Library Media Specialist – Hmong College Prep Academy

Job Description
Primary purpose: The media specialists collaborates with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction which support classroom curriculum, promotes a joy of reading with students, and teaches learner skills in finding, interpreting, and applying information to help students function effectively.

· Operate specialized computer system for circulating media center materials.
· Operates and supervises the library
· Assist students with instructional tasks.
· Assist and instruct students with book selection; charge and discharge books.
· Assist students with location and use of media center materials.
· Assist in controlling status of books in circulation; check on overdue books.
· Shelve returned books; replace incorrectly shelved books; label and mend books.
· Assist with the processing of new materials.
· Circulate media center equipment and materials; operate media center equipment.
· Assist with inventory of all media center materials.
· Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all print and non-print materials.
· Schedules the use of the library for maximum accessibility to equipment, digital resources, and print materials.
· Coordinates the services of the school library through partnerships with public and state libraries.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
· Knowledge of procedures, practices and equipment of a school media center
· Ability to use computer or Chromebook to access online program and databases
· Ability to perform routine office duties and record keeping tasks
· Strong organization skills and flexibility to adjust to unforeseen circumstances
· Ability to operate date processing and audio-visual equipment
· Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
· A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Library Media Specialist and a valid Library Media Specialist license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education.
· 1-2 years of recent experience in a school library setting

Other Information: Will consider candidates who are currently working toward their Media Licensure. Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States. Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks – Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Health Saving Account, Flexible Spending, and Retirement

Equal Employment Opportunity: Hmong College Prep Academy will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance. Hmong College Prep Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District.

If you would like to be considered for employment with Hmong College Prep Academy. Please to go our website or click on the link below and submit your online application with the following documents listed in this message.
• Hmong College Prep Academy Application
• Letter of Intent
• Three letters of references/recommendations
• Copy of transcript(s)

Job Type: Full-time