Brief Position Overview:
This position is responsible for the integration of curriculum, resources, and teaching strategies to promote student success and lifelong learning. The librarian will identify and interpret user needs; planning and implementation of a variety of young adult programs to encourage library usage and to foster community relations.
Duties and Responsibilities
I. Administration and Supervision
- Set goals, policies, and priorities in consultation with the Secondary school Principal.
- Provides library service to the Secondary Division community including students, staff, and parents.
- Provides reader's advisory and reference services.
- Manage the daily functioning of the library in support of the established goals.
- Supervise the library assistant and ensure they understand the goals, policies, and priorities established.
- Manage the assigned Secondary Library budget.
- Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing the frequency of circulation, physical condition, and other criteria as needed. Promotes library collection and services to the public assemble and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Maintains reference and circulation materials. Plans and conducts programs.
- Attend meetings, activities, and/or professional conferences.
- Implement knowledge of current trends in young adult services, programs, and makerspace initiatives.
- Plan and incorporate information technology resources in collaboration with the IT Department.
- Provide formal and informal instruction to students and staff in the access and use of library instructional resources.
- Provide instruction in research skills and inquiry methods to students and staff.
- Collaborate with the Faculty in the creation of lesson plans and library workshops.
III. Selection and Acquisition of Resources
- Read and maintain a collection of professional journals, review services, local publications, and other pertinent reading matters to stay current on the field’s trends.
- Establish and implement procedures for ordering, receiving, and processing of library resources.
- Supervise and help to carry out inventory procedures.
- Survey the Faculty and Students to evaluate information needs.
- Maintain statistical records of the collection.
IV. Cataloguing and Circulation Services
- Maintain an accurate and current computerized cataloging system.
- Classify and catalog library materials according to standards.
- Manage re-cataloging of old materials when needed.
- Establish procedures for the repair, binding, and replacement of library materials.
- Develop policies and procedures for borrowing services.
- Be familiar with all circulation procedures.
- Establish and disseminate procedures for class visits.
- Periodically alert the Faculty and Students about new materials and resources.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required unless otherwise stated as preferred.
- Master's Degree Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science required
- Minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience from a public or private school
- Knowledge and training in all phases of school librarianship
- Ability to serve as a teacher, instructional specialist, and materials specialist
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The position requires occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting/carrying work-related items weighing less than 40 pounds, such as books, papers, and presentation materials. May work prolonged or irregular hours and must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.
Ability to multitask. Ability to work with a variety of students, staff, and community members.