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Hot Springs School District

Hot Springs, Arkansas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3615250
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: July 21, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Job Description for

Library Media Specialist


DEPARTMENT:   Student Support                                JOB STATUS:  Full Time

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: N/A                                       REPORTS TO:  Building Principal

GRADE/LEVEL: K-12                                                AMOUNT OF TRAVEL REQUIRED: See Essential Duties

WORK SCHEDULE:  Per contracted days                                          



The school Library Media Specialist has the responsibility to provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library media program is an integral part of the instructional program.  To do this, the Library Media Specialist assumes the following separate but overlapping roles:  1) Information Specialist, 2) Teacher, and 3) Instructional Consultant. 




Information Specialist: 

  • To serve as information specialist and resource consultant to teachers and students
  • To provide staff development for teachers in the use of media center and equipment
  • To notify faculty and students of new materials, services and programs
  • To attend professional workshops and conferences to gain knowledge and incorporate the most appropriate concepts into the LMC program
  • To assume responsibility for selection of materials that will meet the needs of the users by organizing, maintaining and processing all media materials
  • To take inventory by weeding, replacing and repairing materials the end of year and on an as needed basis
  • To provide a schedule that assures all students and teachers have easy access to the LMC


  • To implement the ADE Library Media Curriculum Frameworks
  • To plan and implement the LMC program of service to students and faculty
  • To provide group instruction and individual user guidance for location of resources and development of research techniques;
  • To create a library media center environment that is conducive to learning and inviting to patrons;
  • To promote literacy by encouraging students to read for pleasure and information and by motivating their reading through a variety of programs;
  • To assist students in developing competency in listening, viewing, reading and interpretation skills;
  • To train users to develop searching and retrieval skills to obtain information;

Instructional Consultant: 

  • To support teacher instructional plans to coordinate and integrate effectively library services across the curriculum;
  • To collaborate with teachers to incorporate information skills into the classroom curriculum and assist them in developing resource based units and activities;
  • To serve on campus curriculum committee and participate in team leader meetings, support staff planning, and faculty meetings;
  • To recommend student-level literature to teachers and encourage them to read to their classrooms;
  • To perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by employee’s supervisor, the principal, or the superintendent



Competency Statements

        Knowledge of the schools and HSSD policies and procedures


  • Evidence of strong commitment to quality education


  • Evidence of strong organizational skills


  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills



    Minimum of Masters Degree with an accredited educational institution. Other requirements per job description.



    3 years teaching/administrative experience per Arkansas state licensure requirements.  Other requirements per job description.



    Certificates & Licenses

    Valid Arkansas teachers license with necessary Library Media Science endorsement to meet ADE certification accreditation standards for the position.




    Computer Skills

    Ability to apply basic computer programs (spreadsheet, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, others) to enhance job performance. (Others could include e-School, HAC/TAC, AR, Destiny Library Management or similar program)


    Other Requirements

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the school community.

    Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.

    Ability to perform duties with awareness of all federal, state, and district requirements.


    LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional documents.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and the general public.


    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:   Ability to perform basic math operations to meet job expectations.


    REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations appropriately to meet job expectations.




    Physical Abilities                                            Lift/Carry                                          

    Stand                                      F                                              10 lbs or less                         F

    Walk                                       F                                              11 – 20 lbs                              O

    Sit                                 F                                  21 – 50 lbs                             O

    Handling / Fingering           F                                              51 – 100 lbs                           N

    Reach Outward                     F                                              Over 100 lbs                          N

    Reach Above Shoulder       O

    Climb                                      O

    Crawl                                      O

    Squat or Kneel                      O

    Bend                                       O


    Push / Pull                  

    12 lbs or less                         O

    13-25lbs                                 O

    26-40 lbs                                O

    41-100lbs                      N





    N (Not Applicable)               Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

    O (Occasionally)                 Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.S+ 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, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth perception)

    Sense of Sound (ability to converse with others, conduct telephone conversations)



    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform with the essential functions.



    The HSSD HR Office has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. 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 supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the HSSD reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the HSSD may deem appropriate.


    The Hot Springs School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    It is the policy of the Hot Springs School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.

    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Hot Springs School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Becky Rosburg, Assistant Superintendent
    • 400 Linwood Avenue
    • Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

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