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Library Media Specialist

Laramie County School District 1, East High School

Cheyenne, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$48,420.00 to $80,928.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Cheyenne, WY

Hours

37.50

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

School (K-12)

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The job of Library Media Specialist - Secondary Schools is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for performing clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials and/or textbooks, documenting losses and monitoring procedures; implementing age appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; selecting appropriate items in support of classroom instruction; and instructing students on the proper use of the library resource.

This job reports to Principal

Essential Functions

  • Administers budget for media materials and services based on district and building goals for the purpose of the latest media materials are available for students and staff.
  • Assists teachers, students and administrators (e.g. bibliographies, resource list, etc.) for the purpose of identifying resource materials for use in classroom and/or class assignments.
  • Conducts classes and/or activities in a variety of formats for the purpose of promoting the use and enjoyment of literature.
  • Evaluates books and/or periodicals for retention within collection (e.g. repairing damaged books, recommending retirement of books and/or periodicals) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of books and library materials.
  • Evaluates media equipment for the purpose of making repairs, providing technical support, diagnosing malfunctions and/or recommending acquisitions.
  • Maintains materials inventory (e.g. library books, library hardware/software, media equipment and related instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and ensuring the availability of materials when required.
  • Monitors student activities for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Operates a variety of media production equipment and systems (e.g. program channel, video tape, edit media, duplicate media, etc.) for the purpose of providing media production services.
  • Oversees student aides and/or volunteers for the purpose of providing orientation, training and ensuring assignments are completed.
  • Participates in meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs routine maintenance and operating checks on media equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability of equipment for school site use.
  • Performs circulation activities (e.g. item check-in and check-out, prepare circulation count, lists of overdue items) for the purpose of controlling the use, location and availability of items in the collection.
  • Prepares manual and electronic documents and reports (e.g. collection statistics, scheduling reports/requests, renewal information, overdue lists, textbook orders, fines, costs, etc.) for the purpose of providing documentation and information to others.
  • Processes library books, periodicals, software and related media materials (e.g. logging into master files; barcoding, shelving, producing required reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing students and staff with required materials.
  • Processes new student library cards; notices of missing, damaged, or overdue books, media and materials for the purpose of providing and/or maintaining access to library resources and securing reimbursement for loses.
  • Repairs books and materials for the purpose of ensuring the availability of books and library materials.
  • Responds to inquiries of students, staff, parents (e.g. availability of books, finding appropriate reference documents, status of overdue fines, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as required.

Other Functions Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
 

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; budgeting and cost control; effective listening; managing projects/programs; managing staff/performance; monitoring activities; record keeping; use of technology.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: library practices, terminology and procedures; age appropriate literature; computer and Internet operations; and concepts of grammar and punctuation.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing effective working relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; displaying mechanical aptitude; working with frequent interruptions; preparing and maintaining accurate records; communication with persons of diverse backgrounds/knowledge/skills; and organizing.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to affect the organization’s services. 

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 35% sitting, 40% walking, and 25% standing.  The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment.

Additional Info & Requirements

Experience:  Job related experience is required.
Education:  Masters degree in job-related area.
Equivalency Required Testing
Certificates:  Appropriate Wyoming State Department of Education Certificate, endorsement and highly qualified status
Continuing Educ./Training
Clearances:  Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
FLSA Status:  Exempt

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.applitrack.com/laramie1/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Teaching%2fProfessional+Job+Postings&subcategory=Secondary+Library+Media+Specialist&AppliTrackJobId=3547&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

HR Info

HIRING MANAGER: Sam Mirich
Title:  Principal East High School
Phone:  307-771-2663

Posted Sep 9, 2022