Librarian/Media Specialist - Hogan Preparatory Academy Charter
Position: Librarian/Media Specialist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Library Media Specialist (8/1/17)
Job Location: Hogan Preparatory Academy
Beginning: Aug 01, 2017
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Hogan Preparatory Academy Charter
Kansas City, MO 64110
Telephone: 816-444-3484 EXT 1400
Job Description:
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Job Title:    Library Media Specialist
Reports To: Principal         
Supervises:    N/A
FLSA Status:   Exempt
Contract Days:  Academic Year Ten Months
The purpose of this position is to work with both students and teachers to facilitate access to information in a wide variety of formats, instruct students and teachers how to acquire, evaluate and use information and the technology needed in this process, and introduce students to literature and other resources to broaden their horizons. As a collaborator, change agent, and leader, the school library media specialist develops, promotes and implements a program that will help prepare students to be effective users of ideas and information, a lifelong skill.
  • Provide appropriate material for students at all reading levels, conduct specialized programs and work with the students (and their parents) to help foster interest and competence in the reader
  • Plans cooperatively with teachers to incorporate information skills into the classroom curriculum and to assist teachers in developing resource based units and activities; including the use of technology to access information outside the library media center.
  • Uses a wide variety of teaching methods, media, technology and ways of communicating information to insure that students can access and use all types of information sources and best practices for incorporating information literacy
  • Assist students and teachers doing research to find the information they need, through a structured conversation called a reference interview.  Assist with research on a specific question, providing direction on the use of databases and other electronic information resources; obtaining specialized materials from other sources
  • Order library materials and database subscriptions, computers and other equipment that supports and enriches the instructional program of the school by providing a variety of resources in various formats contributing to effective resource-based teaching and learning; supervise the cataloging and physical processing of new materials.
  • Manage collections development. The librarian monitors the selection of books and electronic resources that are most appropriate for the school, staff, and students. Coordinate and perform collection development duties such as reading reviews, catalogs, checking internet sources; reviewing patron requests; performing order, billing approval, and vendor communications; and editing catalog records.
  • Teach information literacy skills in face-to-face classes and/or through the collaborative efforts with teachers. They instruct library users on how to find, evaluate and use information effectively.
  • Prepare plans, reports, and budgets for all areas of the Library Media Center. Provide a positive, clean, and organized student-centered environment that accommodates a variety of teaching and learning styles and reflects the unique aspects of the learning community we serve. 
  • Representative examples of library media specialist responsibilities:
    • Researching topics of interest for their constituencies.
    • Suggesting appropriate information literacy materials for students of different reading levels.
    • Facilitating and promoting reading clubs.
    • Takes a leadership role in promoting and demonstrating the use of new technologies and media with teachers and other adults
    • Developing programs for library users of all ages and backgrounds.
    • Managing access to electronic information resources.
    • Building collections to respond to changing school needs or demands
    • Writing grants to gain funding for expanded program or collections
    • Digitizing collections for online access
    • Answering incoming reference questions via telephone, email, and face-to-face conversation.
    • Audio-visual equipment service/circulation
    • Integrate the effective use of resources through cooperative planning and teaching with staff.
    • Establish suitable routines for acquisition, circulation, and maintenance of resources.

  • Bachelor Degree in Education or related field of study
  • Three years successful teaching experience
  • Certified K-12 Media Specialist preferred



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