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2023-2024 Librarian

Company: Del Valle Independent School District
Location: Del Valle
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Primary Purpose:

Provide visionary leadership in learning resources and instructional support to work with students, faculties, families and communities. Provide all students and faculty with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth, promote literacy and technology integration into the teaching and learning process. Provide services and resources that allow students opportunities to develop skills in locating, evaluating, synthesizing and using information to solve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:


Valid Texas librarian certification or be actively enrolled in an accredited university program with a minimum of six (6) completed hours

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50) paid by employee.

Bililngual preferred

Required Experience:

Three (3) years teaching experience


Knowledge of current library practices

Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills

Competence in use of current library technology

Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and learning

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)


The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community.

  • Rule -247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule -247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators
    Organization Management

    The librarian manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following:
    • Processes and arranges resources according to standard library practices.
    • Creates and maintains a balanced collection of information resources by using standard selection tools, consultation with students and faculty, as well as collection and curriculum analysis.
    • Manages the use, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of library media center resources and equipment.
    • Coordinates the acquisition and use of instructional materials from outside sources, such as Education Service Center, instructional television, and other schools.
    • Provides fair and equitable access to library facilities and resources through appropriate scheduling.
    • Develops and administers library budget according to priorities of the instructional program, established guidelines and district business practices.
    • Maintains systematic records and data as well as compile periodic reports to facilitate program evaluation.
    • Acquires, organizes, and manages information for use in a creative and exemplary library program.
    • Advocates access to resources and information during and beyond the instructional day and school year.
    • Creates a library environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Coordinates and manages all activities pertaining to the library such as author visits, book fairs, or specific literacy programming, etc.
    • Works collaboratively with district administration and other librarians in the district to ensure an aligned K-12 library program through attendance and participation in library meetings.
    • Performs ongoing collection development and withdrawal of library materials in accordance with DVISD policies.
    • Manages the acquisition, processing, organization, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of all campus library resources.
    • Conducts annual library inventory; compile and submit annual data for campus library report to campus principal.
      Instructional Management

      The librarian promotes improvement of instruction through activities such as the following:
      • Promotes the integration of curriculum, resources, and teaching strategies, particularly as it relates to the integration of information literacy, inquiry, technology and the TEKS.
      • Plan, teach, and evaluate instruction in information skills.
      • Works with teachers to incorporate information skill instruction into the school's curriculum.
      • Provides teachers with assistance in selecting, locating, and using information resources and instructional materials.
      • Provides leadership, instruction, and consulting assistance in the use of instructional and information technology.
      • Participates in curriculum development and assessment on a regular basis.
      • Coordinates campus level reading promotion programs and activities.
      • Collaborates with teachers to integrate information problem-solving skills into subject areas and team teach as appropriate.
        Student Growth and Development

        The librarian fosters student growth and development through activities such as the following:
        • Supports and provides guidance in the DVISD Responsible Use guidelines for media use.
        • Provides learning opportunities for users on the availability of library resources and Fair Use/Copyright information as needed.
        • Provides individual assistance to students in identifying, selecting, and interpreting information.
        • Promotes appreciation and understanding of literature and reading.
        • Creates an environment that is conducive to the learning needs of individuals and groups.
          Communication and Community Relations

          The librarian promotes a positive tone for school or community relations through activities such as the following:
          • Collaborates with families and community members.
          • Responds to diverse community interests and needs.
          • Fosters the use of community resources and collaboration.
          • Communicates effectively with colleagues, students, parents, and supervisors maintaining a positive and helpful relationship.
            Professional Growth and Development

            The librarian participates in professional growth and development through activities such as the following:
            • Participates in national and state level organizations to stay abreast of latest research and best practices.
            • Attends professional development opportunities related to designated subject area.
            • Reads, synthesizes, and disseminates research and information related to best practices from books, journals, listservs, websites, and other media formats.
            • Participates in staff development, meetings, and other activities to improve job-related skills.
            • Ability to develop and deliver campus training/staff development sessions.
              Qualities of Effective Librarians

              The librarian exhibits qualities such as the following:
              • Interacts with students in a consistent, fair, and positive manner.
              • Keeps informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for libraries and librarians.
              • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform principal of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.
              • Complies with the standards of conduct set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, and standards.
              • Performs any other duties as assigned by the administration.
                Supervisory Responsibilities:
                • Supervises assigned paraprofessionals, student assistants, and volunteer(s).

                  Computer, computer software programs and peripherals, teacher resource materials and equipment, audiovisual equipment, printer, copier, fax and other equipment applicable to the position.

                  Working Conditions:

                  Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
                  • Maintains emotional control under stress.
                  • Works with frequent interruptions.
                  • Works irregular hour and extended work hours to include holidays and weekends.
                  • Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
                  • Occasional light lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment.
                  • May be required under specific circumstances to provide physical restraint of students in danger of causing harm to themselves or others.
                  • Occasional district wide and statewide travel.
                  • Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motion.
                  • Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination vibration.
                  • Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, etc.), work outside, work around moving objects or vehicles, work on uneven surfaces.
                    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Keywords: Del Valle Independent School District, Austin , 2023-2024 Librarian, Other , Del Valle, Texas

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