Library Media Specialist (Elementary)

Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org

Geary County School District

Job Description

 

Title: Library Media Specialist (Elementary) 

 

Purpose Statement

The job of Library-Media Specialist is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for performing clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials and/or textbooks, documenting losses and monitoring procedures; implementing age appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; selecting appropriate items in support of classroom instruction; and instructing students on the proper use of the library resource.

 

This job reports to Building Principal and Director of Professional Learning and Library Media Services.

 

Essential Functions

·        Assist teachers, students, and administrators for identifying resource materials for use in classroom and/or class assignments.

·        Conduct classes and/or activities in a variety of formats (e.g. reading, storytelling, puppet plays, contests, etc.) for promoting the use and enjoyment of literature.

·        Coordinate request of individuals and/or sites (e.g. technical support, equipment requirements, etc.) for ensuring availability of audio visual equipment for instructional use.

·        Evaluate books and/or periodicals for retention within collection (e.g. repairing damaged books, recommending retirement of books and/or periodicals, etc.) for ensuring availability of books and library materials.

·        Maintain materials inventory (e.g. library books, library hardware/software, media equipment and related instructional materials, etc.) for providing an up-to-date reference and ensuring the availability of materials when required.

·        Evaluate media equipment for repairs, providing technical support, diagnosing malfunctions and/or recommending acquisitions.

·        Monitor student activities for maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.

·        Operate a variety of media production equipment and systems (e.g. program channel, video tape, edit media, duplicate media, etc.) for providing media production services.

·        Oversee student aides and/or volunteers for providing orientation, training and ensuring assignments are completed.

·        Participate in unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

·        Perform circulation activities (e.g. item check-in and check-out, prepare circulation count, lists of         overdue items, etc.) for controlling the use, location and availability of items in the collection.

·        Perform routine maintenance and operating checks on media equipment for ensuring availability of equipment for school site use.

·        Prepare manual and electronic documents and reports (e.g. collection statistics, scheduling reports/requests, renewal information, overdue lists, textbook orders, fines, costs, etc.) for providing documentation and information to others.

·        Process library books, periodicals, software and related media materials (e.g. logging into master files; bar coding, shelving, producing required reports, etc.) for providing students and staff with required materials.

 

 

·        Process new student library cards; notices of missing, damaged, or overdue books, media and materials for providing and/or maintaining access to library resources and securing reimbursement for loses.

·        Repair books and materials for ensuring the availability of books and library.

·        Respond to inquiries of students, staff, parents (e.g. availability of books, finding appropriate reference documents, status of overdue fines, etc.) for providing information and/or direction as required.

 

Other Functions

·        Performs other related duties, as assigned, for ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

 

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

 

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

 

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the

functions of the job include - library practices, terminology and procedures, age appropriate literature; computer and internet operations, and concepts of grammar.

 

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related

equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting

tact and patience; and working flexible hours.

 

Responsibility

Responsibilities include working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job`s functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

 

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job`s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger

 

 

dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

 

Experience: Job related experience is required.

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in job-related area.

 

Equivalency:

 

 

Required Testing                                            Certificates and Licenses

Designated Subject Matter Endorsement

KSDE Educator’s Credential

 

Continuing Educ. / Training                            Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses          Criminal Background Clearance

 

                                   

FLSA Status                          Approval Date                                   Salary Grade

Exempt                                January 24, 2020                                   Per negotiated agreement - Teacher contract

                                   

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access

to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive

Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please

contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000.

Geary County USD 475

Benefits Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS Delta Dental Group Employee Term Life Insurance Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance Group Short Term Disability Group Vision Health Insurance Individual Cancer Plan Dependent Care Flex Spending Account Tax Sheltered Annuities KPERS Retirement 10 days leave Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule.

Salary Information

per negotiated agreement

Employer Information

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies, an 8th Grade Magnet Program, and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI

Positions available in all areas, at all levels.  Base salary beginning at $43,860, recruitment pay of $750, and year-two retention pay of $1000 being offered to all certified employees.  Come join us at Geary County, USD 475. 

We invite you to apply at https://www.applitrack.com/usd475/onlineapp/default.aspx#475WebsiteHomepage

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 

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Job Contact Address

123 North Eisenhower Dr.
Junction City, KS 66441

Job Start Date

August-1-2024

Applications Due By

April-1-2024

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