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Library Media Specialist, Conewago Valley School District, PA

Conewago Valley School District is searching for a high school library media specialist with a strong knowledge of technology integration.

FULL TIME 12-MONTH POSITION AVAILABLE - DATE

Qualifications
A master's degree in the field of library science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. Applicants should also hold an undergraduate degree in the field of education. Instructional technology certification/degree or a strong background in technology, specifically Apple products, is preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Pennsylvania ELA and Information Technology standards to guide library instruction.
  • Build literacy, critical thinking, and responsible research skills among students and staff.
  • Initiate collaborative opportunities with faculty.
  • Maintain, develop, and promote print and digital library resources within budget.
  • Instruct students and staff in technological pedagogy.
  • Promote literacy through appropriate selection of leisure and academic reading materials.
  • Manage library personnel and physical space, including print materials, digital/web resources, hardware, and software
  • Facilitate opportunities for professional development in emerging literacy and technology trends.
  • Uphold the values of the Freedom of Information Act.

Application information available at: www.conewago.k12.pa.us

Send letter of interest and resume with completed application to Joni Swope, 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350.

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Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge, MA

Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge Public Schools 

(Sept. 2018- Nov. 2018) (PS 0478)

Overview:

The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information

  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information

  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning

  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school /school district Duties:

    Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process

  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment

  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning

  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning

  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards

  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres

  • Provides and plans professional development

    Leader:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings

  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards

  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships

  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement

  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

    School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community

  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats

  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning

  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Minimum Requirements: State certification as a School Library Media Specialist and a teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit D Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Librarian, Blue School, New York City, NY

Blue School is an independent PK-8 school located in lower Manhattan. Blue School's mission statement defines creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social intelligence as its core values.

 

In the Fall of 2018, Blue School will open a second campus for grades 4-8. The campus expansion includes a two-story Library and Media Center. Blue School is seeking an energetic, collaborative and community-minded individual to curate and integrate existing library resources into the school's new facilities. This individual would be integral in building a school-wide library system that spans two locations and various developmental levels.

 

Managing and Leading Blue School's Library

  • Work alongside teachers and administrators to develop and maintain an inclusive and enriching library system; codify library norms and best practices

  • Work alongside students and teachers to support the use of the library and its technological/multimedia resources as tools for research and curriculum development

  • Cultivate a literary space that includes a diverse collection of authors and stories

  • Manage and maintain school-wide library budgets and add titles to the school-wide library database

  • Promote Blue School's inquiry-rich, co-constructivist culture of exploration and research using library resources

  • Encourage the use of the Library and its resources as a tool for developmentally appropriate research practices

  • Teach library classes focused on upper grades (4th-8th grade) around media and digital literacy

  • Participate in discussions with students, teachers and administrators around classroom learning opportunities that can be supported by the Library

  • Design and lead student, faculty and parent workshops around information technology, digital technology and library resources

 

Key Qualities Include:

  • A Master's or higher degree in Education, Information Sciences/Librarianship is preferred

  • Professional experience with library administration, planning and management

  • Professional experience working with students in a library or classroom setting

  • Professional experience in facilitating the exploration of texts from diverse authors and communities

  • A positive, collaborative and community-oriented mindset

  • An up-to-date knowledge of current education technology trends and contemporary education practices

  • An especially strong knowledge of middle grades and young adult fiction with experience making thoughtful recommendations to students

 

This is a full-time, exempt position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@blueschool.org with Librarian in the subject line. Blue School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Librarian & Media Specialist, Chickering Elementary School, Dover, MA

Job ID: 2911891

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Posted : March 28, 2018

Starting Date: August 2018

Librarian & Media Specialist

Chickering School (PreK-5) in Dover, MA seeks a full-time Librarian & Media Specialist, to begin in the 2018-2019 school year.

Qualifications:
A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accepted by the American Library Association or from a master's program in Library and Information Science.

Job Goals:

  • Ensure effective use of ideas and information as well as equitable access
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
  • Teach library classes and instill a love of learning in all students
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction Align the School Library Program (SLP) with the goals of the school and district
  • Explore with students and staff different modes of communication and technology
  • Build the MakerSpace into an active learning environment



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Foster a library that is creative, flexible, and an essential part of the learning community
  • Encourage inquiry learning, information literacies, critical thinking, and self-assessment
  • Maintain the school and faculty libraries, including professional and leveled resources
  • Develop and circulate resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, and community
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to design, teach, and assess learning experiences 
  • Promote instructional technology to improve teaching and learning
  • Teach Chickering Reporters and maintain their Blog - grades 4 & 5
  • Advocate for the MakerSpace as a vital, hands-on learning space 
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction
  • Develop and administer the library budget to support program goals
  • Supervise parent volunteers
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries/agencies
  • Establish procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources
  • Evaluate, promote, and use technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, student images, and licensing of intellectual property

For more information, click here.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

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Library Media Specialist, Concord Public Schools, Concord, MA

The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the delivery of Library/Media curriculum and for differentiating instruction. Familiarity with standard-based education and mastery of technology skills are required. Self reflection skills, data analysis competencies, and the ability to effectively collaborate with others are essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well with students, parents, colleagues and community members. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. A bachelor's degree and an appropriate Massachusetts teaching license are required; a master's degree is preferred. 

Salary: Appropriate step and lane on the teachers' salary scale

Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School are seeking diverse and culturally competent educators.


It is the policy of the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, criminal record, genetics, or disability in its employment practices.

For more information, click here.

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Upper School Librarian, The Westminster School, Atlanta, GA

The Westminster School in Atlanta, GA is seeking an Upper School Librarian for the 2018-2019 school year. Details regarding the position requirements, responsibilities and how to apply can be found here.

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Research Librarian, Kent School, Kent, CT

Kent School seeks to fill the position of Research Librarian in the John Gray Park '28 Library. The person in this role will serve as a primary point of contact for student research at Kent, and for faculty research support.

Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of a required class in study skills and research methods; creating and delivering individual lessons for classes and projects in and outside of the library; participating in ongoing collection development of both print and digital materials and promotion of same; managing and developing a robust student tutoring program; promoting academic integrity principles through individual and group instruction as well as programming; assisting with supervision of students in the library generally.

This is an academic year (40 week) staff position with benefits, salary commensurate with experience.

Requires an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, excellent communication and technology skills, demonstrated experience with sophisticated research methods, a particular enthusiasm for working with college bound high school students, comfort working in a rapidly changing environment, and desire to be a member of a creative team. Prior experience in an independent school environment is preferred.

For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Amy Voorhees, Library Director, Kent School, P.O. Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757 or voorheesa@kent-school.edu

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Multiple Positions, Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, MA

Position #1: Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

Position Description

Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8 with an enrollment of 275 and growing. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for "...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world." We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks candidates for the full-time, 11-month position of Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Nashoba Brooks School employee models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students. Reporting to the director of educational technology and innovation, the successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty Support

  • Support the faculty in effective transliteracy integration through a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support
  • Support the school's commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling
  • Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology
  • Collaborate with all members of the IS team to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems
  • Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed Library
  • Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration
  • Assist with management of library collection, circulation, and physical space
  • Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation
  • Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes
  • Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.)
  • Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation
  • Work closely with the communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks' mission Integration and Instruction
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction
  • Meet with grade level, department, and other teams to plan and assess curriculum aligned with the School's vision and goals
  • Be responsible for evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the School's mission, including proposing appropriate acquisitions

Teamwork

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS department
  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • Continue to pursue professional development opportunities aligned with the School's vision for transliteracy integration and library trends

Qualifications

  • Master's degree with significant coursework in library science and/or education
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

The Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School's core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

Application

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Email: ltis@nashobabrooks.org

Homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org

Position #2: Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

Position Description Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8 with an enrollment of 275 and growing. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for "...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world." We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks candidates for the full-time, 11-month position of Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Nashoba Brooks School employee models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students. Reporting to the director of educational technology and innovation, the successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty Support

  • Support the faculty in effective transliteracy integration through a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support
  • Support the school's commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling
  • Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology
  • Collaborate with all members of the IS team to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems
  • Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed

Library

Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration

  • Assist with management of library collection, circulation, and physical space
  • Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation
  • Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes
  • Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.)
  • Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation
  • Work closely with the communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks' mission

Integration and Instruction

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction
  • Meet with grade level, department, and other teams to plan and assess curriculum aligned with the School's vision and goals
  • Be responsible for evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the School's mission, including proposing appropriate acquisitions

Teamwork

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS department
  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • Continue to pursue professional development opportunities aligned with the School's vision for transliteracy integration and library trends

Qualifications

  • Master's degree with significant coursework in library science and/or education
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

The Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School's core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

Application Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Email: ltis@nashobabrooks.org

Homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org 

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Director, Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Director for the Andrew Mellon Library

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program's resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources.

Job Description

The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies. He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs.

1. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library promotes the library program within and beyond the school:

  • establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals.
  • promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits.
  • actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students.
  • identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies.
  • works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library
  • collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program
  • develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management

directs library operations:

  • manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts.
  • establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere.
  • collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school.
  • works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.

supervises library personnel:

  • encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities.
  • works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities.
  • maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.

manages the library collection:

  • actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources.
  • collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning.
  • directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available.
  • curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection

oversees access, instruction, and reference:

  • collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources.
  • works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval.
  • encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills.
  • prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested.
  • works with students on a one-on-one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.

2. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library carries residential life and advising responsibilities.

3. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, or Director of Studies.

Qualifications:

An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in subject line.

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

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Library Media Specialist, Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette, CO

Job Title: K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist

Reports To: Elementary School Principal

Date Approved: June 5, 2013

SUMMARY

All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak mission statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position; however, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.

The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist works closely with other K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist reports to the Elementary School Principal and is a key member of the library staff. This position is full-time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Operates and manages a student-friendly elementary library and a secondary school library in collaboration with key library staff
  • Participates in program research, development, presentation and K-12 assessment
  • Selects, purchases, catalogs and maintains print and non-print resources
  • Uses and instructs others in the use of Information Literacy Skills
  • Maintains the catalog server
  • Assists students and faculty with reference and reader's advisory
  • Writes policies and procedures for collection development, circulation and use of library resources in collaboration with key library staff
  • Organizes, trains and directs library volunteers
  • Coordinates special events such as author visits, reading promotions, book fairs and exchanges
  • Writes monthly library updates for the Peak to Peak website
  • Provides library update sessions at faculty meetings
  • Creates and sustains relationships with the Peak to Peak staff, students and families to support a home-school literacy
  • Provides student supervision, appropriate Information Literacy Skills instruction and other instruction in support of the instructional goals of the school
  • K-5 instructional duties include:
  • Conducts read-alouds for groups/classes of K-5 students
  • Educates students in computer and media literacy skills
  • Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials o Provides keyboarding instruction
  • Educates students in Informational Literacy instruction
  • Plans and teaches collaborative lessons with K-5 classroom teachers
  • Promotes a love of reading, literacy, and life-long learning through effective reader's advisory

6-12 instructional duties include:

  • Plans and teaches collaborative lessons with middle and high school classroom teachers o Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials
  • Assistance with MLA rubric scoring on student papers/projects
  • Classroom instruction on information literacy skills o Educates students in computer and media literacy skills
  • Assists library and circulation staff as needed to provide necessary services including, but not limited to, facility monitoring and K-12 supervision, K-12 materials check out, K-12 Readers Advisory and reference, K-12 instructional collaboration and K-12 instruction and assessment services
  • Provides appropriate materials to support the instructional goals of the school
  • Selects and purchases books and other library materials to support elementary programs including Core Knowledge units of study, Scholastic Reading Counts! reading program, and specialized literacy programs (ex. ReadingAcademy), and works with key library staff to ensure materials and instructional K-12 curriculum alignment
  • Collaboratively supports the development, refinement, and maintenance of the K-12 school library collection to promote the academic goals of the programs
  • Provides faculty with collaborative instructional services and library resources that support the subject areas being taught
  • Follows all American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and American Library Association (ALA) guidelines
  • Maximizes use of financial resources
  • Manages the library budget in coordination with key library staff
  • Participates in grant proposals
  • Develops sources to obtain best prices and services for library materials in collaboration with key library staff
  • Uses technology and network to take advantage of no or low-cost resources
  • Develops and maintains an instructional media center within the library Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

REPORTING STRUCTURE

The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist reports directly to the Elementary School Principal.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required, Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred
  • Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated experience working with automated library systems and building and managing library collections
  • Experience with academic research and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
  • Ability to apply superb judgment
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and expectation documents, staff agreements, evaluation rubrics, survey data, AASL standards and benchmarks, Standards for 21 st Century Learners, and Best Practices for School Libraries. Ability to analyze data to improve instructional practices and correspond with staff from all levels. Ability to speak effectively before groups of staff, Board of Directors, Administrators and parents.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The hours may be long when specific needs arise, thus some extended schedules will be necessary. This is a position that must attend the needs of staff, Administrators, Peak to Peak Board of Directors and parents. Work may consist of ten (10) plus hour days with Weekend work required from time to time. Peak to Peak is a dynamic school subject to changing work environments, adaptation of new educational principles and values, and evolving culture. Adaptability to change is essential.

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