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Media Specialist, School Year 17-18 - Bug O Nay Ge Shig

Posted on 5/17/2017 10:06:47 AM

Listing expires 6/14/2017

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Division: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School

                Title:      Media Specialist / Librarian

      Reports to:      Principal

       Work Site:      Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School

Salary/Status:      DOQ/41 weeks


Purpose: Responsible for meeting the needs of children by helping them develop an interest in books and reading


Duties and Responsibilities:     

·       Researches available videos, books and other resource materials for applicability and value to school

·       Orders supplies and resource materials and obtains appropriate authorizing signatures

·       Conducts surveys of students and staff regarding desired topic areas and special requests

·       Ensures that recent books are available which emphasize Ojibwe/Native American issues, traditions, values, culture, etc.

·       Affixes labels, bar codes, and sign-out cards to reading materials; enters catalog information into computer; appropriately shelves by grade level and content

·       Covers books with plastic, reinforces book spines and repairs damaged books

·       Checks-out books and videos to staff and students

·       Selects and reads books to elementary school children on a weekly basis

·       Educates students and staff to library set-up, resources, reference materials and library procedures. Teaches students to develop research skills

·        Maintains the bulletin boards with special interests educational, seasonal and cultural themes

·       Maintains the neat appearance and orderliness of the library

·       Schedules and coordinates the process for disposing of old reading materials

·       Provides work direction and supervises staff

·       Supports Open Houses, school sponsored literacy activities and parent literacy involvement opportunities

·       Ability to hookup projectors, large screen TV’s and speakers / speakerphones to laptops.

·       Experience with using Skype, or other video conferencing software is preferred; but not required.

·       Ability to assist students getting logged on to the computer stations and into various programs, including:  Learning to type software, basic word processing and internet access to the library home page / search portals for research.

·       Ability to maintain the library web page and keep the links to other resources current. 

·       Maintaining checkout of Nooks, iPads, Tablets and Laptops on the library cart and ensuring that devices are placed on chargers after school each day.

·       Working with on-staff grant writer on various library grants; (keeping track of electronically licensed books/ordering new books for the digital devices that can display them.

·       Performs all other duties as assigned within reason.



·       State certified teaching degree

·       Bachelor of Science degree

·       2+ years practical library experience

·       Must be flexible, patient, creative and organized


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Library Certification (or willingness to apply for a certification)

Physical Requirements:

·       Subject to internal working conditions, non-smoking environment.