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Long Term Substitute - Library Media Specialist at Orange Unified School District

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About the Employer

About Us The Orange Unified School District serves approximately 28,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12th, and encompasses all or part of the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Villa Park. In 1953, the citizens of the area voted to form a “unified” school district, combining the original five elementary districts with the high school district into one unified district, now known as the Orange Unified School District. The District has a long history of excellence that continues to grow and be enriched by the accomplishments of its students, teachers, staff and community. VISION - Our Commitment Inspiring our learners of today to be purposeful leaders of tomorrow. MISSION - Our Intention In partnership with our community, we will provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader. CORE VALUES - Our Foundation * Integrity - We embrace a culture of ethical and transparent decision making and actions. * Equity - We promote inclusive and culturally relevant environments by supporting the social-emotional and intellectual needs of all. * Respect - We advocate for strong, compassionate relationships that appreciate the unique qualities of our diverse community. * Excellence - We strive for the highest standards in all endeavors by deliberately pursuing continuous growth and innovation.

Job Information

Date Posted: 6/18/2021 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 2021-2022 School Year
Salary: Day-to-Day Substitute: $147.34 (8 Hour Day), $87.91 (3 Hour Day), Full Day Long Term $179.53 (Effective 10/06/2020) Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Stacie Hokenson Email: shokenson@orangeusd.org
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   


Orange, California                                           






Under professional direction, coordinate and supervise staff and a variety of library/media resource systems including computer programs; to plan, develop, organize and conduct a comprehensive media program for secondary level students; provide library information, assistance and guidance for staff/students; provide all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth; aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of library/media resources; provide a diversity of professional curriculum and educational research services; and do other related functions as required.  This position is directly responsible to the principal.




This position classification requires expertise commonly associated with the library/media program including teaching and instruction.  Directly related teaching and instruction experience is required to perform problem analysis using prescribed principles, methods and concepts.   The position classification performs decision analysis and makes decisions of considerable consequence, in determining the best selection and use of materials to aid students in the learning process.   The functional role of this position classification requires the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures and policies.  The incumbents meet frequently with school administrators, teachers and other staff to communicate information, data and alternative problem solutions.  This is a sedentary position classification that performs light work that  involves sitting a portion of the time, but requires lifting, up to fifty (50) pounds, walking and standing for extended periods.  This position requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with materials and objects and providing oral information.


Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.




  • Conducts in-service and instructional activities, using educational equipment, materials, books and other learning aids.
  • Individualizes and adapts educational processes and procedures to enhance student educational opportunities.
  • Maintains appropriate stands of student behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.


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  • Plans, develops and makes available a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of students from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and who possess a range of mental and emotional maturity.
  • Maintains an effective library/media environment through the proper control of heating, lighting and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays and independent study centers.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment and learning aids.
  • Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all library/media materials and instructs staff and students on use of the system.
  • Provides professional reference assistance for curriculum and a variety of educational research.
  • Develops and implements procedures to insure maximum utilization of media materials and facilities.
  • Assists teachers with curriculum development that is infused with the appropriate use of new and innovative technology.
  • Participates in curriculum study and program development as a library/media resource person.
  • Plans, coordinates, supervises and trains subordinate staff in various media areas including computer programs.
  • Counsels with and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests.
  • Instructs and assists students and teachers with on-line computer programs and services.
  • Plans and implements the transition from library to an informational center.
  • Sets up, instructs and assists with CD research and reference work stations.
  • Assists students with multi-media presentations using scanning, digitizing, full motion video, etc.
  • Supervises procedures relating to selection and ordering of library/media materials and textbooks.
  • Conducts orientation and in-service training sessions for the benefit of teachers and students.
  • Conducts periodic evaluation of media programs, services and materials to determine their adequacy.
  • Prepares inventories and reports as required.
  • Prepares and submits library/media budget proposals.
  • Performs a variety of other duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision and consultation activities.
  • Participates actively in library and other educational and professional associations on the local, regional, state and national level.



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Knowledge of:

  • Modern research and information retrieval, principles, practices and techniques including library/media organization, services, equipment and materials;
  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques and strategies pertaining to library/media and instruction of secondary level students;
  • Academic, social and behavioral characteristics of secondary level students;
  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive secondary programming;
  • Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods and conflict resolution procedures;
  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of the school population;
  • Computer programs relative to on-line library/media services.


Ability to:


  • Organize and administer a diversified library/media collection and on-line computer programs and services;
  • Plan, organize, develop and conduct a comprehensive library/media and instruction program for students at the secondary level;
  • Provide appropriate and effective experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds;
  • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment:
  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programs and innovative and creative pilot projects designed to enhance student educational opportunities and experiences;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Organize and implement orientation and training programs for the benefit of staff and students;
  • Work positively and effectively with other staff;
  • Operate computers.




Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:



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Experience:    Successful completion of training at a recognized college or university, or two years of regular full time secondary level teaching experience.


Education:   Possession of a baccalaureate or higher degree with emphasis in an academic major or minor in library/media or subject matter fields commonly taught in secondary grade levels.




Certification:  Possession of a California credential authorizing service as a media specialist/librarian or qualify for a waiver


Salary:    Appropriate placement on Media Specialist Salary Schedule.


Work Year:    200 days of service annually.




Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Copy of Transcript
  • Credential Copy
  • Fingerprint Clearance (OCDE Clearing House Fingerprint Clearance, Certificate of Clearance will not be accepted.)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters dated within the last two years)
  • Resume
  • TB Screening Result
  • Test Results/Materials (CBEST)

  • Copy of Transcript
  • Credential Copy
  • Fingerprint Clearance (OCDE Clearing House Fingerprint Clearance, Certificate of Clearance will not be accepted.)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters dated within the last two years)
  • Resume
  • TB Screening Result
  • Test Results/Materials (CBEST)

    Comments and Other Information

    NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied; and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. The Orange Unified School District reserves the right to re-advertise this position or delay the filling of this position if it is deemed that applicants do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. Should a qualified individual with disabilities need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, The Orange Unified School District must be notified no later than five working days of the scheduled interview date. The Orange Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color sex, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status or disability. Equal employment opportunity will apply to all personnel actions, including, but not limited to, recruitment selection, training, transfers, promotions, evaluation, discipline, layoffs, terminations and rehires. Orange Unified School District is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, with Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free workplace policies. In accordance with Board Policy, discrimination in any form, including sexual harassment, of or by any employee, applicant, contractor, and/or student will not be tolerated. If offered employment, you will be required to provide proof of work eligibility in accordance with Public Law 99-983.


    Application Deadline

    Until Filled

    Date Posted



    Number of Openings



    Day-to-Day Substitute: $147.34 (8 Hour Day), $87.91 (3 Hour Day), Full Day Long Term $179.53 (Effective 10/06/2020)

    Length of Work Year

    2021-2022 School Year

    Employment Type

    Full Time