1.1 School Library Media Coordinators lead in the school library media center and media program to support student success.
I serve as the chair of our school Media Advisory Committee which operates within the School Improvement Team. The Media Advisory Committee is charged with approving all library resource purchases as well as all instructional resources to be used in the classroom. As the committee chair, it is my responsibility to educate the other members on the appropriateness of requested materials for our school and student population.
1.2 School Library Media Coordinators lead in their schools.
iPads- I manage the 32 student use iPads at our school. 22 are for general classroom use and 10 are for career classes. I keep the iPad software and apps up to date. I am constantly on the lookout for apps that will be useful in teaching and reinforcing the curriculum.
Google Tools- Brunswick County Schools has recently moved to the Google platform for communication and curriculum support. I provide on one one instruction for teachers and students in using Google Classroom and other Google tools for their information management needs.
Outside of the MAC, but still within the SIT, it is my responsibility to communicate the necessity of the school library and how the programs of the library impact the overall school environment.
Our high school School Library Media Coordinators in Brunswick County have created a professional learning community where we can come together once a month to discuss issues related to our high schools and our development as professionals. This allows us to have a learning time specific to the concerns that we face in high schools and is separate from the common professional learning we share with all of the county Media Coordinators.
I also participate as a member of the middle school professional learning community at Brunswick County Academy. We focus on sharing ideas and making changes in our classrooms. In our PLC we are able to focus on the concerns related to our middle school students and classrooms separate from our school wide professional development.
1.3 School Library Media Coordinators advocate for effective media programs.
The library calendar and iPad request form aid teachers in scheduling the access and materials they need for their class instruction.
1.4 School Library Media Coordinators demonstrate high ethical standards.