JEFFERSON COUNTY SD 509J ( learn more )

Madras, OR ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3205968
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 6, 2019

Job Description

DECEMBER 6, 2019


POSITION: District Library Media Specialist    Probationary / Permanent


LOCATION:  Jefferson County School District


CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled


DESIRED START DATE:  January, 2020


SALARY: $39,855.00 – $78,234.00     (Salary will reflect remaining contract days)       (Full Benefits)



  • School leader who collaborates with administration and school staff to support library, school, and district initiatives, and supervises all school libraries within the district.
  • Integrates information and emerging technologies to shape learning and instruction.
  • Supports staff with curriculum development through the use of library and on-line resources.
  • Maintains a cooperative attitude with staff, parents, and students.
  • Supervises and develops lessons for library assistants.
  • Create and/or Coordinate School-wide or Community Programs to Support Students and Families, including; Summer Library Programs, Motivational Literacy Programs Coordination (Oregon Battle of Books, Gift of Literacy, Family Literacy Back-Packs, Author Visits, Book Fairs, etc.)
  • Engages in a variety of activities to create programs that support students and families, evaluates intended outcomes of programs created.



Learner Development, Learning Differences, and Learning Environment

  • Maintains school libraries as a teaching and learning environment that are inviting, safe, and flexible, accessible, and conducive to student learning.
  • Creates a library/classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity interest, and abilities of students: An environment in which students are actively engaged and show respect for one another and for the teacher.
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Provides for the health and safety of all students in all instructional settings.
  • Develops a program of study that meets individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
  • Exhibits a personal interest and encourages student interest in reading.

Content Knowledge & Application

  • Establishes policies and procedures for selection, acquisition circulation, resource sharing, and weeding of the materials collection (both print and digital) to ensure that it is culturally relevant, up-to-date, in excellent condition, and accessible to the school community.
  • Supervises school library/media specialists in all district schools in collaboration with school administrators.
  • Knowledge of CCSS, AASL, and ISTE standards.
  • Plans and manages programming and events to support the library, school, and district goals and objectives.
  • Develops and administers library budgets aligned to library, school, and district goals and objectives.
  • Maintains a system of asset management, which includes frequent communication to students and parents regarding late books, lost books, and fines.
  • Manages digital subscriptions and resources that align with curriculum and learning targets across the content areas.
  • Develops and Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to use research-based principles of effective instruction.
  • Organizes instruction using learning objectives, with clearly defined student outcomes that are recognizable to the student and other observers.
  • Prepares effectively for instruction through daily lesson planning, with instruction based on District protocol and standards.
  • Networks with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside of the schools.
  • Acts as an instructional leader in the area of literacy.

Instructional Practice

  • Provides professional development opportunities within the district and schools.
  • Provides guidance in the understanding and practices around copyright, fair use and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Engages the school community in issues around safe, ethical, and responsible digital citizenship.
  • Communicates with all stakeholders about new materials, equipment, and services through emails, newsletters, web pages, and other means of communication.
  • Managers reading programs such as Oregon Battle of the Books, Gift of Literacy, author visits, book fairs, book clubs, summer library programs, etc.
  • Creates reading lists, delivers book talks and creates other promotional opportunities to highlight library resources.
  • Strives by instruction and action to employ the District’s philosophy of education, District curricula, and research based programs, instructional goals and objectives, performance expectations and instructional collaboration.
  • Provides a variety of situational appropriate instructional strategies and methods.
  • Select teaching strategies emphasizing student engagement.
  • Manages allotted learning time to maximize student achievement
  • Develops lesson plans, and assigns appropriate instructional responsibilities to educational assistants.
  • Collaborate with principal and instructional coach on training needed for educational assistants.

Professional Responsibility                                                                              

  • Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development.
    • Be open to working collaboratively with principal and instructional coaches, and to welcome feedback.
    • Participate in District sponsored in-service offering appropriate to assignment.
  • Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with administration, coaches, consultants, staff, students, and parents.
  • Participates cooperatively on school, community, and District-wide activities.
  • Ensure that materials and equipment are properly used, maintained, and stored, and that inventory records are accurate and correct.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must have Oregon teaching license with a Library Media Specialist Endorsement
  • A Required, M.A. Preferred
  • Successful classroom teaching/Librarian experience.
  • Knowledge of literature across the grade levels, genres, and content areas.
  • Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching practices and culturally relevant materials selection.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work positively and cooperatively with others.
  • Knowledge of and experience with effective instruction and assessment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing educational/continuing professional development.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested candidates are required to apply at the following link: http://jeffersonco.tedk12.com/hire  with online application, letter of interest, current resume, and letters of recommendation, references and copy of transcripts. 



Jefferson County SD 509-J

Jeanie Traxtle, Human Resources

Phone:  541 475-6192  

Email: jtraxtle@509j.net



Visit our website at: http://jcsd.k12.or.us/

Jefferson County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 445 SE BUFF ST
    • Madras, Oregon 97741

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