Normal school hours
June 15 or until position is filled
Akron, Ohio
Job Type: 
Full Time


Akron Public Schools



  • Valid state of Ohio Media Specialist licensure
  • Use of technology in professional development and library program;
  • Use of information literacy in work, professional development and teaching and learning;
  • Evidence of integration of web 2.0 tools in work, in staff professional development and in teaching and learning; 
  • Use data to make decisions regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment;
  • Be flexible and self-directed;
  • Work with students in a non-traditional academic program, using authentic instruction, e.g., problem-based learning, project-based learning, inquiry, etc.


  • Masters’ Degree in Library Science or a  related Masters’ Degree;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of successful experience as a teacher and/or librarian;
  • Design and implement staff professional development;
  • Experience with various social, cultural, economic student populations;
  • Experience in an urban setting;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with administrators, staff, parents, students and community;
  • Willingness and ability to plan and develop new educational initiatives;
  • Commitment to use best practices and research-based curriculum, instruction and assessment.




  • Collaborates with students and other members of the learning community to analyze learning and information needs, to locate and use resources that will meet those needs, and to understand and communicate the information the resources provide;
  • Knowledgeable about current research on teaching and learning and skilled in applying its findings to a variety of situations;
  • Instructs students to access, evaluate, and use information from multiple sources in order to learn, to think, and to create and apply new knowledge;
  • Curricular leader and a full participant on the instructional team;
  • Updates personal skills and knowledge in order to work effectively with teachers, administrators, and other staff;
  • Works with teachers, administrators and other staff to expand their general understanding of information issues and to provide them with specific opportunities to develop sophisticated skills in information literacy, including the uses of information technology;
  • Serve as a student advisor in the student advisory program;
  • Works with teachers and others to identify links across student information needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and a wide variety of print, non-print, and electronic information resources;
  • Working with the entire school community, the library media specialist takes a leading role in developing policies, practices, and curricula that guide students to develop the full range of information and communication abilities;
  • Committed to the process of collaboration, the library media specialist works closely with individual teachers in the critical areas of designing authentic learning tasks and assessments and integrating the information and communication abilities required to meet subject matter standards;
  • Provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources in all formats;
  • Provides leadership and expertise in bringing an awareness of information issues into collaborative relationships with teachers, administrators, students, and others;
  • Provides leadership in modeling for students and others strategies for locating, accessing, and evaluating information within and beyond the library media center;
  • Masters sophisticated electronic resources and maintains a constant focus on the nature, quality, and ethical use of information available in these electronic resources and in more traditional tools;
  • Collaborates with members of the learning community to define the policies of the library media program and to guide and direct all activities related to it;
  • Advocates for the library media program and provides the knowledge, vision, and leadership to steer it creatively and energetically in the 21st century;
  • Proficient in the management of staff, budgets, equipment, and facilities, the library media specialist plans, executes, and evaluates the program to ensure its quality both at a general level and on a day-to-day basis;
  • This position reports to and is supervised by the Building Principal.

Contact Information: 

Application must be made electronically through upload a letter of interest, resume, and a copy of the appropriate certification, in addition to completing the online application.  The Superintendent reserves the right to either keep the position open until suitable applicants are found or to cancel and repost the position with such changes as may be deemed appropriate.  For further information, please contact Megan Mannion, Library/Media Learning Specialist, 330-761-3045, or Human Resources, 330-761-2946.

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