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Teacher, Secondary Library Media Teacher

  • Certificated

Salary range: Placement on the teacher's salary schedule

Reports to: Site Principal or Assistant Principal


The Library Media Teacher 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

TEACHING AND LEARNING: The Library Media Teacher fosters the development of information finding, analyzing and problem-solving skills to support investigations and encourages users to become skilled creators of information and ideas by:

  • Information access and delivery
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers in the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of units or assignments that utilize information resources
  • Assisting staff and students in using knowledge meaningfully for decision making and problem solving
  • Providing instruction for students and staff in the use of print and electronic reference tools and information literacy processes
  • Assisting staff and students with strategies for intellectual access to information and ideas for learning (finding, judging, and using information) that they can use with and beyond school settings
  • Providing information and instruction in areas of information literacy, the Research Cycle, Acceptable Use Policy, digital citizenship, ethics, intellectual property and copyright, and use of educational technologies
  • Promoting the integrated use of technology as a learning tool.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT: The Library Media Teacher establishes and coordinates efficient systems to enhance the use of information resources by:

  • Creating and implementing procedures for library media center operations including, but not limited to: planning and evaluation, budgeting, access, student and teacher use, instruction, services, facilities, and collection development (selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, inventory, weeding)
  • Developing and maintaining a diversified library collection of print, non-print, and electronic resources to support curricular needs, the development of student literacy, and the interests of students, using up-to-date review sources and selection practices
  • Creating an environment and implement systems to promote intellectual and physical access to library media materials and equipment
  • Assisting in the selection, assignment, and supervision of classified library media staff, volunteers, and student assistants
  • Scheduling the library media facilities for instruction and supervising student use
  • Coordinating the library media center's computer and AV resources (labs, materials, and network) as related to information resources.

LEADERSHIP/COLLABORATION: The Library Media Teacher provides leadership, instruction, and consulting assistance in the use of literature, leading edge instruction and information technology by:

  • Modeling instructional strategies and coaching staff members in the integration of information literacy strategies and technology with curriculum
  • Encouraging and fostering leadership in others
  • Participating on district-wide school technology committees and/or the leadership committee and other curriculum committees

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: 03/23/2017

Initial date: 03/23/2017

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