Director of Media Services
NORTH BEND CENTRAL, a progressive Class C1 district 45 minutes from both Lincoln and Omaha, is accepting applications for a Director of Media Services for the 2023-24 school year.
Bachelor degree or higher required. Must possess at all times during employment a Nebraska Teaching Certificate with a Library Media Specialist endorsement and such other endorsements as may be required by NDE Rules 10 and 24.
1. Administer school media program.
2. Provide for the reasonable care and safety of students under the Librarian/Media Specialist’s supervision.
3. Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
4. Provide care for students, including reporting suspected child abuse or neglect to supervisor and provide medication administration as assigned.
5. Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of activities as assigned.
6. Participate in professional activities and staff development as assigned and as needed to maintain professional competence and to perform duties.
7. Develop and maintain a positive rapport with students and parents.
8. Develop and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with other staff and administration.
9. Provide for proper care, maintenance and reasonable security of all District property in the Librarian/Media Specialist’s custody.
10. Utilize instructional materials and other resources in a competent and effective manner, including computer, e-mail, and other technology to perform assigned duties.
11. Maintain confidentiality of information concerning staff, students, and parents in accordance with law and District rules.
12. Adhere to the code of ethics of the District and Nebraska Department of Education (NDE Rule 27). The Director of Media Services must serve as a positive role model for staff and students.
13. Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Superintendent or Principals.
1. Supervise and Administer All General Media Center Services
a. Keep records of circulation and materials.
b. Coordinate the check-in process for media materials for the Media Center.
c. Evaluate and select materials needed to meet both the curricular and individual needs of students, teachers, and administrators who will be using the materials, and periodically remove outdated or non-functional materials, consistent with established policies and materials.
d. Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audiovisual aids, and other media materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems and maintain records of materials.
e. Manage Destiny (NBC on-line circulation program).
f. Direct, train and monitor staff and student resources provided to assist in the media program.
g. Respond to media patron complaints, taking action as necessary.
h. Organize collections of books, publications, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for convenient access.
i. Develop and administer Media Center policies and procedures.
j. Plan and deliver student-centered programs and services such as special services for corporate clients, storytelling for children, newsletters, or programs for special groups.
k. Compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, and audiovisual materials on particular subjects.
l. Facilitate resource sharing with other schools or libraries.
m. Compile lists of overdue materials, and notify borrowers that their materials are overdue.
n. Promote an inviting and student-centered atmosphere in the Library Media Center.
o. Plan and administer school-wide events and programs to promote literacy.
p. Oversee all laminating services.
2. Public Relations
a. Assist in answering parent/patron materials questions and help to furnish or locate relevant information.
b. Assist in furnishing requests for information to the media as directed by the administration.
c. Promote all learning programs and school activities in collaboration with the Technology Department on school website.
d. Organize and administer all school social medial platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
e. Coordinate with Pre-K Staff to highlight student results and accomplishments.
3. Staff Support for Media and Information Literacy.
a. Educate the teaching staff about district access to databases that could support learning activities in their classrooms including Discovery Education, Gale/Cengage Learning, WorldBook, etc.
b. Advocate for the teaching staff to utilize resources to support learning in their classroom.
c. Demonstrate the use of media resources in classrooms for teachers.
d. Support staff in promoting research that focuses on information access and validity evaluation resulting in an essay format that utilizes a thesis and limits, and APA and MLA format.
e. Promote and disseminate resources that support the curriculum and diverse learning needs.
f. Advocate for and assist in providing Virtual Field Trips and other Video-Conferencing opportunities using appropriate technologies.
4. A/V Equipment and Technology Integration
a. Assist staff in use and acquisition of equipment to project and display media materials.
b. Assist staff in use of document cameras and other technologies to record lessons and then post on relevant websites for student access.
c. Advocate for the use of new and innovative technologies in the delivery of media materials.
5. Student Support for Media and Information Literacy
a. Educate students about the access to materials that can support their learning and projects in the classroom and advocate for their use.
b. Support students in the research process as they prepare projects and essays.
c. Educate students about district access to databases that could support learning activities in their classrooms including Discovery Education, Gale/Cengage Learning, WorldBook, EPIC, Nebraska Access, E-library (through ESU 2), Accelerated Reader, Breakout EDU, etc.
d. Assist students with selection of reading materials at appropriate reading levels and interests that promote a love for reading.
e. Assist with Reading Interventions to assist students who need additional support.
6. Coordinate with the Superintendent for the media program’s budgeting, planning, and personnel needs.
7. Administer the District High Ability Learner Program collaborating with Principals in selection, recognition, and activities for participants.
a. Identify HAL candidates
b. Notify students, parents, and teachers
c. Input HAL information into Infinite Campus
d. Identify all funding sources for HAL activities and scholarships.
8. Coordinate Spelling Bees for MS and NBE.
Applications are available at nbtigers.org. Apply today!
NBC is an equal opportunity employer.
Start date August 2023.
Contact InformationNorth Bend Central
1320 Walnut St
PO Box 160
North Bend, Nebraska 68649
(p) (402) 652-3268
(f) (402) 652-8348