- Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to all teachers and students.
- Stays current and updates library-related skills/materials through professional development.
- Teaches students how to locate, evaluate, and use online resources and cite resources.
- Manages and identifies appropriate and high-quality digital resources/websites for all units of study.
- Creates Haiku pages to house digital resources for all units.
- Initiates outreach to Middle and Upper School teachers and schedules teachers and students for library-based/in-classroom instruction to assist them with print and digital resources for research and other projects.
- Stays current on all curriculum units and contributes to all Upper and Middle School teacher Haiku sites.
- Creates videos and other materials to market new books and resources.
- Works with students to create video book reviews with Animoto, iMovie, and PhotoBooth.
- Demonstrates effective and developmentally appropriate book selection strategies to students and appropriate research and book search skills to students and teachers.
- Models effective and developmentally appropriate book talking and sharing skills.
- Integrates technology into student learning experiences and tailors instruction to meet the needs of students.
- Creates an environment promoting free inquiry and exposing students to a broad range of ideas.
- Meets all standards of professional conduct as expected by the department and the school.
- Staffs Middle and Upper School libraries and provides assistance to students, teachers, and parents with reference, research, circulation, and reader’s advisory.
- Keeps all sections of the library free from clutter and fully accessible to students and teachers.
- Creates bibliographies, displays, bulletin boards, etc., to support school themes, extend classroom learning, and promote interest in reading.
- Expands access to information through use of online resources and interlibrary loans.
- Assists with planning and implementing library policies, procedures, and programs.
Collection Development and Maintenance
- Assists with setup and maintenance of automated catalog and circulation system.
- Classifies, catalogs, and circulates library materials and instructs students and staff in use of library system.
- Selects and processes new materials to maintain a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials.
- Supports the mission, curriculum, and interest and skill levels of Middle and Upper School students and teachers.
- Utilizes professional reviews, publication dates, and curriculum needs when placing orders.
- Assists with regular inventory and weeds obsolete and worn materials on a regular basis.
- Attends faculty meetings to stay current on curriculum development and student issues.
Curriculum and Teaching Responsibilities
- Helps students develop attitudes, habits, and skills to enable them to become lifelong readers and learners.
- Collaborates with classroom teachers in preparing and delivering lessons that make effective use of information resources and incorporate use of information literacy skill.
- Recommends and supplies teachers with current print and digital curricular/literacy resources.
- Teaches library, reference, research, and book search and selection skills as developmentally appropriate and in the context of classroom-based projects.
- Teaches an 8th grade course, “Information/Media Literacy,” as part of our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
- Presents and shares library resources (print and digital) at faculty and department meetings.
- Serves as staff resource on library-related issues such as copyright and intellectual freedom.
Reading Guidance and Collaborative Responsibilities
- Demonstrates a love of reading and a vast and current knowledge of teen literature.
- Develops and maintains an active reader’s advisory service by collaborating with teachers and reading specialist regarding individual students’ abilities and skills.
- Coordinates mobile book talks and book cart classroom visits to all Middle School grades every six weeks.
- Markets new print and digital material through book talks, outreach e-mails, Haiku sites, etc.
- Assists with book fairs, other special events, and summer reading book lists and selections.