Lower School Librarian

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
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.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type:

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.

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 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.

Contact Information

To apply, visit gosaints.org/jobs.

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