02 - Professional: Schools/Librarian
Austin Independent School District
This position requires a valid Texas certificate issued by the Texas Education Agency (e.g., School Librarian EC-12, Librarian, Learning Resources Specialist Certification, Learning Resources Endorsement.) Incumbent must have two (2) successful years of classroom teaching experience. Incumbent must be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
This position requires knowledge of and ability to apply current instructional and learning theories and methodologies. Broad knowledge of current media production techniques and changes in technology is required. This position requires a basic knowledge of a broad range of topics (e.g. the arts, sciences, literature, and history.) This position requires knowledge of State, Local, and Federal laws and regulations affecting performance of duties (e.g., school handbooks, American Library Association standards, copyright laws).
JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
In a school media center or library, incumbent is primarily responsible for formally instructingstudents and staff about library skills and assuring the development and management of mediaresources. Incumbent makes a substantial contribution to the education of students on the organization and use of a library or media center. Errors may result in an inability to access needed learning and instructional materials and equipment easily. Incumbent is responsible for overseeing the operations of the entire media center and in larger schools may supervise other media personnel. Errors may result in acquisition of inappropriate resources, out-dated learning materials, lost or wasted resources, and an inability to locate materials or equipment within the media center. A significant number of tasks in this area involve applying commonly accepted and used procedures to organize and control materials and equipment. Incumbent must be able to think quickly and creatively to meet the varied needs of students and staff.
- Plan, manage, supervise, and evaluate the campus library media center and program, developing goals and policies to ensure best practices in optimal service and efficient operation.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere that encourages student and staff use of library and information resources.
- Assist and motivate students and staff in the development of attitudes, habits, and skills leading to lifelong learning and independent and effective use of ideas and information.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers in designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction that ensures integration of literature, reference and research skills, information literacy skills, and technologies into student learning.
- Develop a quality collection of physical and online resources and equipment based on an analysis of campus needs and available funding.
- Perform administrative functions necessary for the management of the library media center, such as overseeing volunteers, student aides and other library staff as applicable; attending faculty and other campus related meetings and events.
- Provide leadership in the integration of technology and information resources into the curriculum.
- Maintain budget resources and accurate records.
- Communicate effectively with others, using a variety of media.
- Work with others as a team member.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Services are performed in a standard office or school setting. This position involves bending andstretching to shelve books, and may involve heavy lifting of technical equipment. This positionmay involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position. Judgment is required to interpret broad professional, State, Local, and Federal laws, regulations, and policies affecting the lives and education of children and the impact of thepolicies on instructional methodologies or techniques employed. Collection, development and management activities involve judgment when selecting particular materials and equipment (e.g., budget limitations, difficulty level of material or use, and subject).
PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent receives administrative supervision, and performance is typically evaluated three times per year. Supervisor may supply detailed instruction regarding matters such as changes in law or policy and completing State and Local forms. The work involves using professional skills and knowledge to access a broad range of specific or general information. Work relationships are with students, teachers, and other school staff to share information, plan resource needs, and instruct in the area of library skills. Involves significant contact with students to provide formal instruction on library skills. Involves contact with co-workers in the library or media center to assign tasks and give instruction. May involve contact with librarians or media personnel in other schools, public library staff, college library staff, sales representatives, and parents to share information and locate materials and equipment.
Duty Days: 187
Pay Grade: P6
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Employee Discount Program
Closing Date: Until Filled
An Equal Opportunity Employer