Library Media Specialist, Lockport City School District

Job Location:

Lockport, NY

Salary Range or Hourly Rate:

Per negotiated contract

Job Description:

LOCATION: To be determined
Ten Months
Starting Date: on/about January 1, 2024
Salary: Per Negotiated Agreement
Posting Dates: November 13, 2023 - November 29, 2023

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  1. Earned Master’s Degree in Library Media Specialist (Preferred)
  2. Current NYS certification as School Library Media Specialist (Required)
  3. Experience at the school Library Media Specialist level (Strongly Preferred)
  4. Comprehensive understanding of Common Core Learning Standards and NY state assessments
  5. The ability and commitment to use technology as an instructional tool
  6. Uncompromising commitment to continuous improvement
  7. Broad experience with a variety of instructional techniques
  8. Ability to differentiate instruction for accelerated and delayed learners
  9. Evidence of strong classroom management skills with age appropriate experiences
  10. Flexibility, enthusiasm, creativity, and willingness to develop programs
  11. Evidence of being a team player
  12. Ability to facilitate a library and district resources that support the academic programs in the Lockport City School District
  13. Evidence of the ability to collaborate with faculty to design standards based activities
  14. Commitment to working with all members of the community to accomplish the goals of the district


  1. Valid New York State School Library Media Specialist Certification
  2. Masters in Library Studies (MLS preferred)
  3. Successful Fingerprint Clearance
  4. Successful completion of NYS Educating All Students (EAS) Exam
  5. I-9 Employment Eligibility in compliance with Immigrations Reform and Control Act
  6. Completion of mandatory training sessions


  1. Formal training in the management of a school library media center
  2. Successful experience as a classroom teacher or Library Media Specialist
  3. Trained in curriculum development, collaborative planning and instructional design
  4. Management skills applicable to people, program, collection, budget and time
  5. Knowledgeable about resources within and outside the library
  6. Good organizational and goal setting skills
  7. Proficient with using technology

The Library Media Specialist reports directly to the Building Principal, Director of Special Education, or in accordance with currently established district and collective bargaining procedures and evaluation criteria.

While performing the duties of this job, the Library Media Specialist manages and administers all aspects of a school library media program and facility. The Library Media Specialist also collaborates with teachers to incorporate informational skills and technological resources into the curriculum.

This list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
Depending upon individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:

  • Selects, evaluates, acquires, organizes and maintains library materials
  • Provides staff support in the use of information resources and in the selection and application of informational and instructional technologies
  • Works in cooperation with the teachers to design activities, materials, and instruction which promote curriculum integration
  • Integrates curriculum needs into the library media program
  • Teaches students to locate, select, analyze, evaluate, interpret and communicate information and ideas
  • Trains and supervises all Library Media Center staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties
  • Assists in planning staff development
  • Assists the Director of Technology, Data Security and Communications in the evaluation of proposed software purchases
  • Participates in the support of technology projects
  • Assists with all other duties as assigned by the Building Principal and/or other district

Interested applicants are to submit a letter of interest, resume, a completed application, three letters of reference (signed and dated within the past two years), a copy of all college transcripts and a copy of current NY State certification. All materials must be emailed in one PDF to and received no later than November 29, 2023. Any current applications on file must be updated to be considered.


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