Job Description:Promotes and coordinates the use of instructional resources, technology and equipment which will enrich the curriculum, stimulate growth and challenge students in their research, study and lifelong learning. Ensures the effective use of information and empowers students to be critical thinkers, readers, skillful researchers, effective communicators and ethical users of information. Collaborates with classroom and content teachers to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assesses student learning and instructional effectiveness to ensure essential skills integration. Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals and objectives of the school and the school district and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.
- Provide leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program supports student learning and is aligned with the mission and goals, of the school and the school district.
- Assume an active, responsible leadership role in departmental, faculty, curriculum, differentiation, content standards, and other decision-making teams in the school.
- Create learning opportunities at the building and district level collaboratively to ensure that the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, global, and technology literacy) are included to meet content standards and develop learners.
- Systematically integrate information literacy, essential learning skills, and technology that incorporate multiple literacies into content areas through collaborative planning and co-teaching with classroom teachers.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to support the design and implementation of formative, interim, and summative assessments to analyze and evaluate standards-based outcomes and students’ essential skills to differentiate and improve instruction.
- Collaboratively plan standards-based learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.
- Promote and provide literacy support and advocate reading for standards-based learning.
- Provide and plan professional development opportunities within the school and district in collaboration with leadership and staff on new resource information, copyright and fair use updates and district library media policies.
- Research, identify, evaluate and incorporate new information-based technologies as appropriate in the teaching and learning environment to supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers and provide access to library services.
- Integrate and promote instructional technology, print resources, electronic databases and online resources to meet teacher and student needs and improve learning.
- Instruct students in the ethical use of information and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining intellectual freedom. Understand copyright, fair use and licensing of intellectual property in order to promote and encourage the ethical use of information by students and staff.
- Instruct students in the ethical use of social media and plan educationally meaningful ways to incorporate social networking into learning.
- Research and network with global experts to provide real time web-conferencing opportunities for learning. Instruct students in processes for evaluation of resources.
- Create a digital learning commons and maintain frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through this learning commons website, newsletters, e-mail, and other formats providing ubiquitous24/7 access to information and resources. Create a learning commons environment that is inviting, flexible, accessible, stimulating and conducive to individual and collaborative learning.
- Maintain and develop a library collection in accordance with district policy that is up-to-date and aligned to the DCSD standards-based learning outcomes, learners’ needs, teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community by acquiring current print and electronic resources.
- Train and supervise technology assistants, classified librarians, clerks, volunteers and student staff in the performance of their duties; provide input to their evaluators.
- Prepare and administer the library budget, including general and categorical funds to support specific program goals; select, purchase, process, distribute and inventory print, electronic resources, and other media-related resources to support the school’s instructional program.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for the organization of the Library Media Center/Learning Commons resources and equipment to assure resources are available when needed.
- Conduct ongoing research and evaluation to compile, maintain and analyze essential records, data and statistics of the learning commons operations for continuous program improvement.
- Manage a computer-based circulation system.
- Research and implement guiding principles for a learning commons environment through professional associations, study and research.
- Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Teaching License - School Librarian or Teacher Librarian Endorsement - Colorado Department of Education
Bachelor's Degree: Curriculum and Instruction (Required), Bachelor's Degree: Library Science (Required)