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Library Media Specialist Washburn Rural High School

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Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Topeka, KS

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Job Description

Job Title: Library Media Specialist Job Code: 2410

Reports To: Principal


The library media specialist provides all students and staff with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of resources that will invite intellectual growth. The media specialist aids students and staff in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of the library media center resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Guides students in developing desirable reading, viewing and listening skills, and attitudes and appreciation of all types of media

• Coordinates the library skills program with classroom teachers

• Provides users with a well-balanced, up-to-date collection

• Conducts library/media in-service for teachers

• Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current resources that support student learning

• Assists teachers and students in developing self and resource assessment skills

• Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations

• Allocates and manages expenditures of assigned budget funds

• Works with clerical, volunteer, student and/or other personnel

• Organizes and supervises the ordering, checking out, and maintaining of media center materials

• Maintains library database records

• Conducts inspection of library materials and equipment and arranges for maintenance and repair

• Inventories the materials collection to determine losses and needs

• Schedules the use of the media center’s materials and facilities

• Supports the reading program by providing reading guidance to students on an individual basis and/or through book talks, storytelling, and/or reading with students

• Supervises the use and care of print and non-print resources

• Develops strategies to promote media services, resources, and special events

• Collaborates with other library media specialists

• Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences

• Communicates high expectations to all learners

• Provides materials for use by students, teachers, and administrators

• Works to complete building and Board of Education goals

• Plans and provides an instructional program that reflects district curriculum and building needs

• Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns

• Demonstrates a knowledge of the subject area and the ability to convey it to others

• Selects materials needed to meet both the curricular and individual needs of students, teachers, and administrators

• Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers

• Communicates with parents regarding student’s progress, and suggests home activities that will enhance the child’s success in school

• Submits an end-of-year report and other requested information

• Modifies teaching to meet individual student needs

• Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability

• Incorporates use of appropriate technology

• Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem solving, creativity, and flexibility

• Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment

• Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines

• Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior and applies appropriate consequences

• Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills

• Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching

• Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect

• Maintains confidentiality

• Manages routines and transitions in a timely manner

• Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning

• Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day

• Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner

• Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign


Staff members designated by the Board of Education, superintendent, or immediate supervisor

Job Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Kansas teaching license required

Required endorsements

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree required

Two years teaching experience preferred

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational reports, professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals. Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively produce reports, letters, and memoranda; and to carry out complex tasks. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Professional Conduct

Employee is required to maintain a high standard of professional conduct. Breach of said professional conduct includes, but is not limited to: neglect of duty, dishonesty, engagement in acts that are contrary to district policy, unlawful activities, or any other conduct which is seriously prejudicial to the school system.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education policies

Terms of Employment

Salary and work year to be established by the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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