Website O'Fallon Township High School District 203

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Objective:  To implement quality media center programs for the school community and to ensure that students are effective users of information and ideas by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats, and by providing instructional leadership to foster competence and stimulate interest in information use in order to prepare 21st  century learners for the future.

Education and Experience:
1.   Holds valid Illinois secondary teaching license
2.   Holds or is actively seeking Media Specialist endorsement as certified by the Illinois State Board of Education
3.   Holds or agrees to pursue an MLIS with an emphasis in school media services
4.   Maintains desire to work with high school students at the ninth-grade level
5.   Possesses knowledge of high school curriculum, young adult literature, classroom management, and Internet resources
6.   Has familiarity with office productivity and library automation software
7.   Is able to work efficiently and independently
8.   Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, writing ability, and consistent desire to give attention to detail
9.   Maintains ability to perform all of the assigned responsibilities for the position

Supervised By: District Director of IMC Services

Nature of Work:  The teacher-librarian ensures that students are effective users of information by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading and using information. The teacher-librarian collaborates with classroom teachers and serves as a resource to those teachers, creates an inviting physical and emotional environment in which student will choose to spend time, and maintains and extends the library’s collection.

General Responsibilities:
1.   Collaborate with teachers to plan and present lessons in information literacy that emphasize critical, creative thinking, not just recording of facts; provide learning experiences for teachers relevant to what is happening in the classroom; help teachers make resources selections; and offer to obtain materials.
2.   Interact with students regarding their learning: help students develop good questions, search effectively, and evaluate resources, whether they are web-based, electronic databases, or print materials.
3.   Manage the collection by selecting materials to meet curricular and recreational needs. Assure materials are processed and available to students.  Examine existing materials to see if they meet curricular goals and if they are accurate and up-to-date.  Weed the collection to demonstrate the value of access to newer materials.
4.   Support school-wide literacy initiatives.
5.   Promote reading as a lifelong habit through the use of such means as reading clubs, book discussion groups, Teen Read Week, and the Illinois Read for a Lifetime award program.
6.   Pursue professional growth opportunities, seek membership in professional organizations, attend workshops, participate in list-serves, and utilize a variety of information sources to stay abreast of changes in information organization and access.
7.   Mange the overall operation of the media center, including but not limited to,  scheduling facility usage, maintaining the content of the media center website, keeping accurate and meaningful statistics and records, and assuring the seamless circulation of materials.
8.   Perform all other duties as assigned by the District Director of IMC Services.

Internal candidates need only send a letter of interest to Principal Rich Bickel.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age , marital, veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition, or disability. In compliance with the immigration reform and control act of 1986, District 203 intends to hire only individuals authorized to work in the U.S.