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Library Media Specialist

Sussex County Public Schools
Stony Creek, VA
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Job Description
Salary: $48,179 - $84,725

Department:                    Student Support Services

Job Title:                           Library Media Specialist

                                           (11-month full-time position)


A. Educational Level:               

1. VA Teaching License with Library Media PreK-12 endorsement

B. Experience Desired:           

1.  Knowledge with acquisition, preparation, and utilization of both print and

     non-print media.

2. Experience in computer technology preferred or desirable, and/or willing to

    pursue appropriate technology training as required by the position.

3. Broad knowledge and experience in teaching, media programs, management,

    and administration of library/media services.

4. Possess leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working

    effectively as a team member with the Principal and other schools

    administration, Director of Pupil Personnel, Director of Instruction, teachers,    

    parents, students, and community.

5.  Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

C. Physical Requirements:            

       1. Demonstrate overall good health.

       2. Demonstrate ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner with others.


REPORTS TO:                         Building Principal and Director of Pupil Personnel

DATE:                                       Established July 2013


1.         Learning and Teaching

The Library Media Specialist fosters the development of information finding, analyzing and problem-solving skills to support investigations and encouraging users to become skilled creators of information and ideas by:

Reading Advocacy

a.         reinforcing strategy-based reading instruction to help students make meaning from text and supporting students’ interaction with a variety of genre as reflected in district curriculum guides; and

b.         promoting student and staff reading for information and pleasure; maintaining a library culture that encourages appreciation of literature; supporting school reading incentive programs, providing book talks and reading consultations for students and staff.

Information Access and Delivery

a.         collaborating with classroom teachers in the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of units or assignments that utilize information resources;

b.         assisting staff and students in using knowledge meaningfully for decision making and problem-solving;

c.         providing instruction for students and staff in the use of print and electronic reference tools and information literacy processes;

d.         assisting staff and students with strategies for intellectual access to information and ideas for learning (finding, judging, and using information) that they can use within and beyond school settings;

e.         providing information and instruction in areas of information literacy, the Research Cycle, Acceptable Use Policy, ethics, intellectual property and copyright, and use of educational technologies;

f.          promoting the integrated use of technology as a learning tool; and

g.         creating and maintaining the school website.

2.         Program Administration/Management

The Library Media Specialist establishes and coordinates efficient systems to enhance the use of information resources by:

a.         creating and implementing procedures for library media center operations including, but not limited to: planning and evaluation, budgeting, access, student and teacher use, instruction, services, facilities, and collection development (selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, inventory, weeding);

b.         developing and maintaining a diversified library collection of print, non-print, and electronic resources to support curricular needs, the development of student literacy, and the interests of the students, using up-to-date review sources and selection practices;

c.         maintaining circulation systems for the library, processional, and curriculum materials;

d.         creating an environment and implementing systems to promote intellectual and physical access to library media materials and equipment;

e.         assisting in the selection, assignment, and supervision of classified library media staff, volunteers, and student assistants;

f.          scheduling the library media facilities for instruction and supervising student use; and

g.         coordinating the school’s computer and AV resources (labs, materials, and network) as related to information resources, network and e-mail accounts, and working with technicians to prioritize work orders.

3.         Leadership/Collaboration

The Library Media Specialist provides leadership, instruction, and consulting assistance in the use of literature, leading-edge instruction and information technology by:

a.         modeling instructional strategies and coaching staff members in the integration of information literacy strategies and technology with curriculum;

b.         encouraging and fostering leadership in others;

c.         leading the school technology committee, and/or participating in the leadership committee and other curriculum committees; and

d.         participating as a learner and teacher in district-wide meetings, in-service, and committees.

4.         Other

Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as assigned by the building principal, or designee.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Sussex County School Board is an equal opportunity employer; as such, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment.  No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.

Sussex County Public Schools


Stony Creek, VA
23882 USA



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