JOB STATUS: UNTIL FILLED
QUALIFICATIONS: Collegiate professional license with endorsement in Library Media Pre K-12 or eligible for endorsement. Teaching experience is preferred. Hands on experience with circulation and collection analysis required. Must be proficient in selecting, evaluating, organizing and processing instructional materials and equipment. Must be proficient in the production and use of a variety of media (print and nonprint) and in organizing, managing and evaluating media programs. Must be highly proficient in applying the principles of curriculum planning, learning and teaching as they relate to informational skills and to the role of the library-media specialist. Must have an understanding of the knowledge, skills and processes of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and how curriculum can be organized to teach these standards to students. Must have an understanding and knowledge of the skills and processes of the issues surrounding ethical access and use of information, including copyright, intellectual freedom, privacy and security. Must be highly proficient in the use of technology in the classroom. Must demonstrate understanding of and proficiency in grammar, usage and mechanics and their integration in writing. Bilingual skills to include Spanish are a plus. Upon completion of the online application, must also complete the TalentED EPI assessment.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Assists students in identifying, locating and interpreting information housed in and outside the library media center. Promotes the development of independent search habits by enhancing the student's ability to evaluate those sources found. Provides instruction in accessing, evaluating and communicating information and in the production of media to fit within the curricula. Participates in building, district, department and grade-level curriculum development and assessment projects. Plans jointly with teachers and administrators to provide and evaluates instruction in information access. Works with teachers to improve instructional activities. Provides an inviting environment in the library media center that promotes reading and research. Maintains, stores, secures and loans audiovisual equipment and sends equipment for repair as needed. Coordinates all instructional TV activities in the school. Performs other related duties as assigned.
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Duties performed typically in a school library setting. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, walking and light lifting up to 10 pounds. Effective verbal and written communication skills for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.
REPORTS TO: Principal or assigned Administrator
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RCPS employees) must submit an on-line application. Please access website at: www.rvaschools.net
Please upload the following information with your application: a current resume, transcript and license if applicable. Also, when completing your application, include three email addresses of your professional references and/or upload letters of references. A combination of professional reference email addresses and letters are accepted. Richmond City Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting, tuberculosis screening and drug/alcohol testing as a condition of employment. EOE.
PAY SCALE: Teacher's salary scale
LENGTH OF CONTRACT: This is a ten month (210 days) contract position with excellent benefits.
START DATE: Based on School Board approval