TITLE: Media Specialist/Librarian
QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Holds a valid Virginia Teaching License with a Library Media PreK-12 endorsement; 2) Holds a Bachelor’s Degree, with an approved program in Library Media or has completed the state requirements of college-level semester hours for this specialty; 3) Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: Principal
SUPERVISES: Such staff members designated by the Board or the superintendent JOB GOAL: To provide all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Operates and supervises the media center to which assigned. 2. Evaluates, selects, and requisitions new media center materials. 3. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and makes media center materials available to supplement the instructional program. 4. Informs teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the media center acquires. 5. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials and instructs teachers and students on the use of the system. 6. Arranges for interlibrary loan of materials of interest or use to teachers. 7. Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources. 8. Promotes appropriate conduct of students using media center facilities. 9. Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments. 10.Presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher. 11.Participates at curriculum meetings. 12.Counsels with and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests. 13.Arranges frequently changing book-related displays and exhibits likely to interest the media center’s patrons. 14.Prepares and administers the media center budget. 15.Supervises media center aides in the performance of their duties. 16.Weeds obsolete and worn materials from the collections.
17.Supervises the clerical routines necessary for the smooth operation of the media center.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten, eleven or twelve month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.