Director of Blanchette Learning Commons/Full-Time Librarian
April 26, 2019
August 1, 2019
Providence Catholic High School
Placement on the appropriate step of the teacher's salary schedule.
This position is accountable to the Principal.
Faith Community Affairs
- Ensures that the Library policies and procedures reflect the Catholic identity of the school.
- Serves as a role model and witness to our faith community.
- Embraces the Augustinian Values of Truth, Unity and Love.
Library Affairs - Administrator of the Library Media Program
- Develops short and long-range goals which guide the development of the Library Media Program.
- Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation of the Library Media Program (e.g., selection, circulation, scheduling).
- Plans and implements technologically advanced facility and programs.
- Actively serves on committees integrating technology.
- Prepares and administers library budget to reflect the needs of the entire school community.
- Evaluates library programs, services, facilities and materials to insure optimum use of the library and its resources.
- Meets periodically with administrators to evaluate the Library Media Program.
- Helps with selection, trains, and supervises Library Media Assistant and adult volunteers, to perform duties efficiently.
- Evaluates Library Media Assistant.
- Selects resources and technology which support the school's curriculum and educational philosophy.
- Withdraws obsolete and worn materials.
- Classifies, catalogs, processes and organizes for circulation the educational media and technology for easy access and circulation.
- Establishes and follows procedures for maintenance and repair of all media.
- Maintains a current inventory of holdings.
- Maintains the library to the functional, attractive and orderly environment which encourages maximum use, focusing on student achievement.
Library Affairs - Teacher, Collaborator, and Instructional Partner
- Teaches information literacy skills as an integral part of units and lessons.
- Teaches students and teachers how to access, evaluate, and use the Internet and online library catalogs and online databases.
- Manages student behavior in a constructive manner.
- Coordinates with Technology Department in presenting technology in-service programs for teachers.
- Regularly interacts with students on a one to one basis, providing assistance and instruction as needed.
- Equips students and teachers with skills to be effective users of ideas and information.
- Empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
- Instills a love of learning in all students and ensures equitable access to information.
- Assists teachers and students in applying information resources and information literacy skills into classroom curriculum using new technologies.
- Promotes maximum use of the library by establishing policies and procedures of flexible access to facilitate and promote student achievement.
- Serves on committees involved with designing learning activities for students, curriculum revision and/or textbook adoption (e.g., curriculum, textbook, technology, instructional practices. . .).
- Plans and/or participates in special projects or proposals.
- Plans cooperatively with teachers to integrate research, information retrieval skills, and literature appreciation into the curriculum.
- Helps teachers develop instructional activities which stress interdisciplinary strategies.
- Collaborates with teachers to integrate new media/technology formats into the curriculum.
Library Affairs - Information Specialist
- Pursues opportunities to learn more about LIS and school libraries/media centers.
- Provides access to professional materials and information for school staff.
- Adheres to and informs faculty and staff of established laws, policies, rules and regulations (including copyright laws).
- Submits accurate reports promptly.
- Participates in various professional organizations and activities which relate to library media and technology (i.e. visits other libraries, continuing education courses, workshops and conferences; presents at professional meetings).
- Utilizes current research and methods in areas of technology, teaching, learning and library and information science.
- Promotes the Library Bill of Rights/Intellectual Freedom.
- Promotes a positive relationship with students, staff and community.
- Publicizes the library programs, services and materials through newsletters, announcements and in other creative ways.
- Networks with other libraries and shares resources.
- Submits to administrators and faculty, statistical reports which support Library Media Program goals.
- Other duties as assigned by the Principal.
Qualifications: MLS or MLIS, Teaching Certification or Licensure with a Library Media endorsement
- State of Illinois Teaching License Required
- High School Classroom Teaching Experience Strongly Preferred
- Experiences/Abilities working in Professional Learning Communities Preferred