Lower School Librarian 2021-2022

Charlotte Country Day School

Posted: December 8, 2020
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POSITION TITLE: Lower School Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Lower School

REPORTS TO: Head of the Lower School

FLSA: Exempt

TERM: 10 month

 

POSITION PURPOSE:  Country Day is seeking a Lower School Librarian who is student-centered, creating a warm, inviting classroom environment for young learners to develop a passion for literature and inquiry. Students should be empowered to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, and researchers. We value a librarian who will ensure that our collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and topics, and who will think creatively about the important role of the library in 21st century learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Instruction and Collaboration

  • Teach Lower School library classes 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Collaborate regularly with base classroom teachers to support curriculum and student learning.

Administrative

  • Report to Division Head 
  • Supervise library staff and determine duties
  • Prepare and manage yearly budget
  • Serve on the Curriculum Leadership Team and Academic Council
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Head of Library Volunteers for staffing and training of parent volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Maintenance of the Collections and the Facility

  • Select and purchase appropriate and diverse materials in all formats
  • Devise and maintain a collection development plan for library collections
  • Collect, evaluate, and report usage statistics
  • Oversee cataloging and processing of materials, inventory of collections, maintenance and upkeep of the library facility
  • Other duties as assigned 

Professional

  • Maintain professional relationships and communication with Middle and Upper School librarians as part of the Curriculum Leadership Team
  • Maintain and participate in relevant professional organizations to stay abreast of trends and new knowledge pertaining to education, technology, information literacy, and innovative library programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in Library Sciences, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience as librarian
  • Team working and management experience
  • Strong IT skills and mastery of library management systems
  • Enthusiasm for continual changes in the fields of education and library and information sciences
  • Experience managing a budget and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse faculty and student populations

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Ability to relate and interact with children and faculty
  • Energetic and eager to engage actively with students and parent community
  • Appreciation for diversity and committed to the goal of maintaining an authentic, inclusive community

 

It is the policy of Charlotte Country Day School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.  This policy extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, training, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.