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Del Valle Independent School DistrictLibrarian Pool 2019-2020

Del Valle Independent School District

Librarian Pool 2019-2020 (773)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleLibrarian Pool 2019-2020
Posting ID773
Description

Primary Purpose:

Provide visionary leadership in learning resources and instructional support to work with students, faculties, families and communities.  Provide all students and faculty with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth, promote literacy and technology integration into the teaching and learning process.  Provide services and resources that allow students opportunities to develop skills in locating, evaluating, synthesizing and using information to solve problems.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Certification               

Valid Texas librarian certification or be actively enrolled in an accredited university program with a minimum of six (6) completed hours

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50) paid by employee.

 

Knowledge/Skills:

 

Knowledge of current library practices

Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills

Competence in use of current library technology

Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and learning

 

Experience:

Three (3) years teaching experience

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

                        

Professionalism

The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community.  

  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators  

Organization Management

The librarian manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following:  

  • Process and arrange resources according to standard library practices.
  • Create and maintain a balanced collection of information resources by using standard selection tools, consultation with students and faculty, as well as collection and curriculum analysis.
  • Manage the use, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of library media center resources and equipment.
  • Coordinate the acquisition and use of instructional materials from outside sources, such as Education Service Center, instructional television, and other schools.
  • Provide fair and equitable access to library facilities and resources through appropriate scheduling.
  • Develop and administer library budget according to priorities of the instructional program, established guidelines and district business practices.
  • Maintain systematic records and data as well as compile periodic reports to facilitate program evaluation.
  • Acquire, organize, and manage information for use in a creative and exemplary library program.
  • Advocate access to resources and information during and beyond the instructional day and school year.
  • Create a library environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Coordinate and manage all activities pertaining to the library such as author visits, book fairs, or specific literacy programming, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with district administration and other librarians in the district to ensure an aligned K-12 library program through attendance and participation in library meetings.
  • Perform ongoing collection development and withdrawal of library materials in accordance with DVISD policies.
  • Manage the acquisition, processing, organization, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of all campus library resources.
  • Conduct annual library inventory; compile and submit annual data for campus library report to campus principal.  

Instructional Management

The librarian promotes improvement of instruction through activities such as the following:  

  • Promotes the integration of curriculum, resources, and teaching strategies, particularly as it relates to the integration of information literacy, inquiry, technology and the TEKS.
  • Plan, teach, and evaluate instruction in information skills.
  • Work with teachers to incorporate information skill instruction into the school’s curriculum.
  • Provide teachers with assistance in selecting, locating, and using information resources and instructional materials.
  • Provide leadership, instruction, and consulting assistance in the use of instructional and information technology.
  • Participate in curriculum development and assessment on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate campus level reading promotion programs and activities.
  • Collaborate with teachers to integrate information problem-solving skills into subject areas and team teach as appropriate. 

Student Growth and Development

The librarian fosters student growth and development through activities such as the following:  

  • Support and provide guidance in the DVISD Responsible Use guidelines for media use.
  • Provide learning opportunities for users on the availability of library resources and Fair Use/Copyright information as needed.
  • Provide individual assistance to students in identifying, selecting, and interpreting information.
  • Promote appreciation and understanding of literature and reading.
  • Create an environment that is conducive to the learning needs of individuals and groups.  

Communication and Community Relations

The librarian promotes a positive tone for school or community relations through activities such as the following:  

  • Collaborate with families and community members.
  • Respond to diverse community interests and needs.
  • Foster the use of community resources and collaboration.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, parents, and supervisors maintaining a positive and helpful relationship.  

Professional Growth and Development

The librarian participates in professional growth and development through activities such as the following:  

  • Participate in national and state level organizations to stay abreast of latest research and best practices.
  • Attend professional development opportunities related to designated subject area.
  • Read, synthesize, and disseminate research and information related to best practices from books, journals, listservs, websites, and other media formats.
  • Participate in staff development, meetings, and other activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver campus training/staff development sessions. 

Qualities of Effective Librarians

The librarian exhibits qualities such as the following:  

  • Interact with students in a consistent, fair, and positive manner.
  • Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for libraries and librarians.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform principal of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.
  • Shall comply with the standards of conduct set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, and standards.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise assigned paraprofessionals, student assistants, and volunteer(s).  

Equipment:

  • Computer, computer software programs and peripherals, teacher resource materials and equipment, audiovisual equipment, printer, copier, fax and other equipment applicant to position.  

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors  

  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Work irregular hour and extended work hours to include holidays and weekends.
  • Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment. 
  • May be required under specific circumstances to provide physical restraint of students in danger of causing harm to themselves or others.
  • Occasional district wide and statewide travel.
  • Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motion.
  • Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination vibration.
  • Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, etc.), work outside, work around moving objects or vehicles, work on uneven surfaces.  

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$48,100 - $58,600/195 Days / Salary
LocationMultiple Campus Locations

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/06/2019