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As a Saint Stephen’s colleague, you are an integral part of a team that provides a full range of experiences for students in an environment defined by a commitment to quality, caring, collaboration and mutual respect.
Along with competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit program, and a focus on continued personal and professional development, working at Saint Stephen’s delivers a special sense of satisfaction. You become part of the Saint Stephen’s family and a unique workplace culture that – no matter what your role – means you make an impact on the lives of students every day.
Lower and Intermediate School Librarian
Job Description and Responsibilities
Directly responsible to the Library Director.
Also responsible to Lower and Intermediate Division Directors and Director of Technology.
The Lower/Intermediate School Librarian will be supportive of the school and the library and their missions; will hold a MLS or its equivalent; will be technologically - literate; will exhibit good people skills; will understand the school librarian's role as teacher; will possess the ability to take on necessary discipline functions and will exhibit a fair and unbiased attitude in that role; and will have an interest in continuing professional growth.
The Campus Center Librarian is responsible for the Campus Center Library, which serves students from age three through grade six and is open daily 7:45am-4pm. This faculty member is responsible for evaluating, selecting, organizing, and managing library resources; teaching library and technology classes to students; providing teachers with materials that support their
instructional goals; assisting in media productions; and instructing students in the location and use of information resources.
Keep the Library Director informed of library programs, policies, and activities within his/her area of responsibility through meetings and periodic evaluations of the library programs, materials, and equipment.
Design and implement the library media course of study for students ranging from age three through grade six.
Foster a climate that will encourage students and teachers to take full advantage of the library and its resources by communicating effectively with students, faculty, and parents.
Continue to develop the library program, working cooperatively with the Library Director, the Director of Technology, the Lower and Intermediate School division directors, and grade-level teachers.
Work on committees and instructional groups as necessary and complete other school-related duties as assigned.
Cooperate with other local school libraries and public library systems.
Continue to acquire knowledge through training, academic courses, and membership in professional organizations.
Assist with the selection and evaluation of library personnel at the Director of Technology's discretion.
Select and maintain all print and electronic materials necessary for a viable library collection.
Label and administer Fountas and Pinnell books and offer student literacy assessments.
Train all library aides and volunteers in the areas for which they will be responsible.
Administer the budget of the Campus Center Library.
Develop and evaluate the scope and sequence of the library program.
Design functional library arrangements and displays.
Teach appropriate use of library resources through weekly library classes.
Offer reference services to students and faculty.
Model a love of reading and lead the Sunshine Readers’ group and Battle of the Books competition.
Manage a collection of print and electronic materials appropriate to the educational program and student needs.
Provide materials for faculty professional development.
Serve as resource consultant on curriculum to provide coordinated and cooperative student programming.
Teach weekly lower school technology classes and a twice-a-week 6th grade technology elective.
Establish efficient acquisition and processing procedures using the Follett Destiny catalog system.
Manage the MISBO Overdrive electronic book collection records.
Compile essential records and statistics of library operations.
Assure easy access to an up-to-date print and electronic collection.
Demonstrate competency using various technological devices and software programs.
Provide basic technical support for student and teacher questions.
Candidates interested in this position should send their cover letter and resume to Christina Pommer, Library Director via
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