Media Specialist

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Bloomfield Hills Schools
Position Details: 


Media Specialist – Way Elementary School

2018-2019 School Year

Applications are being accepted for Media Specialist. This is a Bloomfield Hills Education Association (“BHEA”) bargaining unit position

Responsible to:  Building Principal


  • Must possess a valid Michigan teacher certificate with ZG endorsement,  ND endorsement preferred
  • Maintain lesson plans and design appropriate instruction covering the tech standards and areas of Informational Literacy and Digital Citizenship
  • Promote technology usage within the building
  • Collaborate with teachers in the design of instructional units and lessons
  • Establish goals for the library/media program at the elementary appropriate to the setting and students served
  • Coordinate media practices/protocols and resources
  • Create an engaging atmosphere that actively celebrates knowledge sharing, collaboration, exploration, and access to physical and intellectual resources
  • Maintain and extend the library collection (printed and online resources) in accordance with the needs of the schools at the elementary level and within budget guidelines
  • Actively align and manage library collection to support current learning needs of staff and students


It is the basic objective of Media Specialist to provide accessible tools for students and staff to direct, enhance, and support the learning process. Knowledge of upper elementary and middle school curricular areas is essential in order to serve the interdisciplinary needs of the learning community.
Role and Responsibilities

  • Work and maintain a flexible and collaborative media center environment for students, families, teachers, and staff
  • Teach and/or facilitate the development of media literacy skills to students and staff (including dedicated media time particularly at the upper elementary level)
  • Maintain the virtual and print collections of the media center
  • Support curriculum management (including but not limited to Moodle and/or the equivalent)
  • Support the development of global competency and other inclusion and equity resources within the school community
  • Create exciting literacy programming (including but not limited to author visits, partnerships with community libraries, and school wide book fairs)
  • Act as the liaison with IT for all hardware and software technology needs at the middle level (including but not limited to Promethean Boards, iPads and Applications, Google Suites and Chromebooks, computer labs, and other technology tools and resources)
  • Supervise paraprofessional media center tech support at each middle school building
  • Building resource leader for copyright, fair-use, and information ethics

Other Important Skill Sets for a Media Specialist

  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with students, staff, and parents
  • Ability to organize, catalogue, display, distribute and produce instructional materials
  • Ability to select and provide access to a wide variety of materials which meet the needs of various learning situations
  • Knowledge and ability to teach information and technology literacy needed for independent learning
  • Ability to provide an environment conducive to quick accessibility, good study habits, and development of proficient media users
  • Knowledge of civil rights relating to free access to materials and copyright laws
  • Ability to be flexible in order to accommodate teachers, students, parents/guardians, and community members
  • Knowledge and ability to work with technology and assist integration in the classroom

COMPENSATION BENEFITS:  Pursuant to the BHEA bargaining unit agreement.

STARTING DATE:  August 27, 2018*

*  New Staff Orientation: August 23 & 24, 2018 – Attendance Required

METHOD OF APPLICATION:  All applicants, who want to be considered for this position, must submit an application at:

It is the policy of the Bloomfield Hills Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws,  in its programs, services, activities, or employment practices.  Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Section 504 Coordinator:  Director of Special Education, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, (248) 341-5415.  Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Labor Relations, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, (248) 341-5425.

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