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Media Specialist - Media - School

Media Specialist - Media - School License and Certification Qualifications: Geor

2019-06-07 2020
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Position: Media Specialist Salary: $46,646 per year Type: Full Time Location: Gwinnett County, GA
License and Certification Qualifications: Georgia Library/Media Certification required.
Education Qualifications: Master’s degree in library media or advanced degree with media certification required.
Experience Qualifications: Classroom teaching experience preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of library media, instructional/information technology, and curriculum; ability to work and
communicate effectively with students, staff, and the community; demonstrated skills in oral and written communication;
demonstrated skills in organization and problem solving; and ability to act as a representative of Gwinnett County Public
Schools.
Primary Responsibilities: Serve as an instructional partner to assure student achievement, while developing, managing,
and administering a quality media program that provides media resources, facilities, and services to support all areas of
the instructional program.
1. Develop collaborativepartnerships to support learning.
a. Collaborate with teachers to design, implement,and evaluate inquiry lessons and units that integrate reading
strategiesand research skills.
b. Work with administrators to promote, support, andimplement collaboration.
c. Collaborate to align and connect the research processand information literacy skills to the Academic Knowledge and
Skills (AKS),Common Core, and student needs.
d. Seek input for the selection of print and onlineresources that reflect diverse learning abilities, styles, and needs.
2. Support reading and writing initiatives.
a. Promote reading for learning, personal growth,and enjoyment.
b. Create a learning environment where independentreading is valued, promoted, and encouraged.
c. Develop initiatives to encourage and engage learnersin reading, writing, and listening for understanding.
d. Motivate learners to read through booktalks, displays,author studies, school-wide initiatives, and community
involvement.
e. Model reading strategies in formal and informalinstruction.
3. Provide instruction addressing information andtechnology literacy.
a. Promote critical thinking by connecting learnerswith information in multiple formats.
b. Guide students and teachers to formats appropriatefor the learning task and encourage the use of multiple tools to
presentdata and information.
c. Embed key concepts of legal, ethical, and socialresponsibilities in accessing, using, and creating information in
variousframeworks.
d. Provide instruction specific to searching for informationin print and digital resources.
e. Model and integrate technologies for efficientand creative learning.
4. Develop digital-age best practices relatedto research.
a. Model an inquiry-based approach to learningand the information research process.
b. Collaborate with teachers to create bothshort and long research topics/lessons, effectively matching availableresources
with the current curriculum.
c. Design research guides and/or text sets toscaffold the research process for students.
d. Design and provide learning tasks/aids thathelp learners collect information and data.
e. Stimulate critical thinking through learningactivities that involve application, analysis, evaluation, and creativity.
5. Utilize a variety of diagnostic, formative,and summative assessments to evaluate student learning and adjust
instructionas needed based on results.
a. Collaborate with teachers to use performance-basedassessments such as rubrics, checklists, portfolios, journals,
observation,conferencing, and self-questioning.
b. Assess student understanding and progressthroughout lessons and research projects by asking questions,
observingstudent work-in-progress, and communicating with teachers.
6. Develop a long-term strategic plan that reflectsthe mission and goals of the school.
a. Conduct ongoing evaluation that generates data usedto create goals for program improvement.
b. Provide appropriate training and support for studentaids and volunteers.
c. Create an environment of respect and collaborationwhere all staff members work toward the common goal of student
learning.
d. Manage funding to support priorities and the mediaprogram goals and objectives.
e. Assist with seeking additional funding throughfundraisers and grant writing.
7. Create an attractive, inviting, safe, andsupportive media center environment.
a. Provide flexible and equitable access tophysical and digital collections of resources to support the curriculumand meet
diverse needs of all learners.
b. Provide space and seating that enhances andencourages technology use, leisure reading, browsing, and use of
materialsin all formats.
c. Design learning spaces that accommodate arange of teaching methods, learning tasks, and learning outcomes.
d. Model and promote a climate of respect andcommunicate expectations for student behaviors.
e. Establish and maintain a positive rapportwith students and faculty.
8. Evaluate the media collection to ensurealignment with school curriculum as well as state and national standards.
a. Establish policies for circulation, reservingof library resources, and scheduling of library spaces to provide
optimumaccess for students.
b. Implement collection development policiesfor selection, purchasing, and weeding of resources.
c. Work with faculty to implement ethical useof information, copyright, and acceptable use of resources.
d. Collaborate with teachers, students, andthe media committee to maintain an up-to-date collection of print and
digitalresources.
e. Acquire and promote a current, high-qualityand high-interest collection of resources in multiple formats.
f. Manage the online media catalog and maintainan accurate inventory of resources.
9. Provide leadership and professionalism in the administrationof a quality media program.
a. Work with other school leaders/administration todevelop a shared vision for the media program in support of the Local
SchoolPlan for Improvement (LSPI).
b. Act as a leader in the school and community andserve on the decision-making team of the school.
c. Participate and provide professional developmentopportunities for professional and paraprofessional staff.
d. Research information regarding school libraries,student learning, and technology.
e. Participate in local, regional, state, and/or nationaleducational conferences as a learner and as a teacher.
f. Lead and collaborate with the school mediacommittee to implement a quality media program and address challenges
asneeded.
g. Exhibit a commitment to professional ethics andthe school’s mission.
10. Communicate to stakeholders through library website,parent newsletters, electronic mail, and other formats.
a. Advocate for the school library program throughmarketing and public relations efforts.
b. Form partnerships with the local and globalcommunity to promote student learning.
c. Provide concrete evidence of how the mediaprogram prepares learners to be successful in the twenty-first century.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is
also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or
reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception,
and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
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