Library Specialists

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Summary Information:
Employer: Chesapeake Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Library
School / Org: Chesapeake Public Schools
Location Chesapeake, Virginia
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN7
Posting Date: 19 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Chesapeake Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Applicant Pool - Library Specialists

Calendar Days: 10 Calendar Months

Educational Requirements:
Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor's Degree
* Master's Degree

Education specialization:
Essential:
* Library & Media

Description:
Performs difficult professional work instructing students in library skills, operating an elementary, middle or high school library and serving as a resource for instructional personnel and students; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.

- Planning, overseeing, supervising and operating an elementary, middle or secondary school library; providing instruction to students in library skills; serving as library and media resource person; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.
- Manages and administers overall school library program;
- Provides instructional services to students; oversees and operates library equipment and technological services;
- Assists teachers with their curriculum involving use of the media center and their curriculum; instructs and helps teachers in use of various information formats available; works with teachers to implement a media skills program;
- Helps students check out and return media center materials; helps students select materials to complete research assignments and locate materials; conducts orientation sessions for students regarding media center; trains students on use of media center equipment;
- Conducts media orientation sessions for new teachers and student teachers;
- Sets up media equipment; troubleshoots and makes minor repairs to equipment;
- Orders film and materials and special equipment from ERC and keeps appropriate records; participates in curriculum planning; plans, implements and evaluates integrated media center/classroom lessons; Selects, purchases, processes and catalogues media center materials; administers library budget;
- Maintains logs, schedules and calendars of media center use;
- Prepares book displays and bulletin boards; posts announcements and media center rules and regulations; publicizes services of media center; recommends media materials;
- Updates card catalogue system; takes annual inventory of books, audio/visual material and equipment;
- Prepares and files required reports;
- Teaches library and research skills to elementary students; reads to elementary students;
- Shelves returned books; maintains library in neat condition and conducive to a learning environment;
- Sends overdue notices to students; trains media clerks and other library staff;
- Performs related tasks as required.

Other Information:
Thorough knowledge of professional library/media principals, materials and practices; thorough knowledge of the operation of a variety of media equipment; thorough knowledge of prescribed school system policies and procedures; ability to evaluate library programs and services and to develop improved methods; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and staff; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.

Working Conditions:
Essential:
* This is sedentary work.
* Exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
* Exertion of up to 20 pounds of force.
* Work requires stooping.
* Work requires kneeling
* Work requires reaching.
* Work requires standing.
* Work requires lifting.
* Work requires using fingers.
* Hearing required to perceive info at normal levels
* Visual acuity is required for determining accuracy of work.
* Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing data.
* Observing general surroundings and activities.
* Not subject to adverse environmental conditions.



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