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Aspen Middle School Library Media Specialist (LMS)

Company: Aspen School District
Location: Aspen
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Aspen Middle School seeks a Library Media Specialist (LMS).

Position Title: Library Media Specialist (LMS)

Department: Aspen Middle School

Reports to: Building Supervisor

Classification: Certified Full-time Exempt

Contract Period: 9 Month (185 days with some variance depending on the year)

Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule

I: Position Summary

Learning Skills Integrationist

* Co-plans, co-designs, and co-teaches with staff to embed CDE's Essential Skills into lessons for deeper learning opportunities. * Coaches alongside teachers to help them embed learning skills, technology literacy, equity learning experiences, media literacy, and more.* *Trying something new is easier with a teammate = potential way to pitch co-teaching. * Provides professional development and staff/community guidance on the skills listed in this documentand beyond * Assists staff and empowers students to develop assessments of various aforementioned skills * Works with administration as collaborative peers to provide leadership and meaningful learning experiences for students, staff, and community * Teaches digital citizenship /media literacy skills to help students utilize information technology in order to responsibly engage in their global community * Encourages and facilitates students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration, and authentic real-world problem-solving

Equity Equalizer

* Co-teaches with teachers; demonstrates how co-teaching is a differentiation strategy, thereby creating differentiated learning experience for students * Empowers student voice and student agency learning experiences when co-planning with teachers. (See below for student agency/voice potential definition). * Builds and manages a diverse collection of materials and resources in multiple formats that reflects a wide variety of viewpoints * Leads article or book studies with staff on equity issues * Advocates for and implements technology that will level the playing field for all students and families in their community

Literacy Skills Guide

* Embeds meaningful integration of digital literacy (technology, digital citizenship and more) into learning. * Provides access to student self-selection of wide and diverse reading collections in a variety of formats * Helps provide foundational reading skills to help students become better readers * Provides teachers with and trains them about vetted online and in-person resources to promote literacy skills * Inspires and supports the reading lives of both students and teachers

II: Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Organizes library materials for effective and efficient utilization, helping maintain a facility that is conducive to learning * Navigates circulation management, book processing, cataloging, and report generation through Destiny * Using best library practices updates the library collection through additions and weeding of materials * Possess knowledge of qualitative and quantitative ranges of text complexity * Manage the budget and ordering for books, databases, resources, and supplies * Create partnerships by attending grade level/department meetings, serving on the school's leadership team, and participating in other committees such as technology * Assist with the management and distribution of the school's Chromebook inventory * Manage the duties of volunteers in the media center * Share with the learning community collaboratively developed and up-to-date policies concerning materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, and acceptable use * Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. * Experience with or knowledge of International Baccalaureate, specifically the Middle Years Programme

III: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Manage oneself (organized, prepared, and punctual, manages resources, meets deadlines, follows through on commitments, demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations) in a manner that enhances public education; * Develop and maintain rapport and effective relationships with children and adults contacted in the course of work by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct; * Demonstrate professionalism, handling disagreements and conflicts in a diplomatic manner, and contributing to a positive work/learning environment; * Demonstrate flexibility with regard to interruptions and changing conditions; * Work efficiently to complete tasks with limited supervision and to meet deadlines; * Observe all district policies and procedures; and * Observe all general safety rules.

IV: Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree * 1 to 3 years in a school library setting * Significant knowledge of GSuite for Education, computer systems, and software * Must have Colorado Professional teacher license & must have or be eligible to obtain a Teacher Librarian Endorsement

V: Preferred Qualifications

* Masters of Library and Information Science highly recommended * Google Certified Educator Level 1 (or willingness to complete within the first year of employment) * Current First Aid and CPR certification

VI: Work Environment

* Office environment; exposure to computer screens * Mostly clean and comfortable surroundings

VII: Essential Physical Requirements

* Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs., bending, squatting, standing, reaching, sitting, walking, and stooping, occasional climbing, and repetitive motion

VIII: Acknowledgement

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The successful candidate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director. The Aspen School District reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time.

Keywords: Aspen School District, Aspen , Aspen Middle School Library Media Specialist (LMS), Other , Aspen, Colorado

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