Librarian/ Media Specialist, Tylor County High School, Campbellsville, KY

Librarian/ Media Specialist, Tylor County High School, Campbellsville, KY

 

Responsible to: Principal

Qualifications:   As set by board and state certification authorities (Certification for Library Media Specialist)

 

BASIC FUNCTION:    

To provide all students with an enriched library/media environment containing a wide variety and range of materials and equipment that invites intellectual growth, and aids all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set goals and objectives which guide the development of the Library Media Program
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation of the Library Media Program (e.g. selection, circulation, scheduling)
  • Teaches how to use the Kentucky Virtual Library
  • Assists teachers and students in applying information resources and information literacy skills into class curriculum
  • Promotes maximum use of the LMC through flexible scheduling for classes and students to promote use by individuals, small groups, and whole classes, to facilitate and promote student achievement
  • Plans cooperatively with teachers to integrate research, information retrieval skills, and literature appreciation into the curriculum
  • Provides access to professional materials and information for school staff
  • Networks with other libraries and shares resources
  • Publicizes the LMC program and services
  • Complete all forms and reports required by the program or assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or building principal
  • Serve on committees as determined by the immediate supervisor, building principal or Superintendent of his designee
  • Evaluates, selects and requisitions LMC materials and technology that support and align with the school’s curriculum and educational philosophy
  • Withdraws obsolete materials and classifies, catalogs, processes, and organizes for circulation the educational media and technology.
  • Establishes and follows procedures for maintenance and repair of media and technology equipment.
  • Serves as an instructional resource consultant and media specialist to teachers and students.
  • Utilizes current research and methods in areas of technology, teaching, learning, and library and information science
  • Aligns the LMC goals to those of the school
  • Coordinates the school’s implementation of KETS (if assigned)
  • Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments
  • Collaborates with teachers in planning assignments leading to extended use of LMC resources
  • Participates in various professional organizations that relate to library media and technology
  • Maintains the LMC to be a functional, attractive, and orderly environment that encourages maximum use
  • Plans the budget with the administration and/or SBDM/advisory councils based on the needs and objective of the library media center program
  • Periodically meets with the administration and/or SBDM/advisory councils to discuss short-range goals and accomplishments of the library media center
  • Develops and administers library media center policies regarding materials selection, collection development, circulation, challenged materials, copyright, and technology.
  • Organizes, classifies, and catalogs library materials following nationally recognized professional standards
  • Solicits suggestions from and communicates with faculty and students about services, materials, programs, and facilities
  • Evaluates programs, services, facilities, and materials on a continuous basis
  • Publicizes the library media center programs, services, and materials through newsletters, announcements, and other innovative ways
  • Is responsible for the proper use of the facility, materials, and equipment
  • Plan and/or participate in special projects or proposals
  • Trains and supervises library media center clerical staff and volunteers
  • Maintains accurate records (e.g. purchase orders, bid specs, packing slips, etc.)
  • Follows the district policy and procedures in the operation and selection of materials
  • Selects, acquires, circulates, and maintains materials, technology, and equipment which support the school’s curriculum
  • Keeps a current card or automated catalog
  • Makes general repairs, weeds collection, and takes annual inventory

 

LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES

  • Exercises a role in ensuring the library media center is an integral part of the school’s instructional program
  • Encourages use of the library media center by individuals, small groups, and large groups for research, browsing, recreational reading, and listening
  • Participates in curriculum development and plans regularly with teachers
  • Provides for the incorporation of information and instructional technologies into the school curriculum
  • Provides training in the use of new materials, technology, and equipment
  • Supports classroom teachers in the development of instructional activities, and curriculum with print and non-print materials
  • Assists faculty in the selection of materials to supplement instruction
  • Makes the library media center and its resources accessible to students and faculty
  • Provides orientation for faculty and students

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and implements a library media center program of library information literacy in collaboration with classroom teachers toward the achievement of the goals of education reform and the academic expectations
  • Informally evaluates individual and group needs and provide appropriate learning experiences
  • Create a climate conducive to learning
  • Provides for independent and cooperative group learning
  • Guides students in the selection of appropriate resources
  • Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop literacy in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments
  • Promotes appreciation of various forms of literature
  • Encourages students to develop lifelong reading, listening, viewing, and critical thinking skills
  • Incorporates the use of technology in assessing information
  • Assist students in the use of multi-media

 

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be clean, neat and professional dressed
  • Be consistently responsible-maintaining regular punctual attendance and timely completion of assigned duties, working assigned contract and extended days and using sick and personal leave appropriately.
  • Maintain professional interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy and cooperative effective relationships with others consistently displaying self-control, honesty and credibility with parents, students, visitors and school personnel.
  •  Act as a district liaison demonstrating positive behavior, interest and concern toward the programs, purposes, goals and efficient operation of the Taylor County Public Schools.
  • Follow the procurement guidelines and purchase order process.
  • Disseminate information/resources in areas of responsibilities.
  • Supervises and provides performance evaluations for assigned personnel.
  • Maintain proper care and safe use of district equipment and property.
  • Participate in required professional development and trainings as assigned or approved for professional job growth, to remain abreast of program requirements/responsibilities and to improve student educational services.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of all school records.
  • Is familiar with and incorporates the use of technology in daily tasks.
  • Adheres with federal, state and district program guidelines, policies, procedures and laws.
  • Adheres to the State Professional Code of Ethics.
  • Performs such other tasks as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Board.

 

Primary Location: Taylor County High School

Salary Range: Per Year

Shift Type: Full-Time

 

You can begin the application process at the following link: https://taylorcounty.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3573

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