Middle School Assistant Librarian (2022-2023)

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Overview:
Our Assistant Librarian should work with our Head Librarian in all aspects of the library program in creating and promoting a student-centered culture in which the library is an inviting, service-oriented space for students and faculty. Students should be empowered to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, researchers and ethical users of gathered information. We value a librarian who will ensure that our collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and topics.

Instruction and collaboration:
• Provide guidance to students and faculty in information retrieval, effective searching, and evaluation of information and bibliographic attribution
• Collaborate with faculty to design instruction in information literacy including all steps of the Research Model
• Assist faculty in the teaching and assessment of the research process
• Promote reading and the intellectual pursuit of personal interests through book talks, reader’s advisory, and general library interaction with patrons
• Provide guidance and point of service assistance to students and faculty in the use of various instructional technology applications
• Discuss and plan with faculty for research projects
• Solicit suggestions and requests from faculty for resources
• Plan and design lessons with faculty
• Provide collections (may include print and electronic resources) for classroom and/or library use in support of specific units
• Discuss and plan with faculty instructional technology incorporation within lessons
• Advisory with grade-level responsibilities

Administrative duties:
• Update and revise library pages within the school’s learning management system
• Maintain a professional relationship with the librarians of the lower and upper schools
• Assist in the maintenance of the library facility, including the maintenance of an inviting, clean and orderly, library atmosphere
• Assist in maintaining the periodical collection – processing, display and filing
• Assist in maintaining the library printer – including assistance to patrons in use of the printer and the monitoring and ordering of supplies
• Generate materials’ displays to promote reading and the collection

Professional and promotional responsibilities:
• Curate Resource Lists
• Create and submit to Head Librarian all proposed purchases for collection development
• Coordinate with vendor, parent volunteers, classroom teachers, and Head Librarian the annual school book fair
• Collaborate with Diversity team and Head Librarian to provide guest author experiences
• Work with Head Librarian to maintain collection through systemic weeding and development
• Attend conferences, workshops, and classes
• Maintain membership in relevant professional organizations
• Promote the library, its programs and resources throughout the school community and when applicable, in the broader community.

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Circulation:
Circulation desk
• Assist in assuring a ready-to-serve status during operational hours.
• The library is available to patrons (with limited exceptions) between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Librarians should staff the main library floor throughout the entire school day. Library Desk Schedules include only the minimum four periods of a librarian’s designated time. The balance of the daily schedule is flexible for additional instruction and library-related tasks and responsibilities
• Responsibilities outside of the library may include, but are not limited to Grade Level, Team, Interdisciplinary, and other required faculty meetings and lunch duties, support of extra-curricular activities is encouraged for all faculty. This may result in limited time away from the library.
• On average, librarians spend three quarters or more of the school day in the library in support of library patrons and library programs.
• Assist in processing new materials
• Prepare and deliver library notices
• Assist in preparing and maintaining reserve collections as requested by faculty (these may include print and electronic resources and may be held in the library or delivered to a classroom).

Maintenance of the collections and the facility:

• Identify and submit potential acquisitions of appropriate and diverse materials in all formats
• Assist in cataloging and processing of materials
• Assist in inventory of collections
• Foster a library environment that provides intellectual and physical access to all materials within
an inviting, conducive to learning, clean and orderly environment

Volunteers:

Assist in the training and monitoring of parent volunteers

Qualifications:
• A Master’s degree in Library Sciences or Media Education, or equivalent work experience
• Strong IT skills and mastery of library management systems
• Enthusiasm for continual changes in the fields of education and library and information sciences
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse faculty and student populations

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