Library Media Specialist

District: Community Unit School District 95


SchoolMiddle School South


400 S. Old Rand Road

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Categories: Elementary , Library/Media Specialist


Start Date: 2016/17 School Term

Close Date: Not Provided

Job Type: Middle School Teaching-Library Media Speicalist


                                                                                    JOB DESCRIPTION



Title:                       Library Media Specialist

Reports To:                Building Principal

Salary Range:             

Certification Requirements:       Appropriate Illinois State Board of Education Certification

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Makes resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed collection within the school and through access to resources outside the school.
  2. Assists students in identifying, locating, interpreting and evaluating information housed in and outside the library media center.
  3. Provides access to the library media center and its staff throughout the school day.
  4. Encourages flexible class schedules to accommodate use at point of need.
  5. Develops policies and procedures to ensure that access to information is not impeded by fees or restrictions.
  6. Informs teachers, students, parents and administrators of materials, equipment, and services that meet their information needs.
  7. Teaches information curriculum as an integral part of the school’s curriculum.
  8. Provides instruction in accessing, evaluating, and communicating information and the production of media.
  9. With other library media specialists and teachers, plans, teaches, and evaluates instruction in information access, use, and communication skills.
  10. Assists in the use of technology both within and outside the library media center.
  11. Provides learning opportunities related to new technologies, use and production of a variety of media, and laws and policies regarding information.
  12. Uses a variety of instructional methods with students and demonstrates the effective use of newer media and technologies.
  13. Participates in building, district, department, and grade-level curriculum development and assessment projects.
  14. Offers teachers assistance in using information resources, acquiring and assessing instructional materials, and incorporating information skills into the classroom curriculum.
  15. Uses a systematic instructional development process in working with teachers to improve instructional activities.
  16. Provides leadership in the assessment evaluation, and implementation of information and instructional technologies.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by the Building Principal.


About Middle School South

Community Unit School District 95

400 S. Old Rand Road

Lake Zurich, IL 60047