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Job Title: Librarian
Reports to: Principal
Dept./School: Assigned Campus(es...
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Librarian / 182 Days
Minimum Salary: $61,000

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)

Valid Texas librarian or learning resources specialist certificate or endorsement

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of library science

Ability to instruct and manage student behavior

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience:

Two years experience in library/media center in public school setting
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.

Assessment
• Facilitate all aspects of planning, coordinating, and evaluating the campus standardized testing

program under the direction of the district testing coordinator. Verify that students receive allowable

accommodations as assigned by the appropriate committees.
• Maintain the confidentiality of student assessment and ensure that campus complies with test security

requirements. Report testing related issues to the campus principal and district testing coordinator.
• Implement and monitor the administration of state assessments and verify campus compliance with

state and local mandates, procedures, record keeping, and deadlines.
• Attend all district level assessment training. Conduct campus level training regarding current

requirements of the state assessment program including test administration, security, and

confidentiality. Disseminate information as it relates to student assessment.
• Communicate results of testing (and other appraisal results) to school personnel, students, and their

parents.

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, boxes.

THE JOSHUA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Joshua TX USA

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