The K-12 Teacher-Librarian partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Teacher-Librarian works closely with other K-12 Library Media Center staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Teacher-Librarian reports to the Elementary Principal and is a key member of the library staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
The K-12 Librarian/Library Media Specialist reports directly to the K-5 Principal.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and expectation documents, staff agreements, evaluation rubrics, survey data, AASL National School Library Standards and Framework, American Library Association’s “Freedom to Read” statement, Best Practices for School Libraries, Peak to Peak library's mission and vision statements, library use policies and other Peak to Peak documents that apply. Ability to analyze data to improve instructional practices and correspond with staff from all levels. Ability to speak effectively before groups of staff, Board of Directors, Administrators and parents.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The hours may be long when specific needs arise, thus some extended schedules will be necessary. This is a position that must attend the needs of staff, Administrators, Peak to Peak Board of Directors and parents. Work may consist of ten (10) plus hour days with Weekend work required from time to time. Peak to Peak is a dynamic school subject to changing work environments, adaptation of new educational principles and values, and evolving culture. Adaptability to change is essential.
Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment
Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
Ability to apply superb judgment
Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
Strong organizational and coordination skills
Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
Expert-level written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
Proficient with variety of computer programs such as Google Apps or Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with college prep settings, academic research, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
Demonstrated experience building and managing library collections or working with automated library systems
Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
Master's degree in Library Science and/or teaching experience is strongly preferred
Bachelor's Degree in related field required
Other duties as assigned
Uses technology and networks to provide the optimal cost/ benefit ratio for resources
Actively participates in seeking external funding through grant proposals and other opportunities
Manages the library budget in coordination with key library and administrative staff
Maximizes use of financial resources
Follows American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and American Library Association (ALA) guidelines
Provides faculty with collaborative instructional services and library resources that support the subject areas being taught
Collaboratively supports the development, refinement, and maintenance of the K-12 school library collection to promote the academic goals of the curricular programs
Selects and purchases high-quality books and other library materials to support K-12 curriculum and programs such as Core Knowledge units of study, class novels, and research databases
Provides appropriate materials to support the instructional goals of the school
6-12 instructional duties include:
K-5 instructional duties include:
Assists library and circulation staff as needed to provide necessary services including, but not limited to, facility monitoring and K-12 supervision, K-12 materials check out, K-12 Readers Advisory and reference, K-12 instructional collaboration and K-12 instruction and assessment services
Facilitates book groups, novel studies, or other reading-related activities as schedule allows
Collaborates with teachers from other disciplines and grade levels to systematically and meaningfully integrate Colorado Academic Standards, 21st century skills, and digital literacy skills
Promotes a love of reading, literacy, and life-long learning through effective reader’s advisory
Models and encourages reading in a variety of formats (print, multimedia, electronic)
Instructs students in developing research skills and related use of technology and materials
Educates students in Information Literacy, 21st century skills, and digital citizenship skills
Provides student supervision, appropriate Information Literacy Skills instruction and other instruction in support of the instructional goals of the school
Creates and sustains relationships with the Peak to Peak staff, students and families to support a home-school literacy
Provides library update sessions at faculty meetings as needed
Coordinates special events such as author visits, reading promotions, book fairs and exchanges
Organizes, trains, and directs library student aides and volunteers
Oversees scheduling and access to computer labs within library media center
Creates library procedures and practices that assure consistent operations, fair access to information, and open exchange of ideas in an appealing environment
Writes procedures and practices for collection development, circulation, and use of library resources in collaboration with key library staff
Assists students and faculty with reference and reader’s advisory
Establishes a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students
Uses and instructs others in the use of Information Literacy Skills
Selects, purchases, catalogs, and maintains print and non-print resources
Participates in program research, development, presentation and K-12 assessment
Operates and manages a student-friendly school library in collaboration with key library staff
Please visit Peak to Peak's website for school information, job descriptions and application instructions. Online application can be found here:https://www.peaktopeak.org/Page/230