2017-18 Library Media Technology Specialist
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Job Number 4100010710
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Would you like to join a thriving urban school district that is committed to elevating you in your profession?

Do you want to be part of a district that is doing transformative work to ensure that every student graduates ready for college, career and community?

If so, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) has much to offer you:  a clear vision, a collaboratively-designed strategic framework, collaboration time, district support and excellent professional development opportunities.

 MMSD is seeking highly motivated and energetic teacher applicants for openings for the 2016-2017 school year.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

BECOMING A MODEL URBAN DISTRICT:  The Madison Metropolitan School District has a simple but bold vision – that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. We know that vision doesn't come to life without the very best leaders throughout our district. We are focused on becoming a model urban school district that serves our children and families better than ever before. Our strategy as a district is captured in our strategic framework (https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/framework), which was developed with input from staff, students, parents and the community. We have made exciting progress as a district and to continue moving forward, we believe we must stay incredibly focused, keep schools at the center and strive for a culture of excellence and equity for all students and educators.

 

We know this vision doesn’t come to life without dynamic leaders in every school.  For more information on our teacher screening and selection process please visit TEACH Madison (https://hr.madison.k12.wi.us/teach-madison).

 

ABOUT THE DISTRICT:  MMSD is the second largest school system in Wisconsin and has a student population of approximately 27,000 students in 32 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 5 high schools, and several alternative programs. The district has a total staff of over 5,900 and an operating budget of $435 million.  The District has a 52% minority student population.

 

For additional information visit the following websites: Madison Metropolitan School District - www.madison.k12.wi.us; City of Madison - www.ci.madison.wi.us; County of Dane - www.co.dane.wi.us; State of Wisconsin - badger.state.wi.us; Department of Public Instruction - www.dpi.state.wi.us; University of Wisconsin - www.uwsa.edu.

 

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of the School Library Media Technology Specialist (LMTS) position is to provide the expertise necessary to ensure that the school library and instructional technology (IT) programs are aligned with the mission, goals and objectives of the school district. The LMTS strives to collaborate with teachers to connect all learners to literature, resources, and technology in order to instill a love of learning and ensure equitable and informed access to information. The LMTS empowers learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective and ethical users of ideas and information in the information and digital era.

Work Location Doyle-Human Resources
Salary

Salary placement is based on education (highest degree earned and number of academic credits earned after the award date of the highest degree) and prior work experience.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

Planning and Preparation/The Environment: Building the Learning Environment

A.  Learning Space

  • Ensures that library hours, space, and seating provide optimum access for all learners
  • Designs and maintains a library website that provides 24-7 access to digital information

B.  Collection Selection, Development, and Information Access

  • Builds and maintains a comprehensive, current collection supporting different levels, languages, cultures
  • Anticipates resource needs through collaborative partnerships and regularly borrows, lends, and responds to requests from other libraries
  • Collaborates with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning

C. Resource Management: Budget, Policies and Staffing

  • Spends Common School Fund allocation in accordance with state guidelines
  • Communicates policies and procedures to the school community (students, staff and families)
  • Instructs and directs support staff, volunteers, and student assistants

 

Instruction and Assessment:  Innovation Teaching for Learning

  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborates with teams of teachers to implement digital and multimedia best practices while planning, teaching, reflecting and adjusting
  • Assists in developing collaborative projects across the building

B.  Information and Technology Skills Integration

  • Consults with teachers and offers professional development to staff to integrate information and technology skills into all curricular areas
  • Models the use of online digital content and collaborative learning to support and extend student and staff learning opportunities anytime, anywhere
  • Models and facilitates safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies

C.  Teaching and Learning

  • Supports reading and creates an environment where reading is valued for lifelong learning
  • Provides collaborative instruction that addresses multiple literacies such as written, audio, visual and digital
  • Leads and models the use of emerging resources that allow students to interact with, curate and present information
  • Models and promotes diversity, cultural understanding, and global awareness

Professional Responsibilities and Growth: Empowering Learning Through Leadership

A.  Staff Development

  • Collaborates with district and building leaders to conduct needs assessments, and to develop and implement technology- rich professional learning opportunities for staff members

B.  Advocacy

  • Advocates for, promotes and reports about the role and services of the school library media program, and its? impact on student achievement
  • Seeks administrative support to ensure that the library media program is a key component of student achievement

C.  Professional Development  

  • Seeks and participates in learning opportunities which support professional growth in areas aligned to SIP goals and stays current on issues and trends in order to provide building level leadership and expertise
Minimum Qualifications

 

  • WI Teaching license: Initial Instructional Library Media Specialist (1901); or Professional Library Media Specialist (1902); or Library Media Supervisor (91).
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, customer service experience a plus
  • Strong  technology skills applicable to instruction
  • Leadership and coaching/training experience preferred

 

Desired Qualifications

Master's of Library Science (MLS) with 2 years LMC experience.

Adaptive Schools or other facilitation skills training.

Bilingual in English & Spanish

 

Other Information

This is an "applicant pool" posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available. Applications accepted year-round.

For more information about teaching at MMSD and about our application process, go to www.mmsd.org/teachmadison.

Thank you for your interest in working at the Madison Metropolitan School District, where we're committed to making every school a thriving school, and every student ready for college, career and community.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer