2023-2024 Librarian & Media Specialist


Website Bishop Lynch High School

Librarian & Media Specialist
Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position start date: July 2023

Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world.

The Librarian and Media Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling their destiny to become saints” (Miller 20).

Bishop Lynch High School is looking for a successful candidate that will embrace the mission of Bishop Lynch High School by supporting students, faculty, and staff using highly effective learning and research methods and all available resources. The Librarian & Media Specialist reports to the Assistant Principal for Academics.

• Effectively implements all library standards of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department
• Administers the annual budget for media materials and services based on school goals, coordinates requisitions for such media materials, equipment and services and maintains an accurate record of expenditures.
• Promotes good public relations with friendly, competent, and professional library service to all students, faculty, and staff.
• Maintains the building collection of materials and equipment in good condition through inventory, weeding, repairing, and utilizing recognized techniques for collection development.
• Coordinates procedures for selection/deselection of media materials according to guidelines and provides for arranging and circulation of these materials and equipment for effective utilization in the instructional program.
• Inventories materials and equipment on a routine basis.
• Performs reliably and dependably with a good record of attendance, punctuality, flexibility, and time management.
• Participates in professional organizations and activities relative to both education and librarianship.
• Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all faculty and staff.
• Develops a culture and climate that will encourage students and teachers to take full advantage of the media center and its resources.
• Works as a member of committees and instructional groups as necessary.
• Keeps the Assistant Principal for Academics informed of media center programs, policies, and activities within his/her area of responsibility through conferences and periodic evaluations of the media center programs, materials, and equipment.
• Serves as a resource specialist for teachers and students.
• Develops a flexible schedule that allows for the many functions of the library media center, maximizing use by students and teachers.
• Maintains the physical condition of the library media center, its materials and equipment.
• Selects print and non-print materials that reflect the mission of the school and meet the needs of all subject area disciplines and leisure reading.
• Uses professionally approved selection tools when selecting print and non-print resources.
• Utilizes educator/student input when selecting print and non-print resources.
• Organizes and arranges library media center resources for ready access, maintaining a current, balanced and appropriate collection.
• Provides an efficient system of circulation for print and non-print media and equipment.
• Maintains accurate inventories of all media and equipment.
• Serves as school historian; collects, organizes and preserves significant documents and artifacts relating to the history of the Bishop Lynch community.
• Takes initiative with new projects, maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates a spirit of flexibility to adapt effectively to 21st century learning requirements.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Master’s degree in Library Science.
• Knowledge of teaching and learning theories, psychology of learning and development, instructional development, curriculum development, learning needs of special populations, research as applied to educational practices, and the use of educational media and library service.
• Proficiency in the following areas of library management:
o Collection development
o Organization of collections
o Information services and resources
o School library media center administration
o Instructional design and library media production
o Literature for young adults
• Ability to assume supervisory responsibility for the school library’s operations.
• Proficiency in implementing effective library and media center practices in a 21st century learning environment.
• Commitment to being a supportive, respectful, and energetic colleague.
• Must possess clear communication skills, strong work ethic, and excellent organizational skills.

Qualified candidates should email resume to resume@bishoplynch.org.