Summary: Collaborates with teaching staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library media program, provides specialized instruction to students and teaching staff, and oversees the selection, organization, utilization, and maintenance of library, information, and curriculum resources. The mission of the library media program is “to ensure that students are effective users of information enabling them to be lifelong learners.”
Provide instruction for students and staff in the use of print and electronic reference tools and information literacy processes;
Promote literacy and enjoyment of reading.
Provide a scheduling plan that assures all students and teachers access to the Library Media Center.
Plan and teach library and research skills as an integral part of the curriculum.
Serve as a resource for teachers in supporting their classroom curriculum efforts.
Guide students in the selection of reading and research materials.
Promote reading and the use of library programs as an integral part of the school, including the organizing and implementing of such library-related activities as author visits, book talks, and book fairs.
Encourage and incorporate technologies appropriate to the library setting for purposes of instruction and assists students in their use.
Manage the library by: - supervising, teaching and directing the work of volunteers and student assistants; - organizing, managing, and maintaining the Library Media Center;
- maintaining an organized, attractive physical appearance of the library;
- supervising the circulation process;
- managing the budgets for purchase of library books and resources; and
- managing the library collection by selective purchasing and weeding.
Serve on school-based committees.
Maintain a connection between the school’s library program and the Buffalo and Erie County Library programs and activities.
Adheres to all dress standards and policies.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors or Master’s degree in Library/Media Science from an accredited college or university
NYS certification as a library/media specialist
Experience teaching, modeling, and coaching educational technology for both students and staff Demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and students Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills; maintaining open communication and relating sensitively to others