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Albany Herald


April 27, 2022
POSITION: Media Specialist

LOCATION: Monroe High School


Media Specialists collaborate with teachers and specialists to assess student learning and instructional effectiveness. Media Specialists are responsible for developing a school library media program that addresses 21st-century skills, including life and career development, learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy.

QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Georgia Professional Standards certification at the Master’s Level (SRS-5) in Media Specialist; Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, techniques, and approaches; Knowledge of current trends, theories, and technologies pertaining to learning and instruction; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent communication and organizational skills; Ability to successfully integrate technology in the media center; Ability to perform routine physical activities that are required to fulfill job responsibilities.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Identifies selects or develops short and long-range goals and objectives for the media program based on student, faculty, and curriculum need; Plans with teachers and instructional leaders for the integration of media/information and services; Develops, schedules, and organizes resources to allow easy access to information and services; Reviews the School Improvement Plan and plans for the acquisition of materials to enhance learning consistent with the needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds learning styles and special needs; Develops and implements policies and procedures necessary for the efficient and effective operation of the media center; Administers the media center budget based on program goals and objectives; Maintains complete and accurate records as required by law, system policy, and administrative regulations; Assigns, instructs, and supervises support staff and volunteers; Coordinates the selection and acquisition process for media resources and equipment; Provides for use of current technologies; Facilitates the use, maintenance, repairs, and inventory of all media center materials and equipment; Solicits ongoing feedback from members of the school staff regarding the availability, use, and distribution of the media collection and supporting materials and equipment; Establishes a system of records that will provide an appropriate database for evaluating the use and distribution of the media collection and supporting materials and equipment; Teaches library skills in collaboration with teachers to support classroom instruction; Instructs staff and students in the use of resources, services, and equipment; Provides reference assistance; Uses appropriate techniques and strategies to enhance the application of critical, creative, and evaluative thinking capabilities; Uses appropriate materials, technology, and resources to help meet the learning needs of all students; Applies principles of learning and effective teaching in instructional delivery; Recognizes indicators of student distress or abuse take an appropriate intervention, referral, or reporting actions; Collaborates with teachers to support instructional goals and objectives; Participates in overall school curriculum planning and development; Implements an effective public relations program to promote media resources and programs; Maintains contact with other libraries, education, and information agencies; Establishes, maintains, and promotes a collection of current professional resources for administrators and teachers; Trains faculty in the use of media resources, equipment, and technology; Updates professional skills and knowledge and keeps abreast of recent developments in education, technology, and media; Conducts a staff assessment periodically to determine professional growth needs; Models and maintains high standards of professional conduct; Completes all required reports and maintains all appropriate records; Sets high standards and expectations for self, others, and school; Supports and participates in school improvement initiatives, services, and programs; Contributes to the overall mission of the school by supporting school communities, programs, and services; Conducts a media services program in a manner that ensures student; growth/achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or student program classification; Provides appropriate educational opportunities for students to meet their unique needs, talents, interests, and abilities; Issues AVL cards to faculty and students; Manages technical equipment located in and associated with the library; Provides technical support to students and staff; Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

REPORTS TO: Principal

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The review of applicants will begin on May 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.


The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.

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About Us

The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.
Important Note
This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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