Staffing




About Staffing

Information about the staffing priority (conceptualization, operationalization of terms, about the major staffing concerns, etc)

Professional Development
In the Wichita (KS) Public Schools, at the elementary level, the importance of providing support/enrichment staff with time not only to plan the lessons and activities for students so that classroom teachers could benefit from the collaboration provided during the Professional Development (PD) time but time for a professional growth activity for the support/enrichment staff as well was introduced to the principals in May, 2004. A consistent week (the first week of the month) was designated for music, art, P.E. and library staff to benefit from collaboration with colleagues in their respective fields. Both morning and afternoon sessions during that week were offered so that it could accommodate the needs of each individual building schedule. The Wichita Elementary PD was initiated by a model provided by the Education Trust organization http://www2.edtrust.org/edtrust/default. To date, this practice has continued. However, there are scheduling, substitute for the library staff, funding, etc., issues that have been addressed and still need to be addressed with the building administrators. Secondary staff in our district participates in the Professional Learning Community activity at their buildings and do not receive release time to attend a professional growth activity with their colleagues. We do have an opportunity two to three times per year to have all library staff for a mandatory one-half day of in-service.
Janet Fowler, Wichita, KS


Professional Development Evaluation and Training

We are also collecting PD tools within the Programs section.

Learning Communities
As information professionals striving to improve students’ information and communication technology skills, library media specialists seek to build a network of professionals in an effort to support their district’s initiatives. In many districts library media specialists are only provided one or two opportunities each year as a cohesive group in which to network and share pertinent information. The formation of library media learning communities is an opportunity to build a stronger professional communication network for the sharing of best practices, to build collegiality, to facilitate the resolution of problems as well as to assist with staff development needs. Library media learning communities can be a powerful resource to help library media specialists develop skills in running highly effective programs that ultimately impact student achievement. We invite you to share your ideas on and experiences with the implementation of library media learning communities to this wiki space.
Simone Primus, Broward County Public Schools, Florida


Mentoring
In discussing our various staffing issues during our inaugural conference, it became clear that in many of our districts we lack experienced school librarians with the appropriate state endorsement or certification credentials. Many of us are exploring mentoring as a way to train, retain and develop these new or non-certified staff. For some, formal mentoring programs are being written into grant-funded librarian development programs or grow out of HR staff development programs; for others the mentoring arrangements grow informally out of Librarian Learning Communities or listserv participation. We invite members of the CGCS Library Media Supervisor’s Network to post here any information you can share about librarian mentoring efforts in your district and the results.
Paul Whitsitt, Chicago Public Schools


Leadership Training

Every campus librarian a leader: That is the goal for which we all must strive. In addition to university training, it is critical that leadership capabilities be fostered and nurtured in each campus librarian through staff development, individual contacts, and group interactions. If the library is to be the heart and soul of a school, then the librarian, generally, the only one on a campus, must possess the leadership qualities to make it so. Among these competencies are:
· Understanding of one's own work and leadership styles in order to
improve effectiveness as a leader
· Improving communication skills which build trusting relationships
· Advocacy: using power and influence
· Risk taking and decision making
· Managing differences and conflict
· Promoting collaboration; team building
· Creating a culture of commitment and high performance
· Creating a shared vision for the school - coaching, mentoring,
empowerment
· Personal planning - achieving one’s own potential
Elizabeth Polk, Austin Independent School District



Staff Evaluation

How do we evaluate the work of our staff, both professional and clerical? How can we use the evaluation process to promote professional growth and accountability. This is the section where all participants are invited to post comments (or links) and share forms or other instruments that you use for library staff evaluation.
Ann Dalton, San Francisco Unified School District

Expectations: Successful evaluation processes begin with clear expectations. Attached is an expectations document we have used in the San Francisco Unified School District for our elementary school librarians and their sites. Much of it deals with logistics of accounting for time, etc., when a person is at 2 or 3 sites, but we also include the attached "The Four Hats of the Library Media Teacher/Librarian" that gives examples of appropriate library activities under the headings of teacher, instructional partner, information Specialist, and program manager. Expectatns to Prin_Sept07a.doc
FourHats-Activitiesetal.doc

Evaluation Standards: The attached document from the San Francisco Unified School District, "Library Media Teacher Performance Evaluation," gives principals guidance when evaluating library media teachers/librarians. It list the four AASL standards and also references the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. In San Francisco schools, principals are very familiar with the teaching standards, so Rachelle Resnick, Program Administrator (library programs), correlated the AASL standards with the teaching standards. EvaluationScale-rev 10-22-07.doc


Recruitment

Getting and, of course, keeping highly qualified seemed to be an across the the board problem /concern. In the Richmond (VA) area, at least, it seems that if you are not able to get a cohort going in partnership with some local university, your chances of keeping all your positions filled are slim to none. And putting long-term subs or folks that are not highly qualified in place brings its own pressures and challenges that keep rearing up throughout the year. I was especially interested to note that the supervisor from Norfolk -- also in VA -- noted in her survey that their partnership with ODU was one of her success stories. I think we'd all be interested in knowing of other such partnerships and obstacles and challenges in getting them going and keeping them thriving.
And what other ways are working for other districts?
Phyllis Gardner, Richmond Public Schools


Library Media Supervisor Information, posted 3/26/08
The following responses provide current Library Media Supervisor job descriptions, the AASL Position Statement on the School Library Media Supervisor, and School Library Media Supervisor certification requirements by state. Many thanks to the respondents who work in urban school districts affiliated with the Council of Great City Schools.
Carol Heinsdorf, M.S.L.S.
School District of Philadelphia, PA


Library Media Supervisor Job Descriptions


Manager, Library Services
Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Library Services

Position Summary:

Under the direction of Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services, the Manager of Library Services coordinates all dimensions of the acquisition of printed and nonprint library media, including preview, evaluation, exhibition, and selection for over 260 schools. The manager is responsible for all staff support activities for librarians in 260 schools, including staff assessment/assistance, library skills, materials development, and in-service planning and implementation.

Immediate Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services

Illustrative Duties:

Facilitates means whereby the library media program, the needs of students, the district's goals and those of the Superintendent of Schools are supported throughout the library skills program.

Works closely with Human Resources, assistant superintendents, and principals in the assignment, support and assessment of librarians in schools.

Administers library services at the Doris Miller Center and the Professional Library and District Archives.

Supervises library specialists, librarians, and administrative support personnel assigned to the Doris Miller Center and the Professional Library and District Archives.

Serves as the building principal for the Doris Miller Center facility.

Supports planned curriculum revisions, innovations, and pilot programs through the library program.

Facilitates staff development activities associated with the program and for librarians.

Assists with the development of proposals for new programs as assigned.

Administers student contests and professional recognitions in support of library activities in schools and district wide.

Coordinates the evaluation, exhibition, processing, and acquisition of instructional library media materials for the district.

Develops in-service activities and monitoring systems to meet the needs of librarians and related library media center programs.

Facilitates expenditures for budget allotments for school libraries and manages the budget for the department.

Serves as liaison to the Texas Education Agency and the City of Houston in all matters pertaining to HISD's library services.

Represents the Superintendent of Schools as the ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Public Library.

Administers scheduling of the Doris Miller Center for use by all other HISD departments and entities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree, Ph.D. preferred, Texas Teaching Certificate, and Administrative Endorsement as currently outlined by the Texas Education Agency.
Excellent communication skills. Previous administrative experience in program development and support.
Knowledge and experience of computer technology applications especially in regard to school libraries.
Library Science Endorsement preferred.

Submitted by:
Jim Hundemer
Manager, Library Services
Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas



Supervisor of Library Media Operations
Wichita, Kansas Public Schools, 2006


JOB TITLE: Supervisor of Library Media Operations
DEPARTMENT: Library Media Services
ACCOUNTABILITY: Report to the Executive Director of the Department of Learning Services

JOB SUMMARY: Serve as the supervisor of personnel and activities for the day-to-day operation of the Library Media Services Department and provide the leadership for the delivery of exemplary library media services district-wide. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Department of Learning Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinate and supervise the work of Library Media Services personnel to assure those functions that are the responsibilities of the Library Media Services Department are completed in an efficient and effective manner. Successfully mediate and resolve personnel issues that arise in Library Media Services.
2. Monitor and supervise the administration of the district-wide SIRSI Library Automation System.
3. Supervise the processing and distribution of library materials ordered by and sent to Library Media Services by schools to assure the process is being completed efficiently and in a timely manner.
4. Collaborate with district and building administrators to provide an exemplary library program at every site.
5. Complete placement of and necessary paperwork for assigning all library media specialist positions. Communicate effectively with all personnel involved with placement and funding of library media specialists. Knowledge of State Board of Education compliance guidelines concerning allocation allotments and licensure requirements is necessary.
6. Serve as the district representative for the design and construction review of new and renovated library media centers. Act as advisor for selecting appropriate library furniture for school libraries. Coordinate assistance by Library Media Services Staff for moving library collections.
7. Research sources, formally request permissions for rights, and maintain records pertaining to copyright clearances for all types of print and nonprint media for district staff. Publish and communicate copyright guidelines to district staff.
8. Provide technical advice and expedite procedures for negotiating and obtaining video royalties and licensing agreements; specifications for purchasing equipment and supplies; and, negotiating contracts and routine business transactions with library material suppliers. Attend supplier bid and product concerns meetings with Purchasing Department personnel. Attend BOE Meetings when agenda item pertains to purchasing library materials.
9. Organize, plan and lead meetings with Library Media Services staff for solving departmental issues, planning department meetings, school library media staff meetings, in-service training, and other events. Also, serve as a member of other district committees.
10. Serve as a member of the School Service Center Building Directors Team representing Library Media Services as the leader of the department.
11. Serve on the Professional Board of Review to determine the disposition of challenged materials.
12. Establish and coordinate video preview committee for recommending new videos to be ordered and added to the district’s video library. Establish guidelines, compile evaluations, prioritize recommendations for purchase, return previewed materials to suppliers, etc.
13. Maintain and update district video library by removing videos that meet discard guidelines.
14. Assist with scheduling, shipping and receiving returned videotapes ordered by customers from the district video library.
15. Revise, review and implement BOE Policies pertaining to Library Media Services.
16. Search for grant opportunities for Library Media Services and school library media staff. Complete applications and follow the guidelines and maintain records necessary to successfully fulfill the grant requirements.
17. Serve on interviewing committees for classified and certificated personnel. Assist with committee member selection, developing interview questions, scheduling interviews, etc.
18. Provide and attend professional growth training opportunities for Library Media Staff.
19. Maintain membership in national, state and local professional library organizations. Represent USD 259 and participate on committees and serve on boards of these organizations.
20. Prepare, duplicate and distribute materials for department meetings, school library media staff monthly meetings, in-service training sessions, etc. Attend school library media staff monthly meetings to distribute materials and participate as a presenter of pertinent information. Assist instructor(s) at in-service sessions.
21. Track inventory of excess library furniture and assign to school libraries as requested.
22. Coordinate, prepare and maintain forms, records and reports for department budgetary planning, routine business transactions, grants, royalty obligations, equipment inventory, policies and personnel issues. Prepare BOE Agenda Items as needed.
23. Prepare and maintain all payroll and personnel forms, records, and reports for department employees based at the School Service Center and the Library Resource Center.
24. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of the Department of Learning Services.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possess the ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must have excellent teaming skills.
Understanding of library processes.
Excellent organizational skills.
Adequate knowledge of computers and software applications,
10-key and other office equipment.
Acceptable score on district aptitude test.

INTER-RELATIONS:
Contact with all levels of personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
Ability to work with diverse populations.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Occasional overtime required, attendance at required meetings and in-services.
Occasional in-district and out of district travel is required.

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES:
Exhibit a professional manner to all staff, customers, suppliers and others. Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and be detail and quality oriented.
Ability to perform as an effective team leader, managing employees, budgets and projects.
Regular attendance is very important.

Submitted by:
Janet Fowler
Supervisor of Library Media Operations
Library Media Services
jfowler@usd259.net



Instructional Supervisor for Library Media
Prince George's County, Maryland, 2004


Description:
The Supervisor of Library Media Services is responsible for coordinating
school and school system library/media programs to ensure that they are
effective components of the instructional program.
The Supervisor coordinates the review and evaluation of library materials
and assists with review of classroom instructional materials, as well as
evaluates and implements library media and technology programs.
The Supervisor provides liaison services between school library media center programs, the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and the Maryland State Department of Education.

Submitted by:
Shari Blohm, NBCT, Supervisor
Office of Library Media Services
sblohm@pgcps.org




Position Title: Libraries and Information Services
Supervisor’s Title: Chief Instruction Officer
Chicago, Illinois Public Schools, 2005


Position Description:
Direct activities of six area library coordinators, professional librarian and staff supporting library operations and the delivery of library services for 600 schools.
Evaluate libraries and advocate for funds to upgrade librarian skills and print and electronic collections system-wide.
Coordinate school library services with federal and state educational initiatives such as No Child Left Behind and Illinois State Board of Education library media specialist certification and endorsement procedures. Oversee federal, state and private grant opportunities and budget matters. Provide professional development for school library media specialists, often in conjunction with Chicago Public Library, Metropolitan Library System, Illinois State Library, local universities and other entities.
Participate in and coordinate with citywide initiatives including One Book, One Chicago and Mayor Daley Book Club programs; CPS/CPL Fall Library Card Campaign; and CPL Summer Reading Program.

Key Responsibilities:
Advocate for strong library programs with principals, AIOs and other high-level administrators emphasizing the proven impact on student achievement
Oversee professional development opportunities for teacher-librarians in 600 schools, many without formal training in library science
Oversee use of federal and state grant funds to expand resources available to students and staff in schools, including matching grant program, which benefits 200+ schools annually, and selection and purchase of electronic library databases for reading and research resources
Advocate to improve technology in school libraries, including implementation of a district-wide, centrally maintained library automation system
Oversee planning, purchasing, and set-up for new and renovated school libraries
Coordinate library planning and activities with other CPS departments, such as the Office of Literacy, OTS and eLearning, After School Programs, etc.

Position Scope: The following question will be used to determine the appropriate level within the CPS organizational structure.
Who does this position report to
What type of impact does this person have on policy and procedures?
What type of budgetary responsibility does this position have?
Budget authority- what is the approximate size of budget? Approximately 2.75 million, including grant funds.
What type of supervisory responsibility does this position have?
Hire Fire authority- how many employees?
What is the complexity of the work that this position is required to perform?
How is this position supervised?
Is there any other information needed in order to determine position scope?
Education and Experience:
Education Required: Masters in Library Science
Experience Required: Minimum 5 years in urban school library; supervisory/administrative experience
Certificates or Licenses Required:

Submitted By:
Paul K. Whitsitt
Chief Instruction Officer
Libraries and Information Services
Chicago Public Schools
pkwhitsitt@cps.k12.il.us



Librarian, Professional Library/Library Automated System Manager
Portland, Oregon Public Schools, 2004


Position summary:
Responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Professional Library. Assists members of the teaching, administrative and support staff in reader’s advisory and reference service utilizing a variety of print and electronic tools.
Includes management of the District automated library systems

Duties/responsibilities:

1. Provides library information services to all District personnel.
a. Works with automated circulation and cataloging system.
b. Provides traditional and technological access to library materials and resources for all users of the library.
c. Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to users seeking educational and instructional resources.
d. Provides access to educational resources through the use of technology and national network sources.
e. Manages the District automation library systems.

2. Provides appropriate professional resources to support activities of the library.
a. Participates with region and statewide resources in identifying needs for professional materials and in the selection of appropriate resources to meet these needs.
b. Develops coordination with agencies supporting the library in the selection of materials
c. Works with assisting staff to maintain a high standard of personal and professional service to all users in a welcoming, relaxed, but working atmosphere in the Professional Library at all times.

3. Develops and maintains a collection of print materials which supports state, regional and school district’s goals of educational research.
a. Maintains a sensitivity to newly developing trends in education so that Professional Library acquisitions reflect current concerns in education.
b. Is responsible for the selection, evaluation and acquisition of suitable resources for the Professional Library.
c. Reviews professional journals and other literature for current educational trends, resources and publications.
d. Conducts weeding and inventory of collection as needed.

4. Responsible for instruction in the use of the resources of the Professional Library.
a. Provides information about the Professional Library services and resources to patrons via written communications, workshops, school visitations, display and participation in District programs.
b. Provides formal and informal orientation/instruction for users of the Professional Library via workshops, meetings and individual assistance.

Minimum qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Education with a major in Educational Media or equivalent.
2. Library experience at school building or higher education levels or in a special library is desirable.
3. Background and knowledge in computer technology, library automated cataloging and utilization of a variety of technology information resources and bibliographic utilities.

Submitted by:
Edith Fuller
Professional Library, Portland Public Schools



Supervisor of Library Services
Omaha, Nebraska Public Schools


The Supervisor of Library Services has the responsibility for district wide coordination, articulation, and improvement of instruction in library media, K-12. This individual will work with building principals, department heads, and school library media specialists to insure continuous improvement in the area of library media.

Other responsibilities include:
Facilities planning and renovation
Staff development
Coordinating and processing of materials
Coordination of review and curriculum committees

The Supervisor also maintains and updates the centralized automation system.

Submitted by:
Gail Formanack
Supervisor of Library Services
Omaha Public Schools
gail.formanack@ops.org


Manager - Library/Media Support
School District of Palm Beach, FL


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's degree with certification in educational media.

2. Successful experience as a school media center specialist with
knowledge of K-12 programs.

3. Successful experience in media management with experience in
cataloging and processing materials.

4. Demonstrated experience in computer scheduling, quality control,
maintenance of a Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) database and
maintenance of logs for transfer of MARC bibliographic records.

5. Extensive training in data processing principles for bibliographic
records.

6. Ability to formulate and monitor budgets.

7. Demonstrated leadership ability.

8. Demonstrated ability in planning and organization.

9. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:
1. Supervises and provides professional direction and assistance in the
operation of media programs, including the acquisition and processing of
media materials, for school media centers.

2. Supervises personnel assigned in central acquisitions and processing
for the cataloging of all District purchased media materials for school
media centers.

3. Plans, implements and maintains District automated media management
system.

4. Oversees operation of MARC data bibliographic processing.

5. Provides technical assistance and in-service education to school media
personnel.

6. Assists the department director in budget development and personnel
evaluation.

7. Prepares annual statistical reports and budget recommendations.

8. Implements programs, policies and procedures in accordance with
School Board priorities.

9. Conducts oneself in the best interest of students, in accordance with
the highest traditions of public education and in support of the
District's Mission Statement.

10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

New: 05/98
Replaces: Specialist, Library/Media Support
Bargaining Unit: S
Salary Level: 4
Responsible To: Director

Submitted by:
Janeen Pelser
Manager, K-12 Instructional Materials and Library
School District of Palm Beach



AASL Position Statement on the School Library Media Supervisor
http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/positionstatements/aaslpositionstatementschool.cfm viewed 1/21/08

Today's schools demand the presence of quality library media programs in order to meet the needs of students in gaining the competencies needed to manage the vast amount of knowledge in our rapidly changing, technologically oriented world. Superior instruction requires the use of multiple instructional resources in the educational process. To satisfy these needs, the quality school library media program is led by a library media supervisor and staffed by qualified library media professionals and competent library media support personnel. The responsibilities of a supervisor encompass many areas but can be classified as those of administrator, communicator, teacher, facilitator and leader.

ADMINISTRATOR: The library media supervisor directs and administers the library media program based on a plan of action that is based on the district's mission statement, goals, and objectives. The supervisor is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations for the improvement of the library media program, developing and administering the budget, and administering district policies and procedures. Additional responsibilities include administering policies regarding materials selection, the handling of challenged materials and copyright issues. Personnel responsibilities include selection, supervision and evaluation of the district media office staff, and, along with principals, selection and evaluation of building library media staff. Closely related activities are the development of job descriptions and the recruitment of school library media personnel. In a consulting capacity, the supervisor is actively involved in specifications for remodeling or new construction of library media centers.

COMMUNICATOR: The supervisor must know and be able to explain the district's goals and objectives, administrative and educational policies, and philosophy. The supervisor conveys information to library media specialists, teachers, administrators, parents, and students through the development of newsletters, manuals, handbooks, presentations, and bulletins. Reports and studies pertaining to library media are provided as needed to the district, the state, or other agencies. The interpretation and promotion of library media programs are important functions of the supervisor. Serving as a spokesperson for school library media programs, the supervisor represents the district in government, private agencies, and professional organizations. The supervisor provides information on educational studies, research, standards, legislation, and growth opportunities to library media staff, administrators, and other teachers.

TEACHER: The supervisor serves as a teacher in developing and coordinating an integrated program of library/information skills instruction, and as a resource person to administrators, teachers, library media specialists, and students. The supervisor provides staff development in the use of instructional resources and technology innovations for school district personnel.

FACILITATOR: The supervisor coordinates the operation of a district-wide library media program that encompasses all aspects of instructional resources. The major goal is to provide access to information through a variety of sources at each building and throughout the district. The supervisor serves as a member of curriculum development teams, and as a planner and implementer of the K-12 instructional program.

LEADER: The supervisor is alert to new ideas, keeps abreast of innovative teaching methods, and applies research principles to the development and advancement of library media programs. The supervisor assesses needs and develops long-range plans for the district and building level library media programs. The supervisor gives direction to the district in implementing the objectives of the school library media program.



School Library Media Supervisor Certification Requirements by State


CALIFORNIA
District and/or County Library Media Supervisors in California are to possess a California teaching credential and a California Teacher- Librarian service credential. In addition, some districts require an administrative credential and/or a master’s degree.

SDUSD requires an administrative credential, plus the teaching and teacher-librarian credential.

Submitted by:
Dr. Darlene Bates
San Diego Unified School District
Instructional Media Services
Program Manager


COLORADO
One needs a teaching license. Many have library media endorsements while others are district administrators who have added library to their scope of work.

Submitted by:
Jody Gehrig
Director of Libraries
Denver Public Schools


FLORIDA
Master's degree (any field) Ed Leadership Certification

Submitted by:
George Perreault
Library Media Supervisor Orange County Public Schools

We have 67 districts in Florida and they all have the option to write their own job description for Library Media Supervisor.

Submitted by:
Nancy Teger
Program Specialist, Library Media Services
Florida Department of Education


GEORGIA
In GA no cert is "required" However, we do have a Director of Media Centers Leadership Endorsement to existing certificates. You can get additional information from

http://www.gapsc.com/TeacherCertification/Documents/Cert_Rules_12_03/505-2-.351.pdf

http://www.gapsc.com/TeacherCertification/Endorsements.asp

Submitted by:
Warren Goetzel
Media Coordinator
Media Services/IT
Atlanta Public Schools


LOUISIANA
Louisiana does not have this definition

Submitted by:
Cathy Seal
Director of Library Services/Instructional Technology
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools


NEBRASKA
In Nebraska, a supervisor must have a Nebraska administrative endorsement. I don't believe that there is any rule in place that says that a supervisor must have a degree in the library media field, however I believe that would be what most districts are looking for. Due to the small number of large school districts, there are only 3 full-time library media supervisors in the whole state.

Submitted by:
Gail Formanack
Supervisor of Library Services
Omaha Public Schools


NEW YORK STATE
1. Valid MLS with Library Media Certification
2. Minimum of 3 years as a library media specialist
3. Valid SDA (School District Administration) - now called SDL
(School District Leadership) certificate

Submitted by:
Linda Cruttenden
School Library System Director


OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma does not have state requirements for the position of school library media ADMINISTRATOR/SUPERVISOR of a district/region/city/system/etc.

Submitted by:
Kathleen Lienke
Director of Library Media Programs
Oklahoma City Public Schools


TENNESSEE
The Coordinator of Library Media Services for Metro Nashville Public
Schools (MNPS), Nashville, Tennessee reports to the Director of
Instructional Technology under the Information Technology Division.

This position's requirements are determined by the district not by the state.

Requirements are:
Must have Tennessee teaching license and state certification in library
science
Masters degree: M.Ed. with emphasis in library information science or
MLIS
At least 10 years experience as a library information specialist in the
schools.

When there was a Director of Library Services, 8 years ago, the
additional requirement by the district was: Administrative endorsement

Submitted by:
Susan P. Whitworth, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Library Media Services
Metro-Nashville Public Schools


UTAH
Supervisory of Instructional Technology / Library Media requires a teaching degree, Library Media Endorsement and a Masters Degree with the Administrative Certificate.

Submitted by:
Julie Atwood
Supervisor Instructional Technology / Library Media
Salt Lake City School District






Facilitators

Participant Facilitator: Paul Whitsitt, Chicago, IL
Wiki Facilitator: David Schroeter, Thomson Gale

Group Members

Ann Dalton, San Francisco, CA
Janet Fowler, Wichita, KS
Phyllis Gardner, Richmond, VA
Sheila Grap, Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth Polk, Austin, TX
Simone Primus, Broward County, FL
David Schroeter, Thomson Gale
Paul Whitsitt, Chicago, IL

Action Steps

Person Responsible