Director of Library and Information Services

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Ridgeland, MS United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks a Director of Library and Information Services for the 2023-2024 school year to lead all aspects of the 5th-12th grade library program including: managing the library collection; ensuring that our academic and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school’s educational program; collaborating with faculty to ensure that students gain access to information literacy skills; and overseeing the ordering, purchasing, and inventory of the school’s textbooks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the library’s academic and technical resources advance the school’s education program.

  • Develop policies and programming that will establish standards for and definitions of information literacy and bolster support for library services that contribute to an information-literate student body.

  • Foster an environment of creativity and innovation and instill in students a love of reading and learning.

  • Manage the information services budget.

  • Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, and the instructional strategies of the faculty.

  • Develop and maintain vendor and published relationships with textbook providers regarding textbook selection, price negotiating, discounts, shipping requirements, discrepancies, and invoices.

  • Work closely with faculty for acquisition of textbooks required for students.

  • Place orders and reorders for textbooks in accordance with faculty requisitions and established purchasing procedures.

  • Maintain inventory control of new and used textbooks and faculty editions, and prepare and maintain electronic records related to textbook inventory.

  • Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research.

  • Select, process, and make readily available a variety of resources, including print, digital, and multimedia.

  • Maintain a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers.

  • Provide bibliographic and reference services for faculty and students.

  • Collaborate with faculty to provide instruction for students in the use of library resources, best research practices, and ethical use of information.

  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.

  • Collaborate with technology integration specialists to help manage the middle school’s ERB testing.

  • Stay current on trends in independent schools, particularly information services, by taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional meetings and conferences.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, twelve-month position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science, information studies, or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.

  • A minimum of three years of experience in information services management preferred.

  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enhance student learning.

  • Strong understanding and practice of educational technology.

  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects efficiently and effectively without constant supervision.

  • Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects the values of the school.

  • Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.

  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in Google Suite required.

Contact Information

Interested candidates are invited to apply at http://gosaints.org/jobs

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