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Technology Integration & Media Specialist 

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Technology Integration & Media Specialist

REPORTS TO: Head of School

Position Summary: Create a media center which is the hub of learning in the school by developing a school library media program which emphasizes the integrated use of technology. Instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment while providing leadership and guidance for effectively integrating technologies with instruction.

Job Function and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a school library media program that addresses 21st century skills, including learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy.
  • Supervise and evaluate support staff, which may include educational media assistants, computer education assistants, paraprofessionals, and student assistants.
  • Maintain frequent and timely communication with stakeholders through an effective online school library media program presence and other formats such as presentations, e-mail, newsletters, reports, and articles.
  • Prepare a program budget that supports the school library media program goals.
  • Collect and analyze data to periodically evaluate the school library media program for continuous improvement against measurable goals and communicate program results with administrators, staff, and the community.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, students, and teaching and learning styles inherent within the school community.
  • Implement and maintain automated catalog, circulation system, and textbook check-out services, including student obligations and responsibilities for material.
  • Lead colleagues through staff development programs that incorporate best practices in the use of information resources, multi-media technology applications, and online learning.
  • Work as an instructional partner by collaborating with teaching staff in preparing and delivering lessons that incorporate effective use of information resources and build information literacy and reading skills.
  • Lead colleagues through participation on decision-making and curriculum development teams
  • Establish annual and long-term measurable goals for the school library media program that are aligned with the district and school mission and objectives.
  • Develop policies and procedures that ensure maximum accessibility, efficient operation, effective services and facility use. This includes policies and procedures for physical access, electronic access, selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, and materials challenges.
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide expanded access to resources for students and teachers.
  • Instruct students and staff in information and technology literacy skills, including reading for understanding, the research process, engaging inquiry, collaboration, critical thinking, developing multiple literacies, and understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use through activities including book clubs, reading programs, reading initiatives, and other special events.
  • Create and maintain a school library center that provides a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, readily accessible, and conducive to student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college/university.

  • Alabama teaching certificate

  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following characteristics and expertise:

  • Possesses a sense of urgency for goal achievement

  • Able to manage varied activities including multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks

  • Exhibits creative problem-solving, innovation, and idea generation

  • Remains focused on results

  • Is action oriented

  • Participates in results-oriented collaborative decision making

  • Able to make quick decisions in response to changing conditions

  • Is accountable for individual and collective results

  • Establishes rapport and builds relationships

Competitive salary based on experience and education and eligible for the State of Alabama Health and Retirement benefits.

 
About the Organization For more information about I3 Academy please visit www.i3academy.org

 

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