Librarian/Media Resource Specialist
FLSA Classification: Part-time- 50%
Reports To: Director of Technology and Making
Position Purpose: To provide leadership and operate the school's library/media resource program
The Brandeis School of San Francisco inspires students to lead lives of learning and purpose. We provide a challenging academic environment and a welcoming, inclusive community, each deeply enriched by Jewish thought, values, and traditions. We are seeking a librarian/media resource specialist. This position will provide leadership and expertise necessary to help shape and reimagine our media resource program within the context expanding innovation in our school-wide curriculum. The media resource specialist works as part of our technology and media team, and assumes responsibilities related to the effective operation and evaluation of the school's library/media resource programs. This position will begin in mid-August 2017.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Directs, organizes, and supervises the personnel and services essential to the media resource program, centered on students' needs and the instructional goals of the school.
• Works collaboratively with the CREATE+BUILD team (maker education) and the director of technology and making to foster dynamic connections between text and tinkering, as well as between the media resource center and our CREATE+BUILD (makerspaces) spaces.
• Continuously evaluates the library collection, and works to optimize the catalog to support the school-wide curriculum and encourage student recreational reading.
• Works with the head of school, director of lower school, director of middle school, CREATE+BUILD team, and the director of technology and making to develop and implement a sequential program of information literacy for teachers and students.
• Develops and implements programs that teach students skills to conduct research and prepare research papers.
• Acts as a mentor to teachers and staff on matters dealing with information literacy and advises them on techniques and resources to enhance classroom instruction.
• Keeps the teachers and leadership team informed of issues, needs, and the operation of the school's media resource program.
• Performs any other general duties as determined by the head of school or director of technology and making.
• Keeps abreast and informed of new and emerging technologies and their potential impact on successful instruction and learning, providing systematic whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction to teachers and staff on their use.
• Keeps abreast of trends and new titles in elementary and young adult writing that would meet the interest of our student body and instructional threads of our curriculum
• Encourages and stimulates the search for effective and innovative methods of instruction.
• Works closely with teachers, the maker education team, and director of technology and making to plan for staff and curriculum development to meet specific school goals/needs.
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
• A master's degree in library science from an accredited college or university preferred, with a preference given to those accredited by the American Library Association.
• Certification valid for service as a library media specialist in the California.
• At least five years in education preferred, three years of were as a library media specialist in a school setting.
Instructions for Applying
Qualified candidates are encouraged to a send resume and cover letter, including details of your experience, to email@example.com.
Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required.
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