Tolbert ES: Prek-5: Media Specialist

Dallas Independent School District Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 3 months ago


Provide the leadership under the direction of Library Media Services, to ensure that all students are effective users of ideas and information. Supervise and manage the school library/media center and programs. Provides services and resources that allow students to develop skills in locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and using information to solve problems ( 21st century skills). Engage learners through the use of print and digital resources to access, create, and share content as well as collaborate with other learners as global citizens. Serve as a teacher, materials expert, and curriculum adviser to ensure that library/media center is integrated fully into instructional programs of the school. Must have proficiency in engaging learners in a variety of instructional strategies.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a directly related field with valid Texas Library certification, Master's degree preferred

  • Two years minimally as a highly qualified teacher; bilingual skills a plus

  • Working knowledge of library and information science.

  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and manage students in a varied environment.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Major Responsiblities:

  • Use the TEK's/SE's as the basis for instruction as well as using library curriculum products including Library Scope and Sequence. Provide group instruction and individual guidance to students to help them locate resources and use research techniques and self-manage their learning.

  • Prepare strategic plans to assure meeting School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas.

  • Participates as an educational leader, an equal partner, and a change agent in the curriculum development process at both the campus and district levels by consulting with teachers on appropriate use of materials and scheduling of materials for classroom instruction.

  • Models and promotes collaborative planning, cooperative teaching, and direct instruction as determined by learners' needs and state curriculum standards.

  • Models and promotes the highest standard of conduct, ethics, and integrity in the use of the Internet and other print and electronic resources and instructs students in the ethical use of resources, to locate, gather, select, synthesize, and evaluate relevant information.

  • Provides and promotes ongoing learning opportunities for students and staff that fosters connectedness so that all stakeholders are actively participating and positivelt engaged, particularily in the areas of integration of information technology and information literacy skills.

  • Supervises Media Assistant(s), student aides, and has ability to work with multiple interrruptions and multi-task under pressure.

  • Provides instructional access to library resources and facilities through open, flexible scheduling of classes, small groups, and individuals and creates an environment, in which students follow acceptable standards of behavior that are conducive to learning.

  • Provides a balanced, carefully selected, and systemically organized collection of library resources, print and digitally, that are sufficient to meet student needs and are continuously monitored to be current and relevant in each subject area while positively responding to changes that users need and want in resources and services and are in compliance with the collection development policies of Dallas ISD.

  • Implement effective strategies and techniques to systematically perform library management operations such as budgeting; purchasing; scheduling; managing and maintaining facilities and resources; supervising adults, volunteers, and children; reporting; grant writing; and overseeing circulation and inventory.

  • Encourages a high level of circulation which includes interlibrary loan to facilitate information access beyond the campus and access to resources and information beyond the instructional day.

  • Support academic rigor by integrating the teaching of research and information processing skills to ensure students are college ready, workforce ready, and effective life-long users of information while encouraging risk-taking, creativity, and innovation.

  • Work cooperatively with the community-at-large and libraries to promote common goals that benefit all students.

  • Carry out discipline in accordance with Board policies and administrative regulations.

  • Support the students' right to free selection of materials for enjoyment or information.

  • Interact with students to promote positive attitudes toward school library program and love of reading in a safe, secure environment which is age-appropriate.

  • Stay abreast of the information culture of students and staff and incorporate this awareness into the library program.

  • Exhibits effective communication through oral, written, electronic, and nonverbal expression.

  • Comply with Federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and Board policy in the library/media services area.

  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the library/media center program and make changes based on the statistical reports and findings.

  • Engages in continual self-evaluation and self-directed learning for professional growth and maintains an active interest in appropriate local, state, regional, and national professional associations and publications.

  • Performs all the administrative tasks of keeping a library orderly, up-to-date, and functioning properly.

  • Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned related to the library program.

  • All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriat


Salary will be based upon the Board approved RELATED INSTRUCTIONAL salary schedule.

Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer Human Capital Management. Federally funded personnel must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certifications, as appropriate.

A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

No telephone calls please.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/HDallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

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Tolbert ES: Prek-5: Media Specialist

Dallas Independent School District