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10.58.517    LIBRARY MEDIA K-12

(1) The program requires that successful candidates:

(a) demonstrate the ability to design, implement, assess, and evaluate an information literacy program that prepares independent lifelong learners and includes the ability to demonstrate collaboration techniques with students and staff in the development and implementation of K-12 curriculum;

(b) demonstrate the ability to manage the library facility to meet school district goals by:

(i) utilizing current practices in the areas of policy development, budgeting, needs assessment, and collaboration with students and colleagues; and

(ii) demonstrating competency and professionalism in library program administration including budgeting, facilities, equipment, public relations, and program advocacy;

(c) promote reading for learning and enjoyment by demonstrating the ability to:

(i) manage library collections through evaluation, selection, acquisition, and organization of library materials;

(ii) collaborate with teachers and students in the selection of reading materials in print and digital formats; and

(iii) select materials which reflect knowledge of current youth literature, support a wide range of information needs and interests, and support American Indians and tribes in Montana;

(d) demonstrate knowledge of technical services and the policies and procedures that govern these services; and

(e) model and facilitate the effective use of current and emerging digital information tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and efficiently and ethically use information to support research, learning, creating, and communicating in a digital society.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/31/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2722, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15.

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