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.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
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.
Interested candidates are invited to apply at http://gosaints.org/jobs