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Library Media Specialist

Rochester City School District | Rochester NY 14614 USA | Revised: 10/18/2017

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: To provide each student with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual probing, growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of library resources.
  • Evaluates, selects, requisitions, and processes new library materials.
  • Provides guidance to students in the selection of library materials.
  • Informs teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the library acquires.
  • Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging and managing all library materials. Instructs teachers and students on use of the system. Sets policy and procedures for automated management of library materials.
  • Administers the library budget.
  • Prepares an annual inventory.
  • Collaborates with teachers in creating and facilitating classroom assignments and instruction that utilizes library resources and develops information literacy.
  • Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of library resources.
  • Utilizes district-created materials for library instruction, including the RCSD Library Scope and Sequence .
  • Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in the use of all reference materials in relation to planned assignments.
  • Presents and discusses materials with a small group of students or a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher or in conjunction with the teacher.
  • Collaborates with the building computer coordinator, teachers and administrators in identifying needs and integrating library technologies into educational and information processes.
  • Collaborates with all staff to identify and use library information technologies and software required to meet patrons’ information needs and support the curriculum.
  • Collaborates with the building’s learning community to plan, design, implement and assess an effective, student-centered technology plan that incorporates library resources.
  • Participates in curriculum planning meetings.
  • Counsels with and gives reading guidance to students.
  • Promotes appropriate conduct of students using library facilities, technology and materials.
  • Arranges frequently changing displays and exhibits likely to interest the library's patrons.
  • Arranges for interlibrary loan of materials of interest or use to teachers and students.
  • Directs activities of support personnel assigned to the library.
  • Manages and coordinates the operations of the building’s automated textbook system.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year to be according to current schedule.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Board on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Valid New York State Certification as a Library Media Specialist

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Location Rochester, NY, United States
Categories Unspecified
Organization Type Public School
Teaching field Media Specialist/Librarian

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