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Bismarck Public schools is accepting applications for an Elementary Library Media Specialist. Exact school placement is to be determined.


New Teacher Orientation will be held August 6, 7, 13 and 14th.


Additional information on the BPS benefit package is posted on the District website:


A teaching contract is 187 days.


External candidates are allowed to bring in up to 15 years of contracted K – 12 teaching experience.


1. LMO2 (Library Media Specialist) credential
2. Valid ND teaching certificate based on a bachelor’s degree with elementary, middle level, or secondary education.
3. Experience in automated library systems, current educational strategies and technologies, and administration of personnel.
4. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.


Salary Classification: Teacher salary schedule


Reports To: Building principal


Job Goal:
To coordinate library services provided by the school(s) based on a district library plan; to collaborate with classroom teachers across the curriculum in the integration of library/technology. May serve in more than one building.


Performance Responsibilities:
1. Implement library/technology programs in assigned building(s) based on district plans.
2. Promote information literacy, reading development, and literature appreciation for students.
3. Supervise operation and maintenance of library in assigned school(s) including supervision and mentoring of library sta?, administering budgets and policies, and resource sharing among other libraries.
4. Work with educators to design and teach curriculum.
5. Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and
emotional development of children.
6. Communicate, collaborate, and cooperate with supervisors, colleagues, students, and community in an appropriate manner.
7. Prioritize library activities in a manner that best serves the needs of students and sta?.
8. Stress curriculum integration, student achievement, and equity of access to resources and
information technology tools for all students and sta?.
9. Manage all cataloging procedures based on district plans.
10. Keep current on library technology services that bene?t sta? and students.
11. Coordinate instruction for students and sta? on new information technology and associated district policies.
12. Perform other duties as assigned. Performance responsibilities and duties may change at any
time depending on the needs of the district.


Terms of Employment: School year contract determined by negotiated agreement.


Evaluation: All jobs will be evaluated on a formal basis at least once per calendar year. Additional evaluation may be required at the discretion of the supervisor.

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