Colorado Springs School District 11
elementary and middle school openings
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Job DescriptionCOLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 11 DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: Under the direction of the building principal and the deputy superintendent/chief information officer or designee, the library technology educator (LTE) provides a quality library program as defined in Board of Education policy IJNC and Board of Education Regulation IJNC-R. The LTE collaborates regularly with classroom teachers and other instructional staff to integrate information literacy standards and technology competencies into content standards-based instruction, looks at student work to inform instruction, and instructs all students and teachers in information literacy and the use of resources. The LTE uses media center resources – human, print and non-print, and technology – to create an information and technology rich learning environment for the academic achievement of all District 11 students. The LTE serves as a consultant/staff developer to students, teachers, and other staff to develop and broaden skills, knowledge and experience in the all areas of library, media, and technology resources use and integration. The LTE ensures that basic technical assistance and support is provided to staff and students at his/her site. The LTE manages all aspects of the library/technology program. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (COMPETENCIES): Creates quality library media/information/technology program. • Collaborates regularly with classroom teachers and other instructional staff to integrate information literacy skills and technology competencies into content standards-based lessons. • Looks at student work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other instructional staff to inform instruction. • Instructs staff and students in information literacy and the use of resources. • Models the integration of information literacy standards, technology competencies, and content standards into collaboratively planned lessons/units. • Evaluates, selects, acquires, organizes, and retains learning resources and technology equipment. • Provides intellectual and physical access to hard copy and on-line electronic resources for students and staff. • Develops and manages library and technology budgets. • Maintains the library automation/management system. • Serves as liaison with Learning Resource Services and the Division of Information, Technology/CQI. • Upholds media center policy and procedures consistent with district goals, policies, procedures and mission statement. • Supervises and maintains all daily functions of the school-based library and technology services. • Serves as a resource/staff developer for use of information literacy and technology in a variety of learning settings using different strategies and best practices. Organizes complex tasks and processes. • Collects, analyzes, and reports data for the development of program goals and to assess the performance to meet program goals. • Develops and puts into place a personal professional growth plan that is aligned to school/program goals. • Develops systems/plan for: collection development, inventory, repair records, equipment location, resource maintenance, and replacement/upgrade of technology equipment. • Coordinates activities of the library/technology support staff. • Evaluates library/technology support staff. • Ensures library media center/computer labs are flexibly scheduled in order to provide students and staff access to resources and services at the point of learning need. • Provides a barrier-free learning environment that is an inviting, accessible, and stimulating place with work-space for individuals and groups for research, browsing, listening, viewing, reading, computing, and producing materials to meet learning needs. Plans for strategic acquisition and maintenance of all networks, hardware, software and resources • Ensures that basic technical assistance and support are provided to students and staff in a timely manner. • Supports the implementation, utilization, and maintenance of all technology equipment and program components. • Serves as site level network manager. • Serves as liaison with the Support Center. Communicates with stakeholders • Communicates with teachers to overcome problems and promote integration of information literacy and technology into daily classroom activities. • Works with users in implementing and monitoring district policies, procedures and security controls. • Communicates with the school principal to facilitate implementation of library, information literacy, media and technology initiatives and related school improvement goals. • Communicates library/media/technology highlights to school communities. • Communicates school-based, district and regional technology, media, instructional staff development activities. Analyzes and solves problems effectively • Collaborates with other library technology educators to resolve concerns related to information literacy skills and technology competencies. • Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to solve problems effectively. • Collaborates with appropriate staff to seek competitive grant applications to secure funding for school and district resources, technology, and materials. Leads and facilitates collaboratively • Develops and implements school-level information literacy and educational technology plans. • Works to integrate information literacy and educational technology elements/needs into the School Improvement Plan. • Works with all stakeholders to clearly set the mission and aligned goals for the library, media, and technology program. • Uses and models a continuous improvement (plan, do, study, act) approach to set direction, and create an environment conducive to learning and achieving high student achievement. • Monitors, charts, and displays progress toward program goals. • Serves as an active contributor to school and district level leadership, instructional, and curricular teams and committees. OTHER DUTIES: Performs all other duties/work as required. KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Demonstrated knowledge and competence in all aspects of providing a quality library media/technology program and services to faculty, staff and students. Demonstrated skills in district curriculum and the utilization of instructional strategies and best practices. Ability to foster and manage change. Exhibited high tolerance for ambiguity. Ability to actively promote growth of information literacy skills and technology competencies among all students and staff. Demonstrated abilities in organizational, human relations, oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated technical competencies in building-based hardware and software. QUALIFICATIONS: Eligible for Colorado Teaching License. Eligible for School Library Endorsement through library coursework or library master’s degree or the ability to get endorsement within three years required. Experience in teaching and library, technology, or related field preferred. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to and is evaluated by the Principal with input from the Deputy Superintendent/Chief Information Officer or designee. Supervises school-level library/technology/technical support staff. WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in a typical office and school environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is regularly active with mostly walking and standing with periods of sitting. Long periods of repetitive motion involving fingers, hands, and arms occur on a regular basis. Typical positions require workers to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; climb stairs, ladders, or scaffolding; bend and crouch; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards; identify colors; detect odors; and feel the shape, size and temperature of objects. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing. FLSA STATUS: Exempt WORK YEAR: 182 Days (teacher work day) with an additional 10 days to be worked within a window of ten days before and ten days after the school year. SALARY RANGE: As determined by placement on the teacher’s salary schedule with compensation for the extended work year. This position is covered by the Master Agreement between the Colorado Springs Education Association and the Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education.
Posted Apr 25, 2007