Job is Expired K-12 Librarian-Library Media Specialist

Peak to Peak Charter School / 800 Merlin Drive, Lafayette, CO

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

SUMMARY
All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak Mission Statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position. However, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.

The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist works closely with other K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist reports to the Director of Technology, and is a key member of the library staff. This position is full-time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Operates and manages a student-friendly elementary library and a secondary school library in collaboration with key library staff
• Participates in program research, development, presentation and K-12 assessment
• Selects, purchases, catalogs and maintains print and non-print resources
• Uses and instructs others in the use of Information Literacy Skills
• Maintains the catalog server
• Assists students and faculty with reference and reader’s advisory
• Writes policies and procedures for collection development, circulation and use of library resources in collaboration with key library staff
• Organizes, trains and directs library volunteers
• Coordinates special events such as author visits, reading promotions, book fairs and exchanges
• Writes monthly library updates for the Speak to Peak Newsletter
• Provides library update sessions at faculty meetings
• Creates and sustains relationships with the Peak to Peak staff, students and families to support a home-school literacy

2. Provides student supervision, appropriate Information Literacy Skills instruction and other instruction in support of the instructional goals of the school
• K-5 instructional duties include:
o Conducts read-alouds for groups/classes of K-5 students
o Educates students in computer and media literacy skills
o Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials
o Provides keyboarding instruction
o Educates students in Informational Literacy instruction
o Plans and teaches collaborative lessons with K-5 classroom teachers
o Promotes a love of reading, literacy, and life-long learning through effective reader’s advisory
• 6-12 instructional duties include:
o Plans and teaches collaborative lessons with middle and high school classroom teachers
o Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials
o Assistance with MLA rubric scoring on student papers/projects
o Classroom instruction on information literacy skills
o Educates students in computer and media literacy skills
• Assists library and circulation staff as needed to provide necessary services including, but not limited to, facility monitoring and K-12 supervision, K-12 materials check out, K-12 Readers Advisory and reference, K-12 instructional collaboration and K-12 instruction and assessment services
3. Provides appropriate materials to support the instructional goals of the school
• Selects and purchases books and other library materials to support elementary programs including Core Knowledge units of study, Scholastic Reading Counts! reading program, and specialized literacy programs (ex. Reading Academy), and works with key library staff to ensure materials and instructional K-12 curriculum alignment
• Collaboratively supports the development, refinement, and maintenance of the K-12 school library collection to promote the academic goals of the programs
• Provides faculty with collaborative instructional services and library resources that support the subject areas being taught
• Follows all American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and American Library Association (ALA) guidelines
4. Maximizes use of financial resources
• Manages the library budget in coordination with key library staff
• Participates in grant proposals
• Develops sources to obtain best prices and services for library materials in collaboration with key library staff
• Uses technology and network to take advantage of no or low-cost resources
5. Develops and maintains an instructional media center within the library
Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Description of Community

Peak to Peak is a K-12, college-prep charter school located in the Boulder Valley School District. We serve more than 1,400 students in grades K-12.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Bachelor's Degree in related field required, Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor's Degree in related field required, Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred
• Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
• Demonstrated experience working with automated library systems and building and managing library collections
• Experience with academic research and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
• Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
• Expert-level written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
• Strong organizational and coordination skills
• Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
• Ability to apply superb judgment
• Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
• Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and expectation documents, staff agreements, evaluation rubrics, survey data, AASL standards and benchmarks, Standards for 21st Century Learners, and Best Practices for School Libraries. Ability to analyze data to improve instructional practices and correspond with staff from all levels. Ability to speak effectively before groups of staff, Board of Directors, Administrators and parents.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Application Requirements

Please visit Peak to Peak's website for school information, a complete job description and application instructions. Applications may be downloaded from Peak to Peak's website.

http://www.peaktopeak.org

HR Contact Information

Please visit Peak to Peak's website for school information, a complete job description and application instructions. Applications may be downloaded from Peak to Peak's website.

http://www.peaktopeak.org

Links

Peak to Peak Charter School: http://www.peaktopeak.org

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Preferred

Salary

Not specified

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Not specified

Weekends

Not specified

Benefits

Not specified

Date Posted

April 3rd, 2013

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