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Prototype Bargaining Language - Library Media Center Certificated

Librarian Section - Library/Media Center Standards and Guidelines

.1 Staffing

A. All library-media centers will be staffed by qualified library media specialist(s). The minimum qualification is certification, and library endorsement or equivalent at both elementary and secondary level.
B. Schools shall have a library staffed by a qualified library media specialist (as defined above).
C. Minimum FTE Staffing Ratio: Library Media Specialists and Library Classified Support Staff:
# of students enrolled FTE Library Media Specialists FTE Library Classified
Up to 600 1.0   1.0
601 - 1,000 1.5 1.5
1,000 - up 2.0 2.5
                                              
D. When an elementary library program exceeds twenty-one (21) classes per week, the librarian will receive an additional half hour of library clerical time per day. This shall include all grade levels, including Kindergarten [preschool and self-contained special education classes].
E. The library media specialist at the secondary level will hold Department Head status as per provisions of the contract.
F. Class-size lids apply for Library Media Specialists.

.2 Workday

A. The workday for the library media specialist shall be the same as any full time teacher in the building. The decision to have extended hours will be scheduled in cooperation with the library media specialist. Library media specialists will receive the same amount of planning time as any other certificated staff member.

.3 Extended Contracts

A. To support and develop the services of the instructional media program to best serve the school district, the library media specialist shall have an extended contract of a minimum, but not limited to ten (10) days. These additional days shall occur on a schedule mutually determined by the employee and the immediate supervisor.

B. Additional extended contracts or supplemental extracurricular days will be contracted at per diem or 1/180 (182, since this is our base contract now) of basic contract, whichever is greater.

.4 Budget/Instructional Materials

The total library media program budget will be a minimum of: the number of students per building times two times the
current average replacement cost per item.

.5 Facilities

All planning of new facilities or remodeling of existing facilities will include the library staff that is using the facility.

.6 Training

Library media specialists will meet during the school workday for two (2) hours every month for district-wide meetings to coordinate programs and exchange best practices.

.7 Library Bill of Rights

(If this is not included in the master Agreement, it should be part of District policy and referenced in the contract. Reference ALA Library Bill of Rights)
"The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
A. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background or views of those contributing to their creation.
B. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan and doctrinal disapproval.
C. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
D. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
E. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background or views.
F. Libraries, which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.