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Media Clerk - Media - School
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Job Description

License and Certification Qualifications: Parapro Educator certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) required.

Education Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and passed the Praxis Parapro Assessment (prior to March 1, 2007) or the GACE Parapro Assessment required. In lieu of assessments, 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from a Professional Standards Commission (PSC) approved college or university are required.

Experience Qualifications: Experience working with basic computers and technology required. Experience with general productivity software such as a word processor preferred. Previous experience working with children and adults preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of child development; strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational and clerical skills; working knowledge of office and media equipment; willingness to learn new technologies; ability to operate computers and Windows applications; and ability to work and communicate with students, staff, and the community.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide support to the local school media center under the supervision of the Media Specialist(s) to ensure a quality media program which provides media resources, facilities, and services to all areas of the instructional program.

1. Provide instructionalsupport to the local school media center.

a. Assist patrons with media center activities andtechnologies.

b. Identify and gather appropriate media center resourcesas needed.

c. Work with Media Specialist(s) to train and supervise volunteersand student assistants.

d. Follow policies and procedures in the supervision of students.

e. Assist Media Specialist(s) with special events.

f. Maintain familiarity of the media center collection.

g. Maintain an environment of respect and collaboration whereall staff members work toward the common goal of student learning.

h. Work with Media Specialist(s) to implement safe, legal,and ethical use of information.

i. Encourage the use of multiple formats for readingand research.

2. Support a professional learning and growth environment.

a. Maintain electronic records in the online catalog.

b. Assist with the operation of the online media catalog.

c. Shelve and maintain correct order of materials.

d. Assist Media Specialist(s) with the inventory ofthe media center collection and equipment.

e. Assist Media Specialist(s) with the operation andmaintenance of instructional equipment.

f. Repair media center materials as directed.

g. Create and submit electronic repair/maintenancerequests for media equipment.

h. Manage inter-library loans.

i. Order, receive, and process media center materials.

j. Maintain routine record keeping as directed.

k. Ensure the media center is organized and orderlyfor optimal accessibility of resources.

l. Prepare media center correspondence and communications.

m. Assist Media Specialist(s) in scheduling the use of mediacenter, equipment, and resources.

n. Assist Media Specialist(s) in collecting media centerdata and reports.

3. Participate in professional learning opportunities.

a. Attend local and district professional learningopportunities as instructed.

b. Assist Media Specialist(s) in providing professionallearning opportunities for faculty and staff in a classroom setting orone-on-one setting.

4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Gwinnett County Public Schools

The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute is designed to train community residents to be more informed, involved and active community leaders. GNLI 's goal is to select program participants that represent the diversity of Gwinnett County in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, geography, economics and occupation. Program acceptance is based on a sincere desire and commitment in serving the community. Graduates are expected to use their increased knowledge and skills to identify and address community issues. Diversity is pivotal to the success of GNLI. Participants range in age from 18 to over 80. Some students are lifelong residents of the county, while others are newcomers. Class make-up represents the population and diversity in Gwinnett. Students are located demographically countywide. Student occupations include corporate executives, stay-at-home moms to retirees. They work and volunteer within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The sessions are offered one Saturday a month to accommodate ones occupational responsibilities. Volunteer Efforts: Students and alumni approach community service from a wide variety of interests. They are involved with local churches, little leagues, schools, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, scout troops, senior centers, and homeowners associations. They are members of local and county boards, committees and task forces throughout the community and serve as part of the decision-making processes in the county. Time and expertise are given to organizations like: Teen Programs, Gwinnett Safe Kids, NAACP, 100 Black Men, National Council of Negro Women, Latin American Association, Hispanic Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity, League of Women Voters, Junior League, Kiwanis Club, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation, DFCS, Gwinnett Humane Society, AID Gwinnett, Leukemia Society, Easter Seals, local food pantry cooperatives, Family Resource Centers, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), juvenile courts and many more. Why Participate in GNLI?: The range of interests among students and alumni reflect the concerns of community residents as a whole. Among them are: Addressing growth development and zoning issues, helping our youth succeed in school and find meaningful and wholesome activities after school; preventing violence and crime; environmental, removing transportation barriers for seniors, youth, low-income parents and workers; building cross-cultural understanding; bridging the gap between citizens and their government; providing opportunities for seniors and youth to take an active and involved role in their communities.