Job Description


The teacher librarian will provide digital literacy instruction, digital literacy instructional leadership, and library leadership and support by:

1.  Purposefully implementing instruction of digital literacy skills with an emphasis on inquiry, within content area classrooms.

  • Plan/collaborate with classroom teacher to integrate technology skills into existing lesson plans.
  • Plan/collaborate with classroom teachers to provide instruction of information literacy skills and the inquiry cycle
  • Plan/collaborate with classroom teachers to instruct in internet safety skills
  • Clearly identify digital literacy skills addressed per lesson, per grade level
  • Co-teach lessons with the classroom teacher
  • Assess digital skills along with content knowledge after lesson completion
  • RE-teach digital literacy skills as indicated by assessment data

2.  Provide formal and information professional development for staff to help empower teachers to integrate technology and information literacy skills into content areas.

3.  Provide orientation of library resources to students and staff

4.  Build partnership with media clerk in order to provide access to digital and library resources to students and staff

5.  Provide library management and leadership related to:

  1. Library budget
  2. Acquisitions: includes surveying staff and student digital resource needs and coordinate selection of databases, apps and tools
  3. Organization, use, and scheduling of the library space
  4. Orientation
  5. School library policies and procedures
  6. Use and maintenance of the online catalog system

7.  Align the goals and services of the library with the educational objectives and programs of the school.


Other Education Credentials

  • Must hold a valid Colorado teachers license and be highly qualified in specified core content area.  
  • Preference given to candidates with ELL Training and/or an ESL or (LDE) Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement.
  • Criminal background check required for hire

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies, building and department procedures
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.  Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator
  • Evidence of ability to work as a member of a team
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills
  • Exceptional customer service and public relations skills
  • Excellent co-teaching and collaboration skills  with peers
  • Proven ability to model teaching strategies with peer involvement
  • Willingness to be an instructional leader for peers
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Ability to work across multiple grade levels and content areas
  • Proven information literacy skills and experience:
    • search strategies
    • eBook access and retrieval
    • 21st century skills – evaluation and synthesis of information
    • integration of eResources in education
  • Proven instructional technology skills and experience:
    • contemporary hardware trouble-shooting
    • integration of mobile devices in education (i.e. cell phones, iPads, eReaders)
    • familiarity with online presentation programs that support creativity
    • strong software aptitude
  • Evidence of life-long learner who is “networked”
    • subscribes to blogs, journals, and other current publications
    • is a contributing member of a personal learning network
    • familiarity with professional organizations that support mission of instructional technology
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computing devices and online applications ( laptops, tablets, e-readers, smart phones)
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with online productivity tools for education (Google applications, Microsoft suite, social media, presentation tools, networking sites, subscription databases and ebooks).


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Hours per week

two part-time positions that may be combined into 1 FTE


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Date Posted

May 9th, 2014

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