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Media Specialist

Summary Information:
Employer: Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Media Specialist
Library Media Specialist
School / Org: Kenwood Elementary School
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
FTE: .5
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN5113
Posting Date: Friday, 04 January 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Cedar Rapids Community Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Media Specialist (.5 FTE)

Location: Kenwood Elementary School

Date Available: 2018-2019 School Year

Summary: Develop and implement a school library media program which supports learner outcomes, is integrated across content areas and maximizes resources available for teachers and students grades K-5

Elementary Classroom K-6

Elementary School Teacher Librarian K-8 or School Teacher Librarian K-12

Essential Duties for Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
- Promote and provide assistance and instruction, training and/or support to students and staff in using a variety of resources, including various technologies and print and non-print resources.
- Provide support in the appropriate uses of technology for learning, creativity, productivity, and independent, ethical information access.
- Teach information retrieval skills: evaluating relevancy, authority, and accuracy of sources found on Internet, electronic databases and in print resources.
- Model and support professional principles of intellectual freedom and ethical use of materials.
- Teach the library curriculum as established by the district's library curriculum framework, working collaboratively with classroom teachers to integrate the curriculum into classroom activities whenever possible.
- Assist with building-level curriculum development by participating in team planning and teaching, providing instructional resource expertise and support.
- Promote and encourage reading and literature; provide reading guidance and encourage reading for both enjoyment and information.

Essential Duties for Designing Collaborative Spaces
- Create a safe teaching and learning environment in the library.
- Create space for design, collaboration, creativity, quiet, and to showcase learning.
- Manage the library to ensure it is a "user friendly" environment characterized by efficient operations and a service orientation.

Essential Duties for Professional Learning
- Plans with school administrators, IDS, and Building Team Leaders to provide a comprehensive program of staff development. Coordinates training of school-based staff in the use of electronic resources, multi-media creation and other library media resources.
- Work collaboratively with other district librarians to continually improve the media program and services.
- Participate in district-level meetings, in-services, committee work and curriculum writing.
- Remain current in the profession through pathways such as professional reading, associations, conference attendance, PLNs, and webinars.

Essential Duties for Leadership
- Communicate library program goals and initiatives clearly with building principal(s), staff, and district library facilitator.
- Models and supports innovative thinking and practices.
- Lead, coordinate, train, and supervise library staff and volunteers.
- Communicate with parents and community on services of the library.

Essential Duties for Collection Management & Library Administration
- Administer the building's library budget.
- Plan and manage the distribution and storage of all library media materials and equipment to provide maximum access to staff and students.
- Organize and maintain records of acquisitions, holdings, circulation for hardware and materials inventory, maintenance and access purposes.
- Direct collection development (selection, weeding, organization) so that the collection remains responsive to the diverse needs of the students and the curriculum.
- Eliminate obsolete materials from the collections to reflect changing curriculum needs of the building.

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