Title: SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA COORDINATOR
Reports to: Principal and Media Supervisor
Term: 10 months
Please contact Julian Carter at 910-206-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org about this position
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NATURE OF WORK
In North Carolina, the school’s library media coordinator may be identified by a variety of titles, such as librarian, library teacher, or media specialist. The official title for certification purposes is school library media coordinator, and this position is considered a teaching certification. This individual provides the leadership and instructional resources and services for implementation of a school library media program that serves as an integral part of a student-centered educational process.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
Planning and Implementing for Teaching and Learning
- Assesses learning and information needs of students and staff
- Plans and works collaboratively with teachers
- Instructs students and staff in the effective use of ideas and information
- Incorporates information literacy into day-to-day instruction
- Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning
- Leads in the school’s use of instructional technology to enhance learning
- Upgrades professional knowledge and skills on a continual basis
Planning and Implementing for Information Access, Evaluation, and Use
- Works with the principal and school leadership team to provide flexible access to school library media center resources
- Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning
- Encourages the widest possible use of print and electronic resources and services–within the school library media center, throughout the school, and through remote access
- Leads teachers, technology staff, and students in a collaborative process to select and evaluate resources that address curricular needs and learning goals of students and teachers in the information age
- Keeps accurate inventories of print, nonprint, and technology materials and equipment
- Works cooperatively with other libraries and agencies to share resources that enhance teaching and learning
- Implements an ongoing collection development and evaluation process, in collaboration with the Media and Technology Advisory Committee that focuses on a variety of formats and resources to meet diverse learning needs.
- Adheres to copyright as well as other laws and guidelines pertaining to the distribution and use of resources
- Advocates the principles of intellectual freedom and ethical behavior
Planning and Implementing for Program Administration
- Works with school staff to design and implement short- and long-range plans to ensure balance among teaching, instructional technology, collaboration, collection development, and program management.
- Evaluates the school library media program on a continual basis according to accepted standards of quality
- Organizes 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.
- Leads in the budgetary process of the school through the Media and Technology Advisory Committee to ensure equity of access to instructional materials
- Leads the Media and Technology Advisory Committee in effective decision making to promote the school library media program
- Interacts effectively with students, staff, administration, and the general public to promote and expand the school library media program.
- Demonstrates professional integrity through ethical behavior
- Prepares and submits accurate reports as required
- Carries out assigned non-instructional duties and adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of pre-K – 12 curriculum.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of technology resources and systems.
SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Approved program requirements that must be met to qualify for K-12 School Library Media Coordinator certification are at the master’s degree level and were adopted by the State Board of Education in 1987.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Work in this classification is considered light physical work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Generally, the job requires sitting, walking, and standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Experience Job related experience is required.
Certificates & Licenses Must have a Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree. Must have or be qualified to hold a NC teaching license in School Media Coordinator.
Continuing Educ./Training Maintain Licensure & CEUs
Employment will require extensive background check.