Amy Herford

Library Media Specialist

Philosophy

I believe every student can succeed when given the correct tools and support system. My mission is to:


· Serve as the hub of the school, providing teaching and resources for students to meet their fullest potential.


· Provide curriculum support by collaborating with the teachers, administrators, and other libraries.


· Ensure access to information by all patrons


· Facilitate learning through different avenues such as recreational reading and information literacy.


· Provide leadership in technology and education trends.


· Serve as an integral part of students’ learning and growth.

Teacher Librarian Responsibilities

Instructional Responsibilities


· Guide students through research requirements in the TEKS (skills include information seeking, processing & critical thinking skills


· Gather resources to support classroom objectives


· Teach information literacy lessons on citing sources, copyright rules and note taking for all curriculum areas.


· Guide teachers on the use of information and technology sources


· Prepare rubrics for student projects


· Train student aides about organizational and customer service skills


· Administer State Exams


· Organize library programs (Read it Forward, Battle of the Books, Lone Star, Teen Read week)


Professional Responsibilities

· Maintain 3 valid Texas Educator Certificates (classroom teacher, school librarian, and ESL)


· Attend local and state level professional development activities


· Hold membership in state library and local teacher associations


Administrative Responsibilities


· Manage the use of library space and resources by school, district and community


· Complete library statistical reports for campus administrator


· Complete annual district AV inventory


· Maintain library schedule for student and teacher library use


· Promote library resources by creating book displays, show book trailers, and maintain school & library website


· Maintain accurate circulation records for students (issue monthly overdue and fine notices to students)


· Prepare Purchase Orders for print and digital sources that are added to the library collection.


· Maintain campus and district use of the labs


· Process new library materials


· Assist campus personnel, trouble shoot technology equipment and submit technology work orders


Community Responsibilities


· Plan the school book fair and plan author visits


· Promote library services and resources during Schedule Pick Up Night and Meet the Teacher Night


· Collaborate with district librarians to align research with K-12 TEKS and Library Programs, such as Read it Forward.

Sample Presentations and Programs

Big 6 Research Lessons

MLA Works Cited how to lessons

7th Grade Writing Spooky Tales along with visit to the Library to have Tales read outloud.

Newton's Law Glogster Research


More fun with Makerspace & Movie Days

References

Winston Gipson- Current Administrator

Coble Middle School Principal

winstongipson@misdmail.org

682-314-4905


Derrell Douglas- administrator from 2006-2010

Timberview High School Principal

derrelldouglas@misdmail.org

682-314-1300


Lee Joffre- Coble Assistant Principal from 2006-2011

Italy High School Principal

817-919-2734

ljoffre@italyisd.org


Angela Byrd- Teacher

Coble Middle School

angelebyrd@misdmail.org

682-314-4900

Contact Information