Substitute Librarian for the Raether Library--serving grades 6-12
Student Support: Actively support student learning through program development and by being accessible to students for questions and instruction. Provide book talks (in the library and in the classroom) and reader’s advisory to grades 6-12. Maintain online library presence to encourage a community of independent readers. Strive to know the students well enough to provide individual reader’s advisory and research skill support.
Teacher Collaboration: Collaborate with faculty on their individual curricula and consult with faculty regularly on class research projects. Meet regularly with departments to ascertain needs and projected curricular changes/additions. Prepare bibliographies, pull resources to support specific units, and develop reading lists for students (e.g., summer reading). Attend and participate in faculty meetings, department meetings, and grade level meetings.
Information Literacy: Teach library skills, research, and information literacy classes (how to access, evaluate, use, and cite information) to students and faculty. Develop and implement lesson plans in library research skills using various print and online resources. Facilitate discussions in literary theme, genre, and intellectual freedom and censorship. Foster adoption of division-wide citation standards. Develop grade-specific rubrics for information literacy to be shared with faculty for use in student projects.
Collection Development: Actively shape the library collection based on classroom curriculum, research needs, faculty and student interests, literary trends, and a commitment to creating a community of independent readers. Stay up to date by reviewing professional journals, reading advanced copies of books, following publishers’ online resources, and writing reviews. Provide materials through interlibrary loan as needed.
Library/Collection Maintenance: Order books and other library materials for the collection. Catalog and process materials in a timely manner. Ensure the collection is inviting, well-maintained, and accessible through regular weeding and shelf-reading. Help provide attractive and informative signage for the collection.
Technological Duties: Keep current on technology trends and continually strive to implement new technologies into the library program. Evaluate and suggest educational databases for purchase. Regularly teach students and faculty to use the Internet and other online resources for research. Troubleshoot computers, printers, and copiers as needed. Know how to use and instruct students and faculty on how to use the various cameras, recorders and other equipment circulated by the library.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a temporary, long term substitute position for up to three months. The pay is $125 per day for the duration of the assignment.