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Library Media Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Library Media Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS: Collegiate Professional License with endorsement in Library Media Pre K-12 or eligible for endorsement. Teaching experience is preferred. Hands on experience with circulation and collection analysis required. Must be proficient in selecting, evaluating, organizing and processing instructional materials and equipment. Must be proficient in the production and use of a variety of media (print and non-print) and in organizing, managing and evaluating media programs. Must be highly proficient in applying the principles of curriculum planning, learning and teaching as they relate to informational skills and to the role of the library-media specialist. Must have an understanding of the knowledge, skills and processes of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and how curriculum can be organized to teach these standards to students. Must have an understanding and knowledge of the skills and processes of the issues surrounding ethical access and use of information, including copyright, intellectual freedom, privacy and security. Must be highly proficient in the use of technology in the classroom. Must demonstrate understanding of and proficiency in grammar, usage and mechanics and their integration in writing.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Assists students in identifying, locating and interpreting information housed in and outside the library media center. Promotes the development of independent search habits by enhancing the student's ability to evaluate those sources found. Provides instruction in accessing, evaluating and communicating information and in the production of media to fit within the curricula. Participates in building, district, department and grade-level curriculum development and assessment projects. Plans jointly with teachers and administrators to provide and evaluates instruction in information access. Works with teachers to improve instructional activities. Provides an inviting environment in the library media center that promotes reading and research. Maintains, stores, secures and loans audiovisual equipment and sends equipment for repair as needed. Coordinates all instructional TV activities in the school. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Duties performed typically in a school library setting. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, walking and light lifting up to 30 pounds. Effective verbal and written communication skills for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.

REPORTS TO: Principal or assigned Administrator

PAY SCHEDULE: Teacher Salary Schedule

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 210 Days (10 months)

FLSA: Exempt