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Lower School (K-5) Library Media Specialist

Alexander Dawson School

Lafayette, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 1st, 2022

Wages

$20,000.00 to $35,000.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Lafayette, CO

Hours

20.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

School (K-12)

Job Description

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional part-time (.5 FTE) K-5 Library Media Specialist starting August 1, 2022. Previous school and library experience and a graduate degree is preferred. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.

Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students, through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world. 

The K-5 Library Media Specialist creates dynamic learning experiences for our students in the Lower School Library. This person is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the library space, including circulation, print and digital collection development, budget management, special events, readers advisory, and creating monthly thematic displays. S/he is also responsible for supporting individual and classroom academic learning, fostering media literacy, digital citizenship, resource acquisition, research skills, study skills, and educational technology.

Professional Qualifications:

Personal Qualities:

Responsibilities:

The salary range for this position is $20,000 to $35,000, commensurate with experience and relevant skills. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k) and generous time-off. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, find Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the K-5 Library Media Specialist posting to apply for this position.  Only online applications will be accepted. 

No phone calls please. Visit:

 www.dawsonschool.org

Encourage a culture of reading among students and faculty by remaining current in K-5 literature and creating excitement around reading.

Collaborate with teachers on planning and implementing projects and activities that integrate information literacy with classroom learning/projects.

Provide training for faculty and students to use the library resources effectively.

Stay current on trends and research in information literacy and school librarianship.

Develop and conduct programs, presentations, and workshops and create participatory experiences for the community.

Collaborate with the Information Literacy Coordinator to develop and promote the digital collection.

Develop, maintain, and promote the print collection.

Teach one 45-minute Information Literacy lesson per week in all Lower School grades (8 in total).  Collaborate with the Information Literacy Coordinator to create a scaffolded entry to information literacy at the middle school level.

Work with the Lower School Director to provide vision and direction for the library, creating an inviting space for students and faculty to engage with and explore a wide variety of resources and materials.

A team player who actively seeks out collaborative opportunities across grade levels and disciplines.

Someone with a growth mindset who enjoys taking on new challenges and who is enthusiastic about promoting lifelong learning.

A natural leader who enjoys engaging with people, both in large groups and one-on-one.

Previous work in a library and/or school environment.

Experience with education technology integration, learning management systems, and Google G Suite.

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Educational Technology or equivalent.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k) and generous time-off.

Additional Info & Requirements

The K-5 Library Media Specialist creates dynamic learning experiences for our students in the Lower School Library. This person is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the library space, including circulation, print and digital collection development, budget management, special events, readers advisory, and creating monthly thematic displays. S/he is also responsible for supporting individual and classroom academic learning, fostering media literacy, digital citizenship, resource acquisition, research skills, study skills, and educational technology.

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.dawsonschool.org/

HR Info

Only online applications will be accepted. 

No phone calls please. Visit: www.dawsonschool.org

Posted Mar 28, 2022