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Lower School Library Assistant

Colorado Academy

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Application Deadline

Apply By Apr 1st, 2024

Wages

$25.00 to $27.00 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Denver, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

School (K-12)

Job Description

Colorado Academy seeks candidates for the position of Lower School Library Assistant for the Lower School Library. This is a 12-month, full-time, ongoing appointment with a flexible start date up to August 1, 2024. This position reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Principal. The Lower School Library Assistant works collaboratively with the Director of Libraries to support the students, faculty, and staff of the Lower School. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with Director of Libraries on the daily management of the Lower School Library
  • Creates and maintains a welcoming library environment that is attractive, inviting and conducive to learning
  • Supports teachers with library materials for classroom learning
  • Manages the library circulation desk
  • Assists with the management of the Library Department budget by recording expenditures and maintaining budget records.
  • Assists with planning and creating materials for library lessons
  • Creates library signs, bulletin boards, displays, and library slideshows
  • Fosters an interest in books and love of reading through reader’s advisory, planning storytime themes for PreK and Kindergarten.
  • Co-teaches Pre-K and Kindergarten library classes and assists with teaching other classes as needed.
  • Maintains a current awareness of children’s literature and services, as well as professional trends, methods, and ethics
  • Collaborates with the Pre-K-12 Library Team to promote and grow library services within the library community
  • Assists in the selection of materials and maintaining a collection that is diverse in format and content to support the learning needs of the students; keeps the collection in good physical condition
  • Collaborates with the Director of Libraries to plan, organize, and manage the Lower School Book Fair and annual author visits
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the principles of the library profession regarding confidentiality, the rights of the users, and other intellectual property concerns
  • Implements and interprets library policies and procedures for students and staff
  • Supports and collaborates with the Director of Libraries and Library Team
  • Serves as Family Leader to group of Lower School students
  • Participates in recess duty and carpool duty
  • Plans and implements library services during the summer months for Colorado Academy’s summer programs including summer camp and Horizons
  • Attends and contributes to ongoing internal professional development

Requirements

  • Enthusiasm for working with Lower School students and teachers
  • Self-starter, flexible, collaborative
  • Welcoming to all members of the community
  • Experience using library management systems and catalogs and maintaining a digital library presence
  • Proficient in Google Suite Productivity Tools and working knowledge of Canva and LibGuides Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • 3+ years experience working in a school or public library, preferably supporting grades Pre-K through 5

Candidates should be eager to join a team where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm. Demonstrated intercultural competence: the ability to understand and bridge diverse perspectives, identities, and lived experiences is a must. 

All employees are expected to carry out the mission of CA, "Creating Curious, Kind, Courageous, and Adventurous Learners and Leaders," to support the vision of the Lower School, and to contribute to the life of the school outside of the library. 

This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants, please include a cover letter with your application submission. 

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The pay range for the position is $25.00 - $27.00 per hour. Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any discrepancies that may exist do not relate to sex. The Academy offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and an environment notable for its dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefit programs are available, as is a 403(b) retirement plan. Eligibility for all benefit programs is defined by the applicable plan document. 

Additional Info & Requirements

Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the program and the school.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion or creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, marital status or other protected classifications defined by applicable law. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.

The Community

Colorado Academy is an independent Pre-K - 12 college preparatory day school with an exceptional campus community. Here, we turn ideals into action – challenging our students to become lifelong learners, thinkers, inquisitors, and contributors.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.

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Posted Jan 31, 2024