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Lame Deer Public Schools LIBRARIAN: Elementary, Jr. High & High School in Lame Deer, Montana

LAME DEER PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT #6JOB DESCRIPTION LIBRARIAN (Grades 7-12) QUALIFICATIONS: Completed district employment applicationMust pass a background checkBachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or universityCurrent Montana Educator’s License with library endorsementMust be able to successfully complete performance responsibilities listed belowAny other qualifications as the School Board may find appropriate and/or acceptable REPORTS TO: School Principal SUPERVISES: Not Applicable TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary, benefits, and work year to be established by negotiations with the School Board. EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated, annually and in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluations. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job include sitting and working for long periods of time, standing, bending, walking and lifting up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. JOB GOAL: The Lame Deer Public Schools library program mission is to maximize the ability to access information. Students will be empowered users of information utilizing their critical and creative thinking skills in the research process. Our libraries will provide quality District/school-site collections of materials. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but not limited to the following): AdministrativeDevelops short- and long-range goals that guide the development of school library program.Promotes a positive relationship with students, staff, and the school community.Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation of the school library.Prepares and administers budgets to reflect the needs of the entire school community.Evaluates the school library programs, services, facilities, and materials to ensure optimum use.Selects, trains, and supervises school library support staff.Submits statistical reports that support the school library’s goals and program.Develops and promotes library programs for students, faculty, parents school committees, and the community; makes services and resources known to all patrons, parents, and the public.Oversees and maintains the school’s library automation system; migrates to more current technologies as required.Promotes reading and library use through displays publications, and special events.Networks with other libraries and shares resources.Maintains an attractive and inviting atmosphere.Processes new materials-books, periodicals, and non-print materials for circulation; enters bibliographic data into catalog.Provide guidance in selection, location, utilization, and evaluation of materials.Serves as an advocate and resource regarding copyright laws. Collection Development and MaintenanceSelects and evaluates library materials and technologies that support the school’s curriculum and educational philosophy.Classifies, catalogs, processes, and organizes the collection for optimum circulation.Maintains the school library’s collection to be a functional, attractive, and orderly environment that encourages maximum use by all patrons.Maintains a current inventory of holdings.Maintains a current, curriculum-relevant collections.Withdraws obsolete and/or damaged resources in accordance with District Policy.Develops a balanced collection with diverse local and global points of view.Collaborates with staff in preparing bibliographies, reading lists and curriculum support materials for students and staff. Curriculum DevelopmentUnderstands and is knowledgeable concerning the entire school curriculum in order to develop a library collection that reflects the school’s curriculum.Provides appropriate information regarding resources for developing the school’s curriculum.Serves on committees involved with designing learning activities for students, curriculum revision, and/or textbook adoption as needed.Consults with teachers, staff, students, and the community; seeks the input of others regarding the selection of print and non-print materials.Publicizes and disseminates information pertaining to new acquisitions.Provides equity of access to all school library resources and information.Provides access to materials in a variety of formats. InstructionTeaches library usage, information literacy, problem solving, and critical thinking skills to students, staff and administrators.Supports various learning styles, learning rates, and teaching strategies.Provides group and individual instruction including the grading and recording of student performance as needed (grading in grades 7-12 optional).Teaches and/or plans cooperatively with teachers: research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; children and young-adult literature appreciation skills. ProfessionalDemonstrates professional integrity through ethical behavior and promotes Intellectual Freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.Provides an atmosphere that encourages use of the school library and communicates with other District, public, and academic libraries.Provides in-service training and support to faculty and staff including orientations to the library for new students and staff.Advocates and promotes reading and lifelong learning and participates in special projects that enhance the teaching and learning efforts within the school.Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations.Utilizes current research and methods in the areas of technology, library, information science and promotes information literacy to all staff and students.Protects each user’s right to privacy and confidentiality in the school library and ensures that personal interests do not take precedence over the interests of library users, colleagues, or other library institutions.Distinguishes between personal convictions and professional duties and does not allow personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of the school libraries or the provision of access to school library information resources.AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: This employer does not knowingly discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin

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