St. Andrew's Episcopal School seeks a Lower School Librarian to oversee all aspects of the library program and ensure that the library’s academic and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school’s educational program for pre-K3 through 4th grade.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.
Utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Integrate meaningful and effective technology in the classroom.
Participate in the continuing development of an inquiry-based curriculum that prepares students to be critical, independent thinkers.
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.
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 ethical use of information.
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
Demonstrate strong classroom management.
Monitor students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicate these when necessary to parents/guardians and administrators.
Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
Stay current on trends in independent schools, particularly information services, by taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional meetings and conferences.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
This is a full-time, twelve-month position. As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.
Bachelor’s degree in library science, information studies, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of three years of experience in information services management preferred.
Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty to enhance student learning.
Strong understanding and practice of educational technology and elementary-level pedagogy.
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.
High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.