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Friday, January 20, 2017

Media Center Specialist needed in Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public Schools!

Under the direction of the Building Principal, the Library Media Specialist is responsible for planning, administering and implementing the operations, procedures and routines of the media center. While specific duties and responsibilities will vary from building to building, the Media Center Specialist performs such tasks as managing and purchasing the collection of media materials, technology and equipment; teachers media literacy in print, digital and multimedia formats; collaborates and works with instructional staff in locating online and digital resources, books and materials to support the curriculum and/or co-teaching or collaborating on special student projects; coordinates and/or participates in the cataloging, classifying, and circulation of media materials; provides instructional, assistance and support in the use of technology, software, tools, and equipment within the media center. Develops and builds an effective media center website with links to media center learning (ie: research website, writing basics, etc…).

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions
Teaches media literacy skills and standards for assigned building grades.
Teaches media literacy in the language arts.
Instructions students in print, digital, and multimedia formats.
Encourages creativity and innovation; critical thinking; problem solving; and decision making.
Provides instruction and support in research and fluency development skills.
Collaborates and works closely with instructional personnel regarding ideas/resources for specific curriculum areas.
Collaborate and works with instructional staff by supporting teachers and students in curriculum areas, on projects, and in the use of resources. Provides assistance in developing book list, ideas, genre support for language arts. Tailors and selects resources to support research and inquiry units.
Researches technology for projects; creates samples; generates directions for student guides on projects; Formulates and plans materials to support lesson plans.
Develops and administers the print and non-print collections. Selects, orders, and systematically catalogs and organizes all media center materials and items.
Provides direction to media assistants or library volunteers.
Monitors media user needs, usage, and trends to better structure and program needs.
Researches and develops on-line and digital resources for staff and student use.
Develops collection(s) based on curriculum and learner needs that are in alignment with District policy and curriculum.
Reviews and removes obsolete or outdated materials from the media collection(s).
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Planning and teaching students consistent with approved curriculum in the areas of instructional technology, media literacy and library science. Developing media service procedures and media systems. Presenting complex materials and concepts in an understandable and grade appropriate manner concerning library/media skills curriculum, information and technology. Organizing, evaluating, developing, acquiring and maintaining media center print and non-print collections, information and technology hardware, software and digital equipment. Operating library management system and records. Delegating and monitoring the activities of media center personnel and students. Applying and interpreting district policies and procedures pertaining to discipline and student management. Organizational skills. Establishing and implementing media center procedures and policies. Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with staff, students, and the general public. Preparing and making presentations to groups and individuals. Organization of media center equipment, resources, catalogs, and student information. Basic math skills needed to maintain a budget. Promoting and planning special events/programs. Writing grants to enhance media center resources. Performing research and utilizing information/technology resources.
Education and Experience
Media Center Specialist Licensure is preferred.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and
occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing,
using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires climbing or balancing,
stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions;
work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception and peripheral vision; vocal
communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or
important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal
spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in
sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects
and/or small parts and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions
(non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor
weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the
risk of electrical shock, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective
equipment and Exposure to bodily fluids; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light
Special Requirements
Media Center Specialist Licensure

Position is open until filled.