Supervisor of Library Media Services

Newport News Public Schools-1
Newport News, VA, US
Closing date
Dec 27, 2021

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Administrator, Supervisor / Manager, Teaching, Media Specialist / Librarian
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Supervisor of Library Media Services
Newport News Public Schools
12507 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News , VA 23606

Licensed Administrator - Position - Supervisor

Job Number : 3700179916

Start Date :

Open Date : 10/21/2021

Closing Date :

Job Summary
Position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the PK-12 school library program for the division. Position functions as instructional supervisor for all school library/media center personnel and is responsible for preparing and monitoring the budget to include updates to circulations, materials, and resources. The supervisor of Library Media Services also works collaboratively with school library media staff to develop
curriculum and assessments, professional development, and the integration of inquiry-based lessons that strengthen the overall curriculum across all contents.

Essential Duties
1. Develops and implements plans the school library program at the district level.
2. Evaluates the effectiveness of school librarians and school libraries in partnership with building administrators.
3. Collaborates and leads curriculum development, implementation, and revision.
4. Guides division level curation of high quality resources and the acquisition of library materials that are diverse, inclusive, current, and relevant,
5. Advises principals on the scope, development, and improvement of school library programs in schools.
6. Coordinates, writes, and supervises implementation of Library/Media curriculum.
7. Assists Human Resources with the screening of candidates for school library media specialist positions and participates on interview panels.
8. Provides professional learning opportunities for teachers and school librarians to foster innovative classroom and school library practices with information technologies, inquiry learning, literacy, and other learner-centered and resource-based instructional practices.
9. Provides support for division participation in pre-adoption evaluations of instructional materials.
10. Administers, in collaboration with the technology department, the integrated library management system.
11. Develops and manages approved budget for the division's library/media services, to include materials, supplies, and equipment.
12. Supervises assigned instructional and educational support personnel.
13. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Must possess a Master degree Post-Graduate Professional License, endorsements in Library / Media Science. Must complete requirements for a Virginia License in Administration and Supervision within 3 years of hire. Position requires a minimum of three years successful experience as school library/media specialist. Knowledge of administrative computer applications and media technology as related to department job functions. Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, methods and developments in library/media technology. Must possess the ability to read and prepare correspondence, reports, forms, research papers, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to rules of punctuation, grammar, and style. Position requires the ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

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Position Control Number : 3057

Reports To : Executive Director of Curriuculum and Instruction

Duty Days : 245

Months : 12

Hours : 8

Salary Rate Range : Salary commensurate with education and experience

Special Considerations : Paid in accordance with grade 44 on the grade plan.

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The Newport News Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, and 4-6).


The Newport News Public Schools division educates 28,680 children in 42 schools: 5 early childhood centers, 24 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 5 high schools, 1 middle/high combination school. NNPS employees number 4,688.

With an early learning curriculum designed to boost literacy and math instruction, state-of-the art science labs and advanced educational technology, NNPS has the tools to ensure student and teacher success.

At Newport News Public Schools, people are our most valued resource. Whether you are a job seeker or a member of our talented staff, Human Resources will help you with the tools needed for success.

Human Resources seeks dedicated professionals and staff to support our district's goal of graduating college, career, and citizen-ready students. We also value the personal well-being and professional development of our employees and strive to make the employment experience at Newport News Public Schools as rewarding as possible.

To learn more, please visit our district website 

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