Derby Academy seeks a Lower and Middle School Librarian/Instructional Technologist for the 2017-18 school year.
Goals of Position:
Ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, and assess student learning
Roles and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with classroom teachers as partners in instructional process, and design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry, information literacies, and critical thinking
Foster a creative, flexible environment within a professional, neat physical space that establishes the library as an essential part of the learning community
Promote a love of reading and lifelong learning, as well as the ethical use of information
Provide and plan for ongoing professional development for faculty in collaboration with division heads, director of teaching and learning, and head librarian
Through implementation of a school-wide, scaffolded program, teach students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
Evaluate, promote, and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
Stay current in professional practices, educational research and maintain professional memberships
Develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
Manage library outreach efforts, including visiting authors, and partnerships with other libraries and agencies
Manage parent volunteers in LS and Terry libraries
Establish and implement procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats
Teach weekly library classes for grades PK-3
Collaborate with faculty in grades PK-5 to effectively integrate technology into curriculum, including co-teaching during IPC and other classroom periods as needed
Present regularly at faculty meetings as part of ongoing professional development in technology and information sciences
Complete arrival, dismissal, lunch and recess duties as assigned
Write narrative comments for student progress reports
Other duties as assigned
Derby Academy is a fully accredited, non-denominational institution; we serve approximately 330 students, with a school philosophy and mission to “Improve Both Mind and Heart”. Our program emphasizes a well-balanced education with challenging academics, enriching arts programs, team sports and physical education.
Qualified candidates should submit C.V. and references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO phone calls, please.
Master’s degree in education, library science, or instructional technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven skills in collaboration and instructional leadership
Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.