Library/Media Specialist

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
42k-60k per year
May 27, 2021
Job Type

Library/Media Specialist Position (Bluemound campus)

Woodlands is seeking an innovative, collaborative and self-directed individual for the position of Library/Media Specialist for our organization.  The successful candidate must be able to provide the teaching of informational literacy skills for all learners and the expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals and objectives of Woodlands School, Inc..  The candidate must also develop and maintain a library/media center that is rich in both print and non-print materials as well as manage the media centers as flexible learning environments.  In collaboration with school faculty and administrators, the ideal candidate will develop a program that will support and empower future-ready students who are enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, ethical users of information and technology, and creators who use media to engage effectively with the world.

Woodlands School, Inc. offers an innovative educational program of excellence for the whole child in a diverse environment that prepares the child for lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world. The Woodlands Way is a character-based education approach that helps students recognize and develop positive values. 

Started in 1936, Woodlands School is a public charter school through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  With two campuses, Bluemound and State Street, Woodlands utilizes a multi-age classroom model that incorporates SEL and character education into daily instruction.  Content area instruction is standards aligned, rigorous, and provides opportunities for project based learning and real world connections. 


Position Expectations:

Develop and administer an integrated school library media program

Instruct students and staff in the effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment

Evaluate, select, and procure print and digital resources and related equipment

Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a school library media program

Implement a results oriented information and technology literacy skills curriculum integrated with the subject area curriculum through partnerships with teachers

Provide leadership and guidance for effectively integrating technologies with instruction to create 21st-century instructional strategies

Instruct teachers, administrators, and other staff in the use of new information technologies

Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional objectives. 


Candidate Expectations: 

Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills, including the research process 

Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources 

Expertise in basic technology, including computer operation, and productivity software

Strength in communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff

Knowledge of instructional methods, strategies, and pedagogy 

Knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories 

Continued acquisition of  professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research


Minimum Requirements: 

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 

Current Wisconsin teaching license 

In addition, applicants should hold certification 1092-Library Media Specialist or 5091-Library Media Supervisor from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 

Completion of a state-approved educator preparation program 

Satisfactory Background Check 


Reports to: School Principal 


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required: 

To talk or hear. 

The employee is frequently required to stand. 

The employee is occasionally required to sit; walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.