Collaborate with other educators to create a mission statement and develop long-range program goals; perform library management operations, including, but not limited to 1. Budgeting, 2. Staffing, 3. Scheduling and 4. Managing and maintaining resources. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the library media program. Participate in local, state and national education and technology initiatives to ensure integration of current research findings and best practices into the library media program.
Develop and implement policies and procedures to acquire, process, organize, disseminate, maintain and continually assess collections of information resources, essential equipment and latest technologies.
Develop policies and activities consistent with 1. school, district, state and national standards, 2. relevant laws and legislation, 3. privacy rights, 4. equity of access and 5. tenets of intellectual freedom, copyright and digital citizenship.
Create and implement a collection development policy that demonstrates knowledge of principles related to selection, acquisition, organization and evaluation. Select current, relevant and balanced resources for the diverse needs of the school community that support the curriculum and provide leisure reading materials.
Employ existing and emerging technologies to access, evaluate and disseminate information including, but not limited to the internet and electronic databases. Collaborate with educators to plan, implement and assess units of study that integrate multimedia, research and information literacy into classroom instruction.
Encourage and engage students in reading, viewing and listening for understanding and enjoyment. Promote quality literature and authors reflecting a variety of cultures and themes.
The program shall provide for a supervised off-campus practicum which provides experience at both the elementary and secondary levels.