Randolph School is seeking a full time Lower School Librarian beginning August 1, 2020.
The Randolph Lower School Library program is designed to nurture children’s love of literature and their enthusiasm for learning. The Lower School Librarian reports to the Head of Lower School and has day-to-day responsibilities for the operation of the K-4 library. The librarian guides students as they develop reading skills, become effective library users, establish lifelong habits of reading, inquiry and curiosity. The librarian takes a supportive role by sharing his or her professional expertise with colleagues and providing materials to support the curriculum. The librarian will collaborate daily with students, parents, faculty members, administration and Randolph’s Middle and Upper School librarians.
Maintains a student-centered, welcoming library environment that supports reading and research.
Maintains the Accelerated Reader program for K through 4th
Participates in weekly grade level team meetings.
Purchases and organizes books, databases and materials to support the curriculum.
Catalogs new materials.
Attends school-wide, department and division meetings.
Advises students on reading and reference materials.
Envisions and manages new library programs.
Promotes a culture of reading through book talks, annotated reading lists, displays, author visits, and parent education seminars.
Prepares and manages an annual budget for the Lower School library.
Education and Experience
MLIS degree from a university program that combines academic and professional training in education.
Previous classroom teaching experience preferred.
Knowledge of child development.
Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Randolph School is a co-educational, independent day school of 1000 students located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in 1959, Randolph operates on two campuses, and offers a comprehensive K-12 education experience.
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