Jackson, MS United States
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks a Lower School Librarian to oversee all aspects of the library program and ensure that the library’s academic and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school’s educational program for pre-K3 through 4th grade.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepare engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.
- Utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
- Integrate meaningful and effective technology in the classroom.
- Participate in the continuing development of an inquiry-based curriculum that prepares students to be critical, independent thinkers.
- 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.
- Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, and the instructional strategies of the faculty.
- 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.
- Demonstrate strong classroom management.
- Monitor students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicate these when necessary to parents/guardians and administrators.
- Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
- 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.
This is a full-time, twelve-month position. As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.
- 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 to enhance student learning.
- Strong understanding and practice of educational technology and elementary-level pedagogy.
- 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 that 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.
To apply, visit gosaints.org/jobs.