The Emery/Weiner School is seeking a service-oriented, innovative, creative and forward-thinking individual to serve as the School Librarian. This individual will create and clearly communicate a strategic vision for the Library which is in line with trends and best practices in Library management.
The ideal candidate will have a Masters of Library and Information Science, 3-5 years’ experience, with a clear understanding of the broad landscape of trends in libraries and information technologies. A demonstrated ability to connect with young people, navigate a variety of technology platforms, and communicate clearly is very important for success in this role.
Specific responsibilities include and are not limited to:
- Partner with teaching colleagues to integrate information, technology, and research skills into the curriculum.
- Motivate and guide students to appreciate literature and reading.
- Teach information-seeking, critical analysis of sources, citation methods, synthesis, and the ethical use of information, and is thus a strong resource to students, teachers, and the school.
- Provide intellectual, physical, and virtual access to print and digital learning materials that are efficiently organized and conveniently stored according to accepted standards.
- Evaluate continually the currency, quality, depth, and breadth of the collection.
- Understand the school’s curriculum so that he or she can develop a collection that coordinates with long-term teaching goals as well as current and emerging needs.
- Maintain a facility that is active, inviting, and conducive to student and faculty learning.
- Utilize a variety of interactive tools to provide services, information, and tutorials to the learning community.
- Encourage both formal and informal input from the school community into the types, quality, and format of the information resources provided.
- Assess the effectiveness of the library media program on an on-going, regular basis.
- Maintain a personal commitment to professional growth by remaining current in the fields of library and information science, education, and emerging technologies.