Service for World Class Schools

Librarian

Abilene ISD | Abilene, TX

Posted Date 4/08/2019
Description

 
Primary Purpose:

Supervise and manage the school library/media center. Provide services and resources that allow students to develop skills in locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and using information to solve problems. Serve as teacher, materials expert, and curriculum adviser to ensure that library/media center is involved in instructional programs of the school.

   
Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Master's degree from accredited college or university (for individuals certified after January 23, 2001). Or, working toward a master's degree complete within two years of hire date.

Valid Texas librarian or learning resources specialist certificate or endorsement; individuals may apply if they are eligible for or currently possess the appropriate emergency permit (15 hours in program preferred). Or, working toward a library certification complete within two years of hire date.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of library science

Ability to instruct, manage student behavior, and emphasize internet safety

Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal skills, knowledge of social media outlets

Experience:

Preferably 3+ years experience teaching or in library/media center in public school setting

 

Minimum 2 years as an early childhood - 12th grade classroom teacher

   
Responsibilities:

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instruction

Provide group instruction and individual guidance to students to help them locate resources and use research techniques.

Consult teachers on appropriate use of materials and help them schedule materials for classroom instruction.

Serve as information resource for users of library/media center materials and provide staff development opportunities for teachers on the availability and use of campus and district learning resources.

Library Programs

Effectively plan school library program to meet identified needs.

Assist in preparation of bibliographies and curriculum guides.

Manage acquisitions, processing, organizing, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of resources.

Coordinate development and maintenance of community resource file.

Maintain schedules for instructional television programs and encourage use of video programs for educational purposes.

Create a library/media center environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.

Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.

Student Management

Carry out discipline in accordance with board policies and administrative regulations.

Interact with students to promote positive attitudes toward school library.

Administration

Compile, budget and cost estimates based on documented program needs.

Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in the library/media services area.

Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the library/media center program and make changes based on the findings.

Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.

Communication

Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.

Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise clerical aide(s), student aides, and volunteers.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: 

Maintain emotional control under stress. Climbing, stretching, frequent light lifting of books and boxes. Maintain confidentiality, perform other duties as assigned by the principal/designee. Job duties often require working outside the normal school day.

   
Salary: Calendar Schedule:  187 - Days
   
 

Wage/Hour Status:          Exempt

Pay Grade:                       Teacher, Librarians, & Nurses (RN) Salary Plan (click HERE to see pay scale)

Master's Degree:             Additional $1,000 annual stipend

Only applicants submitted through www.abileneisd.org will be considered for employment.

Job Category
Professional

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