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Teacher, Elementary Library Media Teacher

  • Certificated

Salary range: Placement on the teacher's salary schedule

Reports to: Site Principal or Assistant Principal


The Library Media Specialist collaborates with teaching staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library media program, provides specialized instruction to students and teaching staff, and oversees the selection, organization, utilization, and maintenance of library, information, and curriculum resources. The mission of the Library Media Program is "to ensure that students are effective users of information enabling them to be lifelong learners".

  • Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
  • Current status as a permanent (contract) teacher with PAUSD
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Possession of a Clear and valid California Teaching Credential, in appropriate content area, as required by the California Education Code
  • Possession of an English Learner Authorization (CLAD or BCLAD), as per by Board policy, may be required
  • Within 60 days of hire, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code
  • Provide instruction for students and staff in the use of print and electronic reference tools and information literacy skills
  • Provide instruction in digital citizenship
  • Promote literacy and enjoyment of reading
  • Provide a scheduling plan that assures all students and teachers access to the Library Media Center
  • Plan and teach library and research skills as an integral part of the curriculum
  • Serve as a resource for teachers in supporting their classroom curriculum efforts
  • Guide students in the selection of reading and research materials
  • Promote reading and the use of library programs as an integral part of the school, including the organizing and implementing of such library-related activities as author visits, book talks, and book fairs
  • Encourage and incorporate technologies appropriate to the library setting for purposes of instruction, using the library, and for library management
  • Supervise, teach, and direct the work of volunteers and student assistants
  • Organize, manage, and maintain the Library Media Center including:
    • Maintaining an organized, attractive physical appearance of the library;
    • Supervising the circulation process;
    • Managing the budgets for purchase of library books and resources; aned
    • Managing the library collection through materials inventory, upkeep and selective acquisition
  • Participate in shared-responsibilities with other district elementary library media teachers, especially regarding book selections
  • Serve on school-based and district-wide committees; and
  • Provide a connection between district library programs and city library programs
  • Enthusiasm for working with elementary level students
  • Openness and warmth in working relationships with students and staff
  • Ability to conceptualize, create, and operate an exemplary elementary school media center that is part of the school community
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.


The work environment characteristics described here 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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with children. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time

The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.

Work Year: 187 days

Revision Date: 11/01/2016

Initial date: 03/17/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.