Campus School at the University of Memphis seeks to fill the Media Specialist position for grades K – 5. This position is classed as a Supervising Teacher and is charged with the daily operation of the library/media program at the elementary school level. This position is responsible for the professional instruction designed to provide academic, social, and physical skill development for students in specific grades/subject areas.
Minimum Position Qualifications
The Tennessee State Department of Education requires a School Library Information Specialist to hold a master’s degree. A school librarian must have a valid Tennessee teaching certificate with librarian/media specialist endorsement.
1. Creates an educational environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and needs of the students; prepares instructional materials for classes assigned and provides written evidence of preparation to supervisor/administrator upon request.
2. Establishes a standard of classroom behavior; maintains classroom management in and outside of the school.
3. Assess the accomplishments of students on an established timetable and provides written and oral progress reports to parents/guardians, administrators and selected staff; administers tests and assessments.
4. Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students within state and school requirements based on the educational, physical, and emotional levels of student development.
5. Confers with parents, administrators, specialists, mental health staff, and appropriate resource staff to develop educational programs for students.
6. Creates learning materials geared to students’ abilities and interests.
7. Instructs students by using educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory mother and perceptual-motor development, perception, memory language, communication skills, cognition, social, and emotional development.
8. Motivates students and provides consistent reinforcement of learning skills and provides continuous assessment and feedback to students for all learning activities.
9. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, and district and administrative regulations.
10. Assists administration in implementing all policies, and rules governing student activities and conduct.
11. Sponsors student activities/clubs/teams/organization and tutors students as requested.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
13. Consistently correlates the library program with that of the school curriculum by providing related lessons that support the general curriculum.
14. Demonstrates how to use technology and/or social media and other information tools to analyze and organize information in an ethical and responsible manner.
15. Consistently enhances the library media center environment by collaborating with administrators, teachers and others to seek additional resources that support improving literacy.
16. Consistently ensures that library media center resources are available for all, with flexibility and creativity within or beyond the school day.
17. Establishes and maintains circulation procedures to maximize the use of library resources and have been communicated to all patrons.
18. Consistently completes, in an effective manner, all administrative responsibilities related to managing the library media program.
19. Manages all SCS inventory records/ Records are turned in on time and are completely accurate.
20. Utilizes several formal and informal evaluation techniques on a regular basis in making decisions related to improving the library program.
21. Incorporates three or more promotional activities in the library program during the school year consistently support students’ mastery of standards.
22. Consistently purchases a wide variety of genres and multicultural materials that support the curriculum and uses data to make decisions regarding resource selection and collection development in the library media center.