Date Posted: 26 October, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Charlotte Latin School has an exciting opportunity for a Middle School Librarian. Latin is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized librarian who is highly versed in middle school research, literature, teaching methods and learning styles. This position is ideal for individuals with a particular passion for middle school students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Creates a joyful, vibrant and welcoming environment
Maintains an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to research instruction, independent and group work
Organizes the collection and library space for maximum and effective use
Promotes a lifelong love of reading and a robust reading culture through regularly scheduled book clubs, book talks, book awards, displays, etc.
Advocates for and appreciates Middle School students
Collaborates with classroom teachers on their individual curriculums, as well as the librarys information literacy curriculum
Empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
Supports student research by teaching students to find appropriate sources of information and consider diverse viewpoints
Demonstrates familiarity with copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assists users with their understanding and observation of the same
Provides individual assistance and instruction to students, faculty and School community in the use of library resources
Remains current in professional practices and developments, information technologies and educational research applicable to School Library programs.
Develops collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, the instructional strategies of the Schools faculty, and the School’s mission
Ensures the library collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and topics
Oversees the maintenance of the Middle School librarys collection, including circulation, collection development, inventory, and evaluation
Manages and documents the use of the Middle/Upper School Library Book Budget in collaboration with the Upper School and Head Librarians
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in an academic discipline; Masters degree in Library Science preferred
Experience working with Middle School Children in a library setting preferred
Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Active member in professional organizations such as ALA, AISL, NCSLMA and AASL
Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enable/enhance student learning
Knowledge and experience in child development, educational practices, and culturally responsive collection management.
Knowledge of Apple environment, Google Workspace as well as familiarity with online catalog software and online database providers (Folett Destiny Library Manager, LibGuides)
Exceptional organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to performs work with a constant awareness of improving processes necessary for positive growth
Can identify multiple projects and prioritize them in order to meet required deadlines
Patience, dedication, compassion, and respect for students.
A strong desire to participate in the whole life of the school
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial, and collaborative environment
Adheres to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity, and maturity
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Date Posted: November 17, 2021