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Media Specialist - Hopkins Public Schools

Posted on 2020-08-05 9:21:25 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu15334432.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DL3xUvN7mEMLEM3K-2BAfKoERYK2Zh98XtUUR6jdNhtDdq9clDX2hFnb5KuCKqqhqbDRqrKkBq2cR3ESXGUIKTaXAXBVPpphdOLYzuMCByBf5IIe9KoUw7CiKkQoAV2q2OGQP8q_pzu-2BuzhWfE-2F-2FDL0srH31bWx5XYWoZ4q9gFjKxaWzOFXo21mv725fEGDANYfJwRanyTWkXM-2FHQXTIUs9yvvuFd5iX511LyfPzQokfJHlSs5Dumx6kbwdOtdt4cHhhefdc8ZcxTCkNpIsg1CW0aA9NTFUNxqEkYBrWeGPO2N-2Fho6X-2BAs2YdsjtFS79ocqUXuX0LaN4xKbTQuMewj1pSCkwNzLwq8s3fJ918bY9u7pCH60-3D&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C81ac2867d6944769cecf08d839af6a06%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637322772850775552&sdata=RXf5LnwXEI6B3I18DJJa53pZ5X0zrIHHEfwYkeXH1Bc%3D&reserved=0> Date Closing: 08/20/2020 FTE: 1.0 Job Summary: The school Library Media Specialist (LMS) provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that supports the mission and goals of Hopkins Public Schools. Library Media Specialists (1) collaborate with teachers to create engaging and authentic student learning experiences that leverage both print and digital resources, (2) guide students in the effective and ethical use of print and digital information for curricular and personalized learning, (3) promote reading literacy as a foundational skill for knowledge and enjoyment, and (4) administer media center operations, programming, and resources. Duties/Responsibilities: * Locate and recommend quality, up-to-date digital and print resources aligned to the curriculum. * Collaborate with teachers to develop strategies for engaging students in online, blended, or face-to-face learning with digital resources that support content standards and curriculum. * Consult with teachers on inquiry-based lesson design, copyright guidelines, and the use of digital note-taking and citation tools that will encourage the responsible and ethical use of information by students. * Collaborate with teachers in the creation of formative and summative assessments that provide timely feedback to students and improve instruction related to information literacy. * Provide assistance to staff on the efficient use of digital management, productivity, collaboration, communication, and reporting tools (i.e. Infinite Campus, Textbook Tracker, Moodle, and Google Suite) * Update and confer with staff regarding School Board policies such as Copyright, Materials Selection & Retention, Reconsideration of Materials, Privacy, and Acceptable Use * Consult with teachers in the selection and promotion of appropriate reading materials (print & digital) to support coursework and the diverse abilities and interests of their students. * Meet with teachers and others to plan and implement school-wide events or activities that promote a love of reading. * Provide information and consultation to building staff regarding media and technology services by serving on building leadership groups such as site planning, staff development, and curriculum committees. * Meet with the building Principal and district Media Services Coordinator to discuss media and technology services and plan for related initiatives. * Provide on-site orientation for new staff about building and district media and technology services. * Determine ways to support site goals related to Common Core, IB, CLR, Equity, and other initiatives. * Demonstrate and teach effective inquiry-based strategies for locating, evaluating, applying, and presenting information, ideas, and products in a variety of formats. * Model and teach the safe, legal, and ethical use of digital tools and the importance of being a responsible digital citizen in school and beyond. * Teach media literacy strategies to help students distinguish among fact, fiction, opinion, and reasoned judgment in print and digital texts. * Guide students in the process of resolving computer and digital device issues independently. * Provide reading, viewing, and listening guidance appropriate to the students' interests, goals, needs, and abilities. * Promote a lifelong love of reading through book talks, author visits, and support for sustained silent reading during the school day. * Respond to current research addressing the reading interests of today's students with initiatives such as book clubs, book bazaars, book fairs, reading motivation programs, and online student book reviews. * Promote the use of Hennepin County Library resources through the Connct ED program, as well as participation in library events and homework help sponsored by local branches. * Establish policies and procedures for the efficient management of the Media Center and other shared resources in the school such as collaboration spaces and digital devices. * Train and supervise the media center paraprofessional staff and coordinate activities with the building tech support specialist. * Administer Media Center collection development, maintenance, and circulation: * Maintain a current, relevant, and appropriate print and digital collection, withdrawing obsolete or damaged resources regularly. * Stay up-to-date on district and building curriculum needs and align collection accordingly. * Follow Board-approved selection policies in the purchase of all media center materials. * Purchase resources that reflect the cultures, races, perspectives, and experiences represented in the student population. * Keep current on new materials available through professional online and print review sources. * Encourage and respond to staff and student requests for books and other resources in a timely manner. * Oversee the cataloging and processing of all new materials, both print and digital. * Direct the inventory of the media center collection on a regular basis. * Collaborate with media paras to set up and regularly evaluate patron and item policies, reports, etc. related to the automated library cataloging and circulation system. Collect data regarding usage. * Manage the school portal to give single sign on access for students and staff to school digital tools. * Manage all aspects of the media budgets in a fiscally sound manner, including the purchase of books, digital resources, subscriptions, equipment, and supplies. * Maintain the school media center webpage, including up-to-date information about services, online subscription links, book promotions, and upcoming events. * Support measures to promote equitable access to technology and information resources by all students within the school and beyond. * Encourage the efficient use of the district Help Desk ticket system for service, repairs, and purchases. * Gather statistics that help evaluate the effectiveness of the library media program: circulation and other collection statistics, usage of online digital resources, and usage of the Media Center by individuals, small groups, classes, and departments. * Create a media center environment that is inviting, barrier-free, safe, flexible, and conducive to collaborative and hands-on learning activities. * Participate in ongoing staff development opportunities both online and with District library media specialists, District TIS staff, and media/technology professionals throughout the state. * Attend scheduled district media meetings, and local, state, and national educational conferences. * Keep abreast of current technology trends and resources through professional channels including journals, blogs, podcasts, social networks, and educational organizations. * Participate in the Hopkins Compensation Model TalentEd program and Professional Learning Communities as outlined in the master contract for media specialists. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and valid State of Minnesota teaching certificate. 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Date Closing: 08/20/2020
FTE: 1.0

Job Summary:

The school Library Media Specialist (LMS) provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that supports the mission and goals of Hopkins Public Schools.

Library Media Specialists (1) collaborate with teachers to create engaging and authentic student learning experiences that leverage both print and digital resources, (2) guide students in the effective and ethical use of print and digital information for curricular and personalized learning, (3) promote reading literacy as a foundational skill for knowledge and enjoyment, and (4) administer media center operations, programming, and resources.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Locate and recommend quality, up-to-date digital and print resources aligned to the curriculum.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop strategies for engaging students in online, blended, or face-to-face learning with digital resources that support content standards and curriculum.
  • Consult with teachers on inquiry-based lesson design, copyright guidelines, and the use of digital note-taking and citation tools that will encourage the responsible and ethical use of information by students.
  • Collaborate with teachers in the creation of formative and summative assessments that provide timely feedback to students and improve instruction related to information literacy.
  • Provide assistance to staff on the efficient use of digital management, productivity, collaboration, communication, and reporting tools (i.e. Infinite Campus, Textbook Tracker, Moodle, and Google Suite)
  • Update and confer with staff regarding School Board policies such as Copyright, Materials Selection & Retention, Reconsideration of Materials, Privacy, and Acceptable Use
  • Consult with teachers in the selection and promotion of appropriate reading materials (print & digital) to support coursework and the diverse abilities and interests of their students.
  • Meet with teachers and others to plan and implement school-wide events or activities that promote a love of reading.
  • Provide information and consultation to building staff regarding media and technology services by serving on building leadership groups such as site planning, staff development, and curriculum committees.
  • Meet with the building Principal and district Media Services Coordinator to discuss media and technology services and plan for related initiatives.
  • Provide on-site orientation for new staff about building and district media and technology services.
  • Determine ways to support site goals related to Common Core, IB, CLR, Equity, and other initiatives.
  • Demonstrate and teach effective inquiry-based strategies for locating, evaluating, applying, and presenting information, ideas, and products in a variety of formats.
  • Model and teach the safe, legal, and ethical use of digital tools and the importance of being a responsible digital citizen in school and beyond.
  • Teach media literacy strategies to help students distinguish among fact, fiction, opinion, and reasoned judgment in print and digital texts.
  • Guide students in the process of resolving computer and digital device issues independently.
  • Provide reading, viewing, and listening guidance appropriate to the students' interests, goals, needs, and abilities.
  • Promote a lifelong love of reading through book talks, author visits, and support for sustained silent reading during the school day.
  • Respond to current research addressing the reading interests of today's students with initiatives such as book clubs, book bazaars, book fairs, reading motivation programs, and online student book reviews.
  • Promote the use of Hennepin County Library resources through the Connct ED program, as well as participation in library events and homework help sponsored by local branches.
  • Establish policies and procedures for the efficient management of the Media Center and other shared resources in the school such as collaboration spaces and digital devices.
  • Train and supervise the media center paraprofessional staff and coordinate activities with the building tech support specialist.
  • Administer Media Center collection development, maintenance, and circulation:
    • Maintain a current, relevant, and appropriate print and digital collection, withdrawing obsolete or damaged resources regularly.
    • Stay up-to-date on district and building curriculum needs and align collection accordingly.
    • Follow Board-approved selection policies in the purchase of all media center materials.
    • Purchase resources that reflect the cultures, races, perspectives, and experiences represented in the student population.
    • Keep current on new materials available through professional online and print review sources.
    • Encourage and respond to staff and student requests for books and other resources in a timely manner.
    • Oversee the cataloging and processing of all new materials, both print and digital.
    • Direct the inventory of the media center collection on a regular basis.
    • Collaborate with media paras to set up and regularly evaluate patron and item policies, reports, etc. related to the automated library cataloging and circulation system. Collect data regarding usage.
    • Manage the school portal to give single sign on access for students and staff to school digital tools.
  • Manage all aspects of the media budgets in a fiscally sound manner, including the purchase of books, digital resources, subscriptions, equipment, and supplies.
  • Maintain the school media center webpage, including up-to-date information about services, online subscription links, book promotions, and upcoming events.
  • Support measures to promote equitable access to technology and information resources by all students within the school and beyond.
  • Encourage the efficient use of the district Help Desk ticket system for service, repairs, and purchases.
  • Gather statistics that help evaluate the effectiveness of the library media program: circulation and other collection   statistics, usage of online digital resources, and usage of the Media Center by individuals, small groups, classes, and departments.
  • Create a media center environment that is inviting, barrier-free, safe, flexible, and conducive to collaborative and hands-on learning activities.
  • Participate in ongoing staff development opportunities both online and with District library media specialists, District TIS staff, and media/technology professionals throughout the state.
  • Attend scheduled district media meetings, and local, state, and national educational conferences.
  • Keep abreast of current technology trends and resources through professional channels including journals, blogs, podcasts, social networks, and educational organizations.
  • Participate in the Hopkins Compensation Model TalentEd program and Professional Learning Communities as outlined in the master contract for media specialists.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and valid State of Minnesota teaching certificate. Master's degree preferred
State licensure as a School Library Media Specialist
Minimum of three years teaching or school library media experience, preferably in the level of assignment (elementary, junior high or high school)

Application Procedures:
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