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Yorktown Central School District - Leave Replacement

posted Jun 16, 2017, 6:25 AM by Slmsseny Technology
  • Library Media Specialist-Leave ReplacementJobID: 207 
  • Position Type:
      High School Teaching

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      High School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date: 
      Until Filled

    Library Media Specialist - Leave Replacement
    2017/2018 School Year

    Position Purpose
    Under the general supervision of the Principal, to assist students, and teaching staff with an enriching library/media center environment with a wide range of reading and other educational materials; maintains library collection at school site; develops appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; and instructs students and others on the proper use of the library resources.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • NYS Certification as a Librarian or Library/Media Specialist
    • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
    • Masters Degree preferred.
    • Experience working with large groups students.
    Primary Activities
    • Operates and supervises the media center.
    • Evaluates, selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
    • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to assist in the selection of books and other instructional materials; keeps students and teaching staff informed regarding new acquisitions for use in the media center.
    • Serves as ready resource to students to provide research assistance.
    • Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloguing all media center materials; assists students and teachers with the use of the system.
    • Coordinates system of lending library material to students and teachers.
    • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
    • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
    • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the media center.
    • Collaborate with classroom teachers for Information Literacy and Technology Instruction and participates in lessons with classroom teachers as needed
    • Develops and arranges media center displays.
    • Assists with the preparation and administration of the media center budget.
    • Trains and supervises media center support employees.
    Additional Duties:
    Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
    • Comfortable with GSuite for Education
    • Knowledge of instructional technology, data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
    • Working knowledge of Makerspaces
    • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
    • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
    • is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.
    • Is regularly required to climb, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and to reach above the head and reach forward.
    • Is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and to talk and hear.
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds.
    • Must have specific vision abilities for close vision, distance vision, depth perception and tell the difference between colors

    Work Environment:

    • The noise level in the work environment is typical for a school environment.
    • Work generally performed indoors with limited outside supervision of students. 

    FLSA Status:       Exempt