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LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

JUVENILE SERVICES EDUCATION SYSTEM

Recruitment #19-009527-0011

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

Salary to be determined based on an institutional salary scale following assessment of the applicant’s educational credentials and experience. $3,000.00 - -  Sign-on incentive - -  for Maryland Professional Certified Teachers

LOCATION OF POSITION

BALTIMORE CITY, BALTIMORE COUNTY

Main Purpose of Job

This position responsible for managing and instruction within a school library media center in a state juvenile services facility. Plans and administers the school's library media program.

POSITION DUTIES

Collaborates with content-area teachers to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies, incorporate library media curricular standards, and foster critical thinking. Manages the provision of media and information services in a state juvenile facility using current media practice; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids students in the development of information seeking and finding skills; coordinates media services with all curricular areas. Provides leadership and expertise in the selection, evaluation, and organization of resources in print and digital formats that reflect attention to information literacy and integrity of information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and in possession of or eligible for a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) secondary teaching certificate; Masters Degree in School Library Media preferred. Candidates must be eligible for or willing to work towards certification as a Library Media Specialist by MSDE.

EXPERIENCE: One year of professional teaching experience required; one year of school library media experience preferred.

NOTE: Possession of a Masters Degree in School Library Media may be substituted for the one year of experience requirement; a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Holds a current MSDE Standard or Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in a CORE subject area of Library Media Specialist.

One year of school library media experience is  preferred

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.  Applicants must consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Juvenile Services Facilities.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required.  If, once employed, it is determined that the incumbent does not qualify for at least a Conditional Certificate, the incumbent's employment will be terminated.    Also, failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate Maryland Teaching Certificate will be the basis for termination of employment.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application by August 16, 2019 - Open & Continuous Recruitment

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be screened and placed in one of these categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, Qualified, or Not Qualified. Applications will continue active consideration for one year from the date of receipt.  Requests to continue active consideration for an additional year will be honored providing the request is made in the twelfth month of receipt of the application. If an applicant declines to be interviewed two times or refuses a position two times, the application will be removed from active consideration.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org).  On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.  

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Library Media Specialist, position #083339 (JobAps #19-009527-0011). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.  All applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.



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