Job is Expired Head Librarian

Fountain Valley School of Colorado / Colorado Springs

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library School (K-12)   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Head Librarian

The head librarian position runs a library at Fountain Valley School, a private high school of approximately 250 students. The budget in the library is about $60K and is responsible for serving students, faculty and staff at the school. The librarian provides resources to supplement curriculum, assist with technology needs and evaluates the programs and materials offered to support and promote life-long learning.

This is a boarding/day school and requires that the librarian integrate himself/herself into boarding school life by doing two nights of duty in the library; participating in the Interim program, being on a weekend team, and taking on a group of advisees after one year. Participation in some committees as required.

Job Duties
Work cooperatively with teachers in preparing units of study; teach and reinforce information literacy and other research techniques; collaborate with others and work individually to produce a variety of informational and instructional materials
Coordinate and schedule all library instruction activities
Send information about new materials available in subject areas to department chairs and faculty
Provide reader’s advisory service and reference service/assistance to the community. Includes providing patron instruction in the use of library reference services and research tools, including electronic resources
Inform students and teachers of ethical issues relating to print, software, web sites (copyright, citing sources, etc.)
Supervise students in the library, including class visits for research projects and individual use for information and recreation needs
Select, order, receive, catalog, and process all new resources; send gift letters to donors
Maintain the collection on a day-to-day basis, including general circulation, shelving, mending, weeding, and preparing patrons’ overdue notices and billing
Perform an inventory of the library’s collection
Oversee the library budget. Submit invoices to the Business Office for payment. Submit budget requests to the business manager
Update the list of new materials added to the collection on the FVS website and update all library information on the FVS website
Demonstrates abilities in organizational, human relations, oral and written communications skills. Direct and supervise library assistants, evening study hall assistants, and student library assistants/volunteers, including submitting timesheets for payroll. May supervise adult volunteers.
Supervise evening study hall in the library on a rotating basis with other library staff
Oversee the physical facility and report problems to the director of grounds and maintenance.
Maintains the Follett automation/management system
Develop and oversee implementation of long-and short-range plans for the library
Participate in national, state, and regional library professional organizations
Participate in professional development and continue professional reading to remain aware of new material available and trends and innovations in library practices and services
Represent and advocate for the library within the community
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
A degree in library science is required (with an ALA accredited degree)
3-5 years of library experience required
Be able to use MLA format
Strong computer skills
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Previous management of employees, preferred

To apply send cover letter, resume and references to:
Fountain Valley School
attn: Mindy Brandenburg, HR
6155 FVS Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
or Fax to 719.392.6138
or e-mail:

Description of Community

This is a Boarding/ Day High School, grades 9-12. There are 250 students and approximately 32 faculty. Fountain Valley School is located on a beautiful campus in Fountain, CO. There is a diverse population of students from 20 countries and many other states.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA school (MLS)
3-5 years of library experience
Be able to use MLA format
Strong computer skills
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Previous management of employees, preferred

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 5
Professional 3 5
Library 3 5

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Able to assist in other areas of Boarding School life

Application Requirements

Resume, cover letter, and references

HR Contact Information
Mindy Brandenburg
fax 719-392-6138


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science



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Date Posted

April 24th, 2012

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