NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Librarian / Media Specialist
Department: Instructional Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: Building Principal and/or Assistant Principal
Grade/Level: P-5 Amount of Travel Required: No travel required
Work Schedule: Positions Supervised: None
190-day contract, normal working hours
as specified by the principal, Monday through Friday with
the expectation to go beyond those hours when necessary
Administer libraries and perform related school library services. Elementary school setting. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information. Assist school instructional staff with instructional delivery and technology assistance and guidance.
- Search Standard reference materials, including online sources and the internet, to answer student and teacher reference questions.
- Analyze student and teacher requests to determain needed information, and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
- Teach library patrons to search for information using databases.
- Keep records of circulation and materials
- Supervise budgeting, planning, and professional development activities.
- Check books in and out of the library.
- Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies.
- Review and evaluate resource materials, such as book reviews and catalogs, in order to select and order print, audiovisual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.
- Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
- Direct and train library staff in duties such as receiving, shelving, researching, cataloging, and equipment use.
- Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.
- Organize collections of books, publications, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for convenient access.
- Develop library policies and procedures.
- Evaluate materials to determine outdated or unused items to be discarded.
- Develop information access aids such as indexes and annotated bibliographies, web pages, electronic pathfinders, and on-line tutorials.
- Plan and deliver clients-centered programs and services such as special services for corporate clients, storytelling for children, newsletter, or programs for special groups.
- Compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, and audiovisual materials on particular subjects.
- Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a particular library.
- Assemble and arrange display materials
- Confer with teachers, parents, and community organizations to develop, plan, and conduct programs in reading, viewing, and communication skills.
- Compile lists of orderdue materials and notify borrowers that the materials are overdue.
- Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information.
- Develop and index databases that provide information for library users.
- Negotiate contracts for library services, materials, and equipment.
- Provide input into the architectural planning for library facilities.
- Collect and organize books, pamphelts, manuscripts, and other materials in specific fields, such as rare books, geneology, or music.
- Plan and participate in fundraising drives.
- Perform public relations work for the library such as giving televised book reviews and community talks.
- Write proposals for research or project grants.
- Follow NLRSD Board Policies found on the District Website (nlrsd.org), and copy available in the school media center.
- Other duties as assigned by the Principal.
- Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
- Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
- Regular attendance - Regular attendance to maximize student progress.
Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
Positive attitude, friendly towards students, staff, and parents.
Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
Tolerance - Ability to work successfully with a variety of people without making judgments.
Preferred but not required
SKILLS & ABILITIES
APSCN, Microsoft Office (Word, EXCEL, library / media related technology)
Certificates & Licenses
Valid Arkansas Teacher's License with certification in Library Media Science
Physical Abilities Lift /Carry
Stand F (Frequently) 10 lbs or less F (Frequently)
Walk F (Frequently) 11-20 lbs F (Frequently)
Sit F (Frequently) 21-50 lbs O (Occasionally)
Handling / Fingering C (Constantly) 51-100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Reach Outward F (Frequently) Over 100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Reach Above Shoulder F (Frequently)
Climb O (Occasionally)
Crawl O (Occasionally)
Squat or Kneel F (Frequently)
Bend F (Frequently)
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less F (Frequently)
13-25 lbs F (Frequently)
26-40 lbs F (Frequently)
41-100 lbs O (Occasionally)
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
Sense of Sound (ability to converse with others, conduct telephone conversations)
Sense of Touch
The work environment is generally an office environment but frequently includes meeting with students, parents,
and others who are dealing with topics as they relate to the school setting. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The NLRSD Human Resources Office has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have
been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills
and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools as deemed
The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.