If you have a passion for information literacy and a gift for inspiring young minds, we are looking for you! Legends Charter School is currently recruiting for a motivated Library-Media Specialist to join our outstanding faculty of teachers for the 2020 school year.
The ideal candidate believes in collaboration with other colleagues and promotes understanding and communication in a diverse learning and cultural environment. You must have a solid understanding of the national curriculum standards and have experience closing the achievement gap, and you must also develop engaging and innovative lessons that allow our students to grow academically, socially and emotionally. Finally, you are someone who incorporates technology and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom with enthusiasm.
- Create a school “learning commons” by developing and administering an integrated school library media program.
- Instruct students daily with by preparing lessons in effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment.
- Serve as the Chair person who drives the Accelerated Reader program by setting annual point goals for students, marking library books with book points and levels as well as supporting students individual independent book reading by allowing children to check out books many times per week regardless of it is their library day.
- Evaluate, select and procure print and digital resources and related equipment.
- Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a 21st century school library media program.
- Implement a results-oriented information and technology literacy skills curriculum, integrated with subject area curriculum through partnerships with teachers.
- Provide leadership and guidance for effectively integrating technologies with instruction to create 21st century instructional strategies.
- Incorporate information literacy into day-to-day instruction.
- Advocate and promote reading and life-long learning through motivational activities.
- Develop knowledge of curriculum in all subject areas.
- Work cooperatively with other libraries and agencies to share resources that enhance teaching and learning.
- Organize school library media facilities and resources in a manner that supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and maximizes intellectual and physical access to resources.
- Develop and implement an ongoing collection development and evaluation planning process that focuses on a variety of formats and resources to meet diverse learning needs.
- Instruct teachers, administrators, and other staff in the use of new information technologies.
- Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional objectives.
- Improve skills and knowledge by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students
- Able to differentiate instruction
- Able to create positive classroom community and build relationships with students
- Able to engage students in rigorous content and well-planned, well-paced lessons
- Skilled in classroom management (high warm and high firm)
- Has excitement, joy and passion for teaching kids and personal development/learning
- Has strong verbal and written communication skills with kids, employees, and parents
- Open to feedback and continuous growth
- Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies
- Cooperative, supportive, flexible
- Well organized
- Has a strong work ethic and “do whatever it takes” mind set
Skills Certifications & Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required in applicable field of education from a regionally accredited college or university;
- Holds or is eligible for a Professional Certificate appropriate to area of assignment issued by the Maryland State Department of Education;
- Ability to work with diverse populations;
- Familiarity with national and state standards for information and technology literacy, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards;
- Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills, including the research process;
- Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources;
- Expertise in basic technology, including computer operation, productivity software, and basic network knowledge;
- Knowledge of school organization, goals and objectives, curriculum, teaching techniques, current trends, research, and materials of instruction in field of specialization;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning process;
- Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education;
- Ability to infuse technology into curriculum;
- Ability to work effectively with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, community, and other school system staff; and
- Excellent oral and communication skills.
- Experience in Library Media services
- Comfort in a team environment