Library Media Teacher

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ishpeming Public School District #1
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Employment Opportunity

Library Media Teacher

JOB TITLE:  Library Media Teacher




It is the basic objective of Library Media Teacher (LMT) is to provide accessible tools for students and staff to direct, enhance, and support the learning process. Knowledge of curricular areas is essential in order to serve the interdisciplinary needs of the learning community. It is the goal of the LMT to work in a flexible environment, collaborating with staff, teaching skills to students and staff, and maintaining the holdings of the elementary library.


A. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  3. Ability to organize, catalogue, display, distribute and produce instructional materials.
  4. Ability to select and provide access to a wide variety of materials which meet the needs of various learning situations.
  5. Knowledge and ability to teach information and technology literacy needed for independent learning.
  6. Ability to provide an environment conducive to quick accessibility, good study habits, and development of proficient media users.
  7. Knowledge of civil rights relating to free access to materials and copyright laws.
  8. Ability to be flexible in order to accommodate teachers, students, parents/guardians, and community members.
  9. Knowledge and ability to work with technology and assist integration in the classroom.


B. Education

  1. Minimum B.S. or B.A. in Elementary/Secondary Education with ND endorsement preferred, including library science/media hours to meet State Certification standards.
  2. Additional graduate work in related area is highly desired.

C. Certification

  1. A valid State of Michigan certification in Elementary or Secondary Education ND endorsement preferred.

D. Experience

  1. Experience in elementary or secondary education and demonstrated knowledge of technology use and integration.


A. Job Boundaries

  1. Building (s) – Birchview Elementary.

B. Personal Contacts

  1. Professional and educational support staff assigned to buildings.
  2. All students, parents, and citizen groups affiliated with assigned building activities.
  3. Principals and district administrators.
  4. Local and State Agencies including other educational facilities.
  5. Representatives from book publishing vendors.


A. Supervises and coordinates the work of para-educators assigned to library.

B. Supervises and trains student and adult volunteers.


A. Teaching and learning

  1. Is familiar with curriculum content and instructional practices within the building while teaching.
  2. Collaborates with and coaches teachers to provide instructional strategies and resources in teaching information and technology literacy skills.
  3. Promotes the development of good reading habits.
  4. Participates voluntarily in relevant growth activities.
  5. Is knowledgeable about current trends in education.
  6. Attends appropriate staff and department meetings.

B. Program administration

  1. Provides media
    1. Uses current, recommended selection aids including multicultural/gender fair criteria.
    2. Solicits input from teachers and students concerning media needs.
    3. Selects and maintains media that will compliment and supplement district curriculum.
    4. Selects materials for a variety of student/staff interests, learning styles and reading levels.
    5. Assists in the development and administration of building library budget.
    6. Eliminates out-dated, inappropriate and unsuitable materials.
  2. Maintains an accurate and current inventory of library materials and equipment, and submits reports in a timely manner.
  3. Prepares materials for circulation.
    1. Catalogs, classifies and organizes media according to accepted standards and ready accessibility.
    2. Supervises the processing of materials and circulation.
  4. Supervises, coordinates, and trains media center para-educators, student helpers and volunteers.


  1. Ability to lift and move media (within limits).
  2. Ability to drive car or to provide own transportation.


Some in-district travel may be required.


Implementation and integration of a quality library curriculum requires the LMT to exhibit flexibility in collaborating with staff as well as skill in handling the multiple roles and responsibilities associated with a library.

Responsibilities to include all other duties as assigned by Principal and Superintendent.


Per Board Policies and Bargaining Agreement.

Qualified applicants may submit a letter of application, a district application, and a nursing license copy to:

                                                            Carrie Meyer, Superintendent

                                                            Ishpeming Public Schools

                                                            319 East Division Street

                                                            Ishpeming, MI 49849

not later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

The Ishpeming Public School District Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

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