Library Media/Technology Specialist

Location
Laramie, WY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 20, 2019
Ref
1296
POSITION: Librarian
LOCATION: UW Lab School
SALARY: $44,460 minimum; final salary depends upon education and experience
CONTRACT: 185-day contract
START DATE: August 2019
CLOSING DATE: July 3, 2019

UW Lab School - Library Media/Technology Specialist Position (K-8)
The Library Media/Technology Specialist supports the curriculum and instruction needs of the K-8 students and teachers at the UW Lab School through a partnership with the University of Wyoming Libraries' Learning Resource Center (LRC).

Qualifications: Candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold, a certificate issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board with a library media endorsement and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. A graduate degree in Library and Information Studies or Instructional Technology is preferred.

The Library Media/Technology Specialist will support the development of the K-8 program at the UW Lab School by:
  • Collaborating with the LRC staff, school principal, and classroom and specialist teachers to support learning goals during library times as well as in the classrooms
  • Providing informational literacy/research instruction following best practices of the Association of School Library Association (AASL) standards
  • Organizing resources to complement learning classroom units of instruction
  • Participating in grade level and/or content area collaborative meetings to stay abreast as to what is being learned in the classrooms
  • Developing research and learning strategies to complement curriculum and instruction goals
  • Supporting student learning of grade level technology standards
  • Maintaining a collection of current professional resources for teachers
  • Developing and implementing curriculum for technology, information literacy, STEM/STEAM, and makerspace
  • Participating in professional development to enhance teaching and student's learning
  • Contributing to the professional development of others, giving support and willingly sharing resources and ideas

The Library Media/Technology Specialist will promote an appreciation of literature and enjoyment in recreational and informational reading at all grade levels. The Specialist will ensure the accessibility of current and relevant resources to both teachers and students. The Specialist will also contribute to the continued growth and maintenance of the collection as well as help LRC staff with circulation and other services to University faculty and students, as well as the general public.

Other desired qualifications include:
  • Evidence of personal commitment to continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of effective instructional practices which emphasize active student engagement
  • Knowledge of technology and its use for promoting student learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to build cross-curricular teams and engaging educational experiences for students
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work effectively with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Experience in project based learning and integration of content areas
  • K-8 teaching experience
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply Online at www.acsd1.org and click the red apply button in the upper right corner.

For additional Information:
Phone: 307-721-4400; Fax: 307-721-4408
Email: mhudson@acsd1.org

The District shall not discriminate in any manner because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs or activities. Inquiries relating to compliance with this policy may be addressed to: Title IX Coordinator, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming 82070, (307) 721-4400 or 504 Coordinator (relating to discrimination based on disability), 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming 82070, (307) 721-4400 or Office for Civil Rights, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204-3582, (303) 844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov Individuals with concerns or questions regarding discrimination in the provision of employment are advised to contact the Human Resources Director, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming 82070, (307) 721-4400. In addition, individuals with questions or concerns regarding equitable access should contact the District's Human Resources Director, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming 82070, (307) 721-4400. The District hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.