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Red Lake Media Specialist - Red Lake Schools


Red Lake School District #38 is accepting applications for the following position:

Posted: 04/27/2016 – 05/09/2016

Red Lake Media Specialist

General Definition of Work

Performs difficult skilled administrative support work developing and maintaining media reports and records, providing administrative support, training and guidance for teachers in the media center, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Principal.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Designs lessons for students based on information in literacy and technology skills in the Minnesota Academic Standards.

Instructs students in media and technology skills.

Assists and instructs students and staff in reading guidance, materials selection and use of equipment.

Evaluates, selects and orders materials and equipment for the media center.

Assists in the maintenance of the online public access catalog for circulation and processing library materials.

Collaborates with teachers to identify and design appropriate information resources and learning strategies for students.

Conducts training sessions on new technologies.

Assists in the administration of the media center budget.

Assign duties to the media center support staff.

Participates in the planning and development of changes in the building facilities and in the opening and closing of the media center.

Attends various department and district meetings.

Assists with the management of public relations and community functions of the media center.

Inventory and monitor IPad, laptop carts.

Maintain and schedule computer labs.

Additional duties as assigned by the building principal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, materials and practices, thorough knowledge of prescribed school system policies and procedures; general skill operating standard computer equipment, hardware and software; ability to evaluate library programs and services and to develop improved methods; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and vendors.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree with coursework in teaching, or related field and moderate experience teaching, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A current Minnesota School Library Media Specialist Certificate is required.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

To apply send complete District application, cover letter, resume, and credentials send to: Human Resources, Red Lake School District #38, PO Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671, fax to (218)679-2321, or email to


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