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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 3162067
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Science - Library and Information Science

R-9278 School Library-Media Specialist -Alabama School for the Deaf

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9278 Reference#3120110515

Posting Date-June 17, 2022

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.

POSITION: School Library-Media Specialist

Alabama School for the Deaf


The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multi-disabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa ,Tuscumbia, Opelika and Decatur with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are blind and deaf


Our employees are among the organizations' most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our Mission makes AIDB a unique place to work and we invite you to be a part of the miracles that happen every day,

As a School Library-Media Specialist for Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD), you will be responsible for providing leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources in all formats. ASD is committed to meet our students where they are. The right candidate for this job will have a passion working with students and colleagues to ensure all students receive a world-class education.


You will play a vital role in the lives of our students and be a part of the miracles that happen every day at AIDB and ASD. This will be accomplished by demonstrating flexibility, positive attitude, agility, and professional maturity.

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Special Education, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education, or related field from an accredited college/university
  • Must possess a sign language proficiency evaluation of INTERMEDIATE upon employment.
  • Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Deaf Education.
  • A sign language proficiency evaluation of ADVANCED upon employment.

  • Medication Training
  • Behavior Management recertification
  • CPR - every 2 years
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Using an AED
  • Mandatory Reporting - DHR
  • Policy and Procedure Review
  • Erin's Law

  • Must have or able to obtain an Alabama Teaching Certificate within the first six (6) months of employment date.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a HI Certification within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment.
  • Must be able to obtain School Library-Media Specialist Certificate within first thirty-six (36) months of employment.
  • Supervise and assist in all services of the library.
  • Establish and maintain policies and procedures for preview, evaluation, selection, and use of materials.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain a working library (i.e., purchase and catalog materials, operate media technology housed in the library, conduct book fairs, etc.).
  • Maintain and purchase curriculum and subscriptions to be used in the classroom.
  • Manage library budget within budgetary allocations as per policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to teach library/reference and research skills to students.
  • Must be able to work with both staff and students, serve on school committees, and participate in school-sponsored activities.
  • Organize and provide materials, media, and equipment that are accessible for all students and staff.
  • Prepare work schedules for library program staff.
  • Establish and implement library program policies for cataloging, classification procedures, circulation distribution, and inventory for all library resources including campus technology.
  • Coordinate storytelling in American Sign Language.
  • Manage student activities and behavior.
  • Supervise work experience students.
  • Act as a liaison to the local public library and other agencies within the state.
  • Adhere to school board policies, administrative procedures, as well as state and federal guidelines pertaining to library services and personnel.
  • Determine student, class, dormitory department, and school needs pertaining to library services.
  • Attend faculty and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Organize, and coordinate book fairs, contests, and special events that relate to literacy.
  • Maintain library facilities in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Sign at all times on ASD campus and ASD sponsored events.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available-Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
  • Deferred compensation options available
  • Paid time off

.SALARY: $45,576- $60,322 Scale l1 Rank 2T (BS-Class B)

$53,422 - $69,719 Scale l1 Rank 1T (MA-Class A)

$56,872- $73,676 Scale l1 Rank AA (AA Certification)

This is a 197 days position. Salary is based on number of days worked.

Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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