Objective:To oversee all aspects of information services, which should complement, enhance, and extend the school’s educational program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure the library’s academic and technical resources advance the school’s education program.
Develop policies and programming that will establish standards for and definitions of information literacy and bolster support for library services that contribute to an information-literate student body.
Foster an environment of creativity and innovation and instill in students a love of reading and learning.
Manage the information services budget.
Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, and the instructional strategies of the faculty.
Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research.
Select, process, and make readily available a variety of resources, including print, digital, and multimedia.
Maintain a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers.
Provide bibliographic and reference services for faculty and students.
Collaborate with faculty to provide instruction for students in the use of library resources, best research practices, and the ethical use of information.
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
Serve as the liaison between the school and its textbook supplier.
Manage the school’s art collection through an online art inventory database.
Stay current on trends in independent schools, particularly information services and online learning, by taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional meetings and conferences.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
Bachelor’s degree in library science, information studies, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Three to five years of experience in information services management required. Experience in an independent school preferred.
Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enhance student learning.
Strong understanding and practice of educational technology.
Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects efficiently and effectively without constant supervision.
Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects that values of the school.
Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.