Closes: Until Filled
Richards, Ann Middle School
- Use the TEK’s/SE’s as the basis for instruction as well as using library curriculum products including Library Scope and Sequence. Provide group instruction and individual guidance to students to help them locate resources and use research techniques and self-manage their learning.
- Prepare strategic plans to assure meeting School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas.
- Participates as an educational leader, an equal partner, and a change agent in the curriculum development process at both the campus and district levels by consulting with teachers on appropriate use of materials and scheduling of materials for classroom instruction.
- Models and promotes collaborative planning, cooperative teaching, and direct instruction as determined by learners’ needs and state curriculum standards.
- Models and promotes the highest standard of conduct, ethics, and integrity in the use of the Internet and other print and electronic resources and instructs students in the ethical use of resources, to locate, gather, select, synthesize, and evaluate relevant information.
- Provides and promotes ongoing learning opportunities for students and staff, particularily in the areas of integration of information technology and information literacy skills.
- Effectively plan and carry-out an exemplary school library program to meet identified needs of the district and the school.
- Provides instructional access to library resources and facilities through open, flexible scheduling of classes, small groups, and individuals and creates an environment, in which students follow acceptable standards of behavior that are conducive to learning.
- Provides a balanced, carefully selected, and systemically organized collection of library resources that are sufficient to meet student needs and are continuously monitored to be current and relevant in each subject area while positively responding to changes that users need and want in resources and services and are in compliance with the collection development policies of Dallas ISD.
- Implement effective strategies and techniques to systematically perform library management operations such as budgeting; purchasing; scheduling; managing and maintaining facilities and resources; supervising adults, volunteers, and children; reporting; grant writing; and overseeing circulation and inventory.
- Encourages a high level of circulation which includes interlibrary loan to facilitate information access beyond the campus and access to resources and information beyond the instructional day.
- Support academic rigor by integrating the teaching of research and information processing skills to ensure students are college ready, workforce ready, and effective life-long users of information.
- Work cooperatively with the community-at-large and libraries to promote common goals that benefit students.
- Carry out discipline in accordance with Board policies and administrative regulations.
- Support the students’ right to free selection of materials for enjoyment or information.
- Interact with students to promote positive attitudes toward school library and love of reading in a safe, secure environment which is age-appropriate.
- Stay abreast of the information culture of students and staff and incorporate this awareness into the library program.
- Exhibits effective communication through oral, written, electronic, and nonverbal expression.
- Comply with Federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and Board policy in the library/media services area.
- Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the library/media center program and make changes based on the statistical reports and findings.
- Engages in continual self-evaluation and self-directed learning for professional growth and maintains an active interest in appropriate local, state, regional, and national professional associations and publications.
- Performs all the administrative tasks of keeping a library orderly, up-to-date, and functioning properly.
- Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.
- All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.
Master's degree in a directly related field with Library certification; MLS preferred
Two years minimally as a highly qualified teacher; bilingual skills a plus
Working knowledge of library and information science
Demonstrated ability to instruct and manage students in a varied environment
Demonstrated strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to current District promotional policy and compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the Executive Director, Human Resources. A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H