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Library Media Specialist

Carson City, NV

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Library Media Specialist

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This position begins the 2018-2019 school year. Position requires a valid Substitute Teaching License issued by the Nevada Department of Education.

Grade 20. Range begins with Step 1 = $14.56 per hour. 7.50 hours per day, 201 days per year with benefits according to the classified negotiated agreement. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave benefits and personal leave. A new classified employee may receive up to a maximum of five (5) years of previous outside work experience. The prior position must be similar in nature and written verification of employment from the previous employer must be submitted to Human Resources upon employment. Per Administrative Regulation No. 311.1.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent. A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of formal or informal training in library science, or a closely related field; an example is completion or enrollment in a Library Services Certificate Program or work experience in a library or closely related facility wherein the incumbent has acquired the knowledge and abilities listed below. Applicants must have a valid substitute teaching license. Bilingual preferred.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen, physical, and lift test.

This is a replacement position.

General Job Description:
Under supervision, to perform a variety of responsible library technical work; and to perform related work as required.

Experience or training required:
Knowledge of: Library methods, practices and terminology; Dewey decimal and Library of Congress classification systems; card catalogs (manual and electronic), bibliographies, indexes, and other basic reference sources; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office and audiovisual equipment usage and procedures; record keeping techniques.

Ability to: Use Dewey decimal or equivalent classification system and basic library reference materials; assist teachers and students with special projects; perform professional cataloging and referencing work with minimal supervision; maintain discipline and order among students using the library; maintain records on textbooks; operate a computer keyboard; operate audiovisual equipment; maintain complex filing systems; instruct students in the use of the library; maintain routine records accurately; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective proactive relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination of training, education, and experience, which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of formal or informal training in library science, or a closely related field; an example is completion or enrollment in a Library Services Certificate Program or work experience in a library or closely related facility wherein the incumbent has acquired the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Licenses or Certificates required:
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, college education preferred or continuing education in related field required, a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residence, and an original Social Security Card. Applicants must have a valid substitute teaching license.

The Job Functions:
Incumbents are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a library under the general guidance of a school administrator. Incumbents must have a good knowledge of technical library work, be able to plan and schedule work to meet the needs of the instructional staff. Incumbents are also required to develop library skills and creative learning activities, to present learning experiences to students and to monitor and control students assigned to the library. Some of the tasks require an incumbent to make suggestions regarding appropriate library materials for use in a given situation, to suggest references and sources of information, and to aid students and teachers in the selection of reading materials. Frequent and close contact with students and/or teachers is characteristic of this position.

Essential Job Functions:
Operates a school library; instructs and assists students and teachers in the use of the electronic card catalog, basic reference sources and in finding materials; receives and performs the duty of processing new books and materials; checks books in and out to students and/or teachers; evaluates collection for additions, withdrawals and duplications; inventories, does light repairs and orders books; as availability permits, the incumbent prepares, compiles and reserves books and other materials for teachers and classes to use in special assignments; develops and presents library skills and creative learning units; conducts story reading units; maintains budgetary records and reconciles with school budget; monitors and controls student behavior in the library; stacks, shelves, wraps, boxes and files books; mends, cleans and repairs books as is practical; prepares new library materials for circulation; review and revises electronic catalogs as needed; maintains library in an orderly manner in line with learning objectives; classifies and catalogs new materials; receives and processes periodicals for library and classroom use; prepares requisitions for books, periodicals and library supplies and equipment; supervises and trains student helpers; opens and sorts library mail; composes, keyboards and mails routine correspondence; sends out overdue notices, collects and receipts library fines; accessions each new book; answers telephone and provides varied information; inventories library materials; maintains bulletin boards; verifies availability of books on ordering list; checks prices and communicates with vendors, teachers and school personnel; receives, logs in and prepares books for display in the library; maintains computerized patron, media, and circulation files, does system update as needed; and performs related work as required.
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