Media Specialist (1 FTE) (Open until filled, but materials submitted by April 10 will be given first consideration)

Parkrose School District
Portland, OR

From the current librarian who is retiring at the end of the school year: Parkrose is a small district in NE Portland, with 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and the 1 high school. You would be the only certified teacher-librarian, so you would be the de facto district librarian, but with no official duties in that capacity. You can take on as much district leadership as you would like in that role, which has been an enjoyable and educational experience. The district uses Follett Destiny for the library software, and you will be the administrator of those accounts. The district office is very supportive of the role of the library staff, both in educational importance and in financial contributions. The high school principal is also extremely supportive in both of those areas, and views you as a school leader.

From the job announcement: The high school media specialist [teacher-librarian] provides direct instruction to students as a media specialist, provides media technology to students and teachers, ensures that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. Parkrose expects teachers to be aware of and maintain “The competent educator standards” found in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 584- 020-0010) which are attached to this job description.

Link to full job announcement and the school district’s page of position openings.

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