Sun Prairie, WI: Library Media Specialist, Sun Prairie Area School District

The Sun Prairie Area School District is seeking 2 future-ready librarians to serve our community of future-ready learners! Sun Prairie prides itself on providing innovative, relevant and engaging learning experiences and is host to an amazing range of student clubs, activities and access to the very best learning resources available accessible through any media imaginable. The library media specialist is the hub for this access.

SUMMARY: Responsible for the building Library Media Center. Assists users in generating, evaluating, and applying information.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
A. Evaluates, selects, and orders learning resources.
B. Supplies staff and students with instruction on the use of materials and special equipment, especially computers.
C. Responsible for the computers in the buildings at the elementary level.
D. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and makes media center material available to support and enrich the curriculum of the building.
E. Plans and supervises the distribution and storage of all media materials and equipment.
F. Promotes the use of media as an integral part of the curriculum.
G. Works collaboratively with district libraries, public library systems, and other districts’ libraries to provide expanded access to materials.
H. Helps students to develop habits of independent information access and use so as to develop skill in the use of instructional materials in relation to learning.
I. Weeds obsolete and worn materials from collections to reflect changing curriculum needs of the building.
J. Maintains standards and is accountable for student behavior to achieve an effective and safe learning environment.
K. Directs the operation routines of the media center including hours of operation, circulation policies and procedures, scheduling classes, establishing rules, planning a program for teaching library media skills, and program evaluation.
L. Analyzes the media program on an annual basis to establish new policies and services as necessary and to determine needs to update technology.
M. Prepares and administers the budget.
N. Guides staff and students in the moral, legal, and ethical use of materials including copyright laws.
O. Ensures the intellectual freedom so that students have accessibility to information, even that which is controversial in nature.

Master’s degree in Library Science or instructional technology

Must possess and maintain or be eligible to hold a current Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Instructional library media technology, initial instructional library media specialist, instructional library media specialist, or instructional technology specialists license, Codes 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, or 905. Valid driver’s license.

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