Librarian (Begins 10/12/2020)

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted October 13, 2020
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified



Job Title:
Librarian - Elementary
Job Code & Family
86229; Librarians
Revision Date:
Salary Plan & Pay Grade:
Revised By:
Kecia Ray
EEO Code:
510; Librarians/Audio-Visual Staff
Comp Reviewed By:
Sheila Armstrong
Grant Funded?
No = Local
# of months; # of days:
10 mos / 201 days
REPORTS TO: Lead Librarian and School Principal
DEPARTMENT NAME: Learning Technology and Library Services
JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Administers libraries and performs related library services, including include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. Performs in-depth strategic research and synthesizes, analyzes, edits, and filters information. Sets up and/or works with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Responsibility 1:
Analyzes patrons' requests to determine needed information and assist in furnishing or locating that information. Locates unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
Job Responsibility 2:
Maintains a vigorous collection inclusive of standard reference materials, digital media, and online sources.
Job Responsibility 3:
Plans and teaches classes on topics such as information literacy, digital literacy, library instruction, and technology use.
Job Responsibility 4:
Maintains accurate collection data and records within library information system.
Job Responsibility 5:
Plans and delivers client-centered programs and services such as special services for faculty, produces schoolwide communications, supports school technologies, produces programs for special groups, instructional design, faculty training.
Job Responsibility 6:
Reviews and evaluates materials using book reviews, catalogs, faculty recommendations, and current holdings to select and order print, audiovisual and electronic resources.
Job Responsibility 7:
Collaborates with teachers in designing engaging lessons for all students.
Job Responsibility 8:
Develop library policies and procedures in collaboration with central library services and school leadership team.
Job Responsibility 9:
Support and assist in implementing whole school technology integration

DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.
PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.
Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses.
MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentage510 s.
COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.
Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports and business letters using proper format and grammar, speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
Performs supervisory work involving policy and guidelines, solving both people and work related problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.
Makes decisions with moderate impact - affects those in work unit.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
Establishes methods and procedures for acquiring and handling materials, equipment, or work aids involving extensive latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.
SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.
Requires education or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in library science.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.
Requires teaching certificate as elementary media specialist.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.
Requires no prior experience but training and certification as media specialist required.
More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Requires light work involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and moderate dexterity in operating machinery or office equipment.
UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.
The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.
SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.
The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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