Media Technician

Location
Thornton, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 25, 2020
Ref
1911
  • Position Type:
    School-Based Support/Media Technician

  • Date Posted:
    8/24/2020

  • Location:
    Thornton High School

  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

  •   GRADE: G16
    MINIMUM HOURLY RATE: $14.96
    STANDARD HOURS PER WEEK: 40

    FTE: 1.0
    MONTHS PER YEAR: 9
    JOB CODE: 041123

    POSITION TYPE: REPLACEMENT - REGULAR

    SUMMARY: Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the school library media center. Manage and supervise a high functioning library space, as well as all technology associated with the library. Provide students and staff with support for digital and print resources.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Support for Instruction: students and staff
    All patrons: Operate library software system. Circulate materials, place holds, process overdue materials, inter-library loans, communicate with students and parents, and maintain privacy and accuracy of patron records. Assist with the use of mobile devices, computer workstations, eReaders, computer software, mobile device applications, and web tools. Provide programming support and/or leadership as needed for: reading aloud to students, book fairs, author visits, library-related events, engaging displays of reading materials to create awareness of available print and digital resources and. training and supervision of student aides and volunteers. Provide leadership and guidance so that all patrons learn to effectively: access and use the online card catalog system, print and digital materials and the library space.
    Students: Manage students in the library space and have knowledge of the school discipline policy.
    Teachers and staff: Research and pull library's print resources as requested. Assist students and staff in accessing print and digital materials. Engage with them in a way that helps them gain confidence in using the library resources and space.
    2. Managing the Space, Collection and Library Technology: Manage library space and technology calendars for use of space/materials. Manage library technology, resolving issues as they arise. Perform clerical duties as needed.
    Library collection: Copy catalog materials to the library collection. Receive and process new print materials. Shelve books. Weed sections of the collection with the assistance of the teacher librarian or District Library Services Coordinator. Create a friendly, clean, collaborative learning environment in the library media center. Fill teacher and student materials requests as needed, conducting research as necessary. Collaborate with teachers to assess resource needs, both print and digital, that support the curriculum, as needed. Work with an approved vendor to organize previews of resources for teaching staff as needed. Perform an annual library inventory with District resources as needed.
    3. Library Software and Digital Resources: Set up policies, school calendar and rules in the software. Link digital resources through the online catalog and library management software. Run common and necessary reports. Facilitate password use for library resources (library management software, databases, ebooks) with students and staff. Troubleshoot library management software problems using AD12 support, library management software online and phone support.
    4. Financial Management: Make thoughtful decisions about waiving or reducing student/staff fines and document in LMS. Work with the Office Manager to maintain accurate records. Place, track and coordinate library and digital literacy purchases, including, but not limited to books, ebooks, and supplies for the library, as needed, with guidance from the Teacher Librarian, Office Manager and Principal. Resolve discrepancies with vendors. Create and submit financial reports (p-cards and book fairs) with the office manager, as needed. Communicate with vendors, staff members and principal for new book purchasing.
    5. Perform other job related duties as assigned including participating in trainings and meetings offered to increase skill and proficiency related to assignments.

    EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
    • Associate's degree or two years of college courses (48 hours or more) preferred.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a library, school or office setting.
    • Experience working with children required.

    LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
    • Criminal background check required for hire.
    • Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-hire post-offer physical examination.

    • Responsible for supervising the behavior and well-being of students in the library
    • Responsible for assisting with interviewing, hiring and training volunteers or student aides; assisting with planning, assigning and directing work; and assisting with addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:
    • Responsible for monitoring library budget, as needed.


    SALARY INFORMATION:
    Salary placement on our Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade for the position being posted and employees' previous work experience. "Grade" refers to position or job classification and "Step" refers to number of work experience credit or service years. Initial placement will be at the Grade for the position step 1. All Newly hired classified employees are placed initially on Step 1 of the pay grade for their position. Classified employees can advance an additional 5 steps (maximum Step 6) based on their previous experience. See our Classified Salary Schedule.

    BENEFITS INFORMATION:
    Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).
    To learn more about our benefits, please see our Benefits Overview.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION:
    All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.
    THIS POSTING IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION.

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