This position reports to the Principal, School for the Blind and is responsible to support curriculum, instruction and technology integration efforts / activities, and to manage daily access to and utilization of information and technology resources, including library, media, computer, video, and telecommunications, Braille, and assistive technologies. This position serves as a consultant / professional development trainer to students, teachers, service providers throughout the state, and other educational staff to develop and broaden skills, knowledge and experience in the areas of library, media, and technology resources, and provides basic technical assistance and support.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordination of Library Media / Information Services
Responsible for resource evaluation, selection, acquisition, organization and retention.
Responsible for effective development and management of the library and media budget.
Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the library management system.
Facilitates the acquisition of information and research skills among staff and students.
Collaborates with teachers to integrate technology and information literacy into classrooms.
Upholds media center policy and procedures consistent with school goals, policies, procedures and mission / vision statements.
Supervises and maintains all daily functions of the school-based library, media and technology services.
Collaborates with staff and community to develop activities for library / media / information / technology integration and school reform.
Responsible for the development of systems for inventory, repair records, equipment location, resource maintenance and replacement/upgrade of technology, library and media resources.
Responsible to facilitate Captioned Media services.
Oversees community volunteers assigned to support the media center.
Supports and Facilitates Technology Collaboration in Teaching and Learning
Assists in the development of, and conducts training programs for staff and students in the utilization of library and media resources.
Provides on-site technical services to support curriculum and instruction.
Serves as a resource for use of technology in a variety of learning settings using different strategies.
Communicates with school principals to facilitate implementation of library, media and technology initiatives and related school improvement goals.
Communicates library / media / technology highlights to school communities.
Collaborates with other coordinators of information and technology to resolve concerns related to library, media and technology competencies.
Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to analyze and solve problems effectively.
Collaborates with appropriate staff to apply for competitive grants and secure funding for school resources, technology and materials.
Assists in the development of school information technology plan.
Participates in activities related to professional development and training / workshops as appropriate; e.g., reads professional literature to maintain a high level of expertise in new information resources / technologies.
Identifies and provides opportunities for the school to serve as a learning and technology-rich environment.
Teams with teachers to support curriculum and student achievement.
Positively serves as a team member of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; and participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.
Performs all other related duties as required / assigned.
Mission Statement: The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.
Master's Degree in Educational Media, Library Media, or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association required;
specialization in Deaf Education or Vision Education desired.
Must hold, be eligible for, and obtain appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, with Educational Media Specialist or School Librarian endorsement, or equivalent; added endorsement for Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing or Visually Impaired desired.
Experience in library media, technology or related field; experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and/or blind/visually impaired preferred.
Proficiency or commitment to work toward proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Intermediate (Plus) skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.
Ability to demonstrate or commitment to work toward competency in Braille.
In addition to the submission of a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), please upload the items listed below to your on-line application:
Letter of Interest
Recent Letters of Recommendation, with signature
Copies of All Transcripts
Copy of Educator Certificatio
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager; Phone#: (719) 578-2114; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CSDB Website: http://www.csdb.org