Reports to: Principal
Contract: 190 days – New Teacher
187 days – Returning Teacher
I. General Responsibilities
The librarian is responsible for the implementation of district the library media curriculum in a way that maximizes student learning. The teacher is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of all students within his/her teaching assignment.
II. Examples of Duties
A. Instructional Process
1. Writes & implements long-range plans which incorporate district/course curricular objectives.
2. Writes & implements daily plans which incorporate district/course curricular objectives.
3. Plans & implements plans to address the needs of individuals and/or small groups of students.
4. Incorporates curricular revisions & new programs into instruction.
5. Establishes goals for the library media center both immediate and long range.
6. Plans and provides instructional program to reflect District guidelines/curriculum, building needs, and information needs of all students and staff.
7. Selects materials needed to meet both the curricular and individual needs of students, teacher, and administrators who will be using the center.
8. Plans and implements a public relations program relating to the library media center.
B. Organization and Management
1. Organizes the classroom for efficient use of instructional time.
2. Has supplies, materials & equipment available for use.
3. Keeps student records and permanent folders current and readily available for teacher, student or parent reference.
4. Maintains information for classroom management.
5. Develops and maintains fiscal plans for the expenditure of library funds.
6. Organizes library material, equipment and facilities for effective and efficient utilization and circulation.
7. Organizes and supervises the ordering, checking in and maintaining of media center materials.
8. Organizes and supervises the ordering, checking in and maintaining of media center materials.
9. Conducts inspection of library materials and equipment and arrange for maintenance and repair.
10. Maintains appropriate records of library materials on the computer, e.g., shelf list, printouts, card catalog.
11. Inventories the material collection to determine losses and needs.
12. Provides users with a well-balanced, up-to-date collection, and promotes resource sharing.
13. Evaluates services and uses of materials, informally and continuously.
14. Utilizes clerical, volunteer, student helpers, and/or other personnel, appropriate to library goals.
1. Demonstrates a knowledge of subject area and the ability to convey it to the students.
2. Demonstrates the ability to organize information for logical presentations.
3. Teaches to the objective and uses a variety of materials.
4. Demonstrates effective presentation skills and styles, which reflect curricular objectives.
5. Focuses students for instruction.
6. Provides for all students to be actively involved in a lesson.
7. Monitors student responses and adjusts instruction accordingly.
8. Uses reinforcement to influence positive behavior.
9. Presents clear, legible and precise directions.
10. Provides guided and independent practice.
11. Applies appropriate closure in a lesson presentation.
12. Maintains, administers and utilizes tests as an instructional tool.
13. Evaluates students’ work and communicates progress.
14. Uses principles of learning, which promote memory and recall.
15. Coordinates library skills and information skills programs with classroom teachers.
16. Prepares special materials for use by students, teachers and administrators.
17. Guides students in developing desirable reading, viewing and listening skills, and attitudes towards learning and information acquisition.
18. Helps students develop good study habits, acquire independence in learning and gain skills in techniques of inquiry, critical thinking, search strategies and information skills.
19. Reads, reviews and conveys enthusiasm for books both to students and teachers.
20. Provides materials for the professional growth of the faculty.
21. Schedules the use of the media center’s materials and facilities.
22. Conducts in-service programs for teachers.
23. Provides the leadership role in the school in promoting the information skills curriculum.
D. The Classroom Climate
1. Creates a physical environment conducive to learning.
2. Creates an emotional atmosphere conducive to learning.
3. Maintains classroom control.
4. Promotes development of self-control in students.
5. Promotes positive self-concept.
6. Works cooperatively in teaching/learning strategies, media and techniques for teachers who are designing instructional units.
7. Works cooperatively with teachers in evaluating instructional units.
8. Assists in the design and production of locally produced media.
9. Participates in curriculum study and revision.
10. Serves as a curriculum resource consultant.
11. Develops learning programs to assist individuals in using media center materials and equipment.
E. Professional Relations
1. Demonstrates sound professional judgment.
2. Maintains a positive attitude.
3. Interacts positively with other staff members.
4. Interacts positively with community and parents.
5. Meets assigned district and building responsibilities.
6. Seeks professional growth.
7. Works to complete building, district, and board of education goals.
Valid Kansas Teaching License with a Library Media endorsement.