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Gwinnett Daily Post

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. Contribute to the shared vision of teaching and learning as a school instructional leader.
a. Work with other school leaders to develop a shared vision for the media program in support of local school improvement goals.
b. Serve as information specialist sharing knowledge and expertise by presenting information through various formats, including faculty meetings, staff development, and electronic communication.
c. Lead and collaborate with school media committee to implement media program plans and address challenges as needed.

2. Collaboratively plan instruction and develop the media program to support teachers and address the differentiated needs of all students.
a. Meet with teachers and administrators on a regular basis to collaboratively develop plans that are clear, logical, sequential, and integrated.
b. Collaborate to align and connect the research process and information literacy skills to the state and/or local standards and student needs.
c. Assess student understanding and progress throughout learning activities by asking questions, observing works-in-progress, evaluating artifacts of learning, and communicating with teachers.
d. Use input to choose and recommend print and online resources that support instruction and the identified needs of diverse learners.

3. Promotes reading as a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
a. Create a learning environment where independent reading is valued, promoted, and encouraged.
b. Develop and/or support initiatives that engage learners in reading, writing, and listening for understanding.
c. Use strategies such as reading aloud, exposure to authors and school-wide events to motivate readers.

4. Plan and provide instruction that addresses multiple literacies, including information literacy, media literacy, and technology literacy.
a. Promote critical thinking by connecting learners with information in multiple formats.
b. Encourage the use of multiple tools to present data and information.
c. Embed key concepts of legal, ethical, and social responsibilities in accessing, using, and creating information in various frameworks.
d. Provide instruction specific to searching for information in print and digital resources.
e. Model and integrate technologies for efficient and creative learning.

5. Teach and model developmentally appropriate best practices for learning and research.
a. Model an inquiry-based approach to learning and the information research process.
b. Collaborate with teachers to create research focused lessons, effectively matching available resources with the curriculum.
c. Design learning tasks and provide instructional materials to scaffold the research process for students.

6. Develop and implement a strategic plan for continuous improvement of the media program.
a. Conduct ongoing evaluation that generates data used to create goals for program improvement.
b. Provide appropriate training and support for student aides and volunteers.
c. Manage funding to support priorities and the media program goals and objectives.

7. Create a well managed, welcoming, safe, and supportive media center environment.
a. Provide flexible and equitable access to physical and virtual resources, that is conducive to learning, and encourages respect for all.
b. Provide space and seating that encourage leisure book browsing and leisure reading.
c. Design spaces that accommodate a range of teaching methods, learning tasks, and learning outcomes.
d. Facilitate a climate of respect and communicate expectations for student behaviors.

8. Select and manage resources that support the curriculum and meet the needs of patrons.
a. Establish policies for circulation, reserving of library resources, and scheduling of library spaces to provide optimum access for students.
b. Use data to evaluate and develop the collection to ensure that it supports the district standards and local school needs.
c. Collaborate with teachers, students, and the media committee to maintain an up-to-date collection of high quality, high interest resources in multiple formats.

9. Demonstrate professionalism in the administration of a quality media program.
a. Maintain professional demeanor and behavior (e.g., appearance, punctuality and attendance).
b. Research information regarding school libraries, student learning, and technology.
c. Participate in educational conferences and professional development opportunities.
d. Exhibit a commitment to professional ethics and the school’s mission.

10. Communicate effectively with stakeholders in ways that enhance student learning.
a. Communicate to stakeholders through library website, parent newsletters, electronic mail, and other formats.
b. Advocate for the school library program through marketing and public relations efforts.
c. Form partnerships with the local and global community to promote student learning.

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 touch, 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.

May 12, 2023. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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