructional resources both technology and print based medium.

    • Compile and oversee budget and spending for campus library; purchase books, audio-visual materials and equipment, periodicals, and other items within budget guidelines for the library.

    • Create a Library Learning Commons that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.

    • Interact with students to promote positive attitudes toward Library Learning Commons, reading, and technology.

    • Utilize effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    • Establish and maintain professional communication with parents, students, and district personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.

    • Pursue professional development activities that align with district goals and initiatives and current professional research.

    • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by TEA and the district; file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

    • Attend and participate in district library meetings, campus faculty meetings, and staff committees as required.

    • Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.

    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • None

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    • Knowledge of library science

    • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

    • Ability to instruct and manage student behavior

    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

    • Ability to be patient, flexible, and versatile

    • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing technology devices used by teachers and students

    • Knowledge of authentic technology integration

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education/Certification:

    • Master’s degree

    • Valid Texas School Librarian Certificate or participation in a state-accredited Master’s program with permission of advisor for Emergency School Librarian Certification

      Experience:

    • Two (2) years successful teaching experience

    MENTAL/PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    • Maintain emotional control under stress
    • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
    • Frequent moving of small stacks of books and media equipment
    • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours

    INTENT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

    This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.





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