As a part of the Graland Information Services team, the Lower School Library Teacher will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to support student learning using 21st century skills that incorporate the use of literacy, information literacy and technology. This includes partnering with the the Lead Librarian to develop and maintain information literacy and technology standards for students, faculty and staff. The Lower School Library Teacher will instruct and help students, faculty, and staff to effectively navigate the modern library.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Master of Library Science (MLS), English degree (B.A, M.A), and or similar background preferred.
Teaching experience required
Working knowledge of children’s and young adult literature
* Wide depth of experience in technology and its applications • Ability to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers • Ability to teach students how to be discerning, technologically literate and ethical information users and creators • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with students and faculty with various backgrounds and skill levels • Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources • Communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students, faculty, and parents
Teach Lower School Library Classes • Strong knowledge of content area, teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to lower school learners and readers. • Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and the sequence of library and information literacy curriculum. • Ability to align curriculum with national and state standards for information and technology literacy including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). • Strong classroom management, communication, organization and planning skills. • Demonstrate problem-solving skills through collaborative work with students, teachers, parents and administrators. • Willing to support and actively participate in a professional learning community. • Participate collaboratively in teaching teams to design curriculum and pursue best teaching practice.
Library Support • Provide a functional and inviting library that supports school curriculum and recreational reading. • Inform students, faculty/staff, parents and other members of the Graland community of available library resources, their location and use. • Assist with the selection and ordering of library materials appropriate to student and staff instructional needs. • Utilize cataloging skills in maintaining an updated library catalog and in preparing materials for processing. • Conduct continuous review and evaluation of library materials and assists with the annual inventory of library materials. • Participate fully as a member of the information literacy and technology team and perform related duties as assigned to support and meet the mission of the Graland Library. • Other duties as assigned
Technology Integration & Professional Development • Curriculum Development
Collaborate to develop information literacy standards for students that are developmentally appropriate for each grade level
Support teachers in curriculum development and lesson plan development and keep them aware of available correlated library materials
Maintain and enhance expertise by seeking out and attending workshops, conferences, in-service sessions and other professional development opportunities. • Participate fully as a member of the information literacy and technology team, including providing faculty/staff development and technical support and meeting regularly with the Lead Librarian. • Teach and model the appropriate use of information literacy and technology throughout the school, including following and enforcing the school’s Acceptable Use Policy. • Assist faculty/staff in learning new technologies and applications via individual and small group instruction • Serve as resource to classroom teachers for curriculum research and integration • Assist with school-wide support requests for the operation of instructional technology systems.
About Graland Country Day School
Graland Country Day School is a dynamic learning community having a commitment to academics, athletics, the arts, diversity, service learning, and community responsibility for children from pre kindergarten through the 8th grade. The school balances strong traditions with a progressive orientation for student learning. Teachers at Graland are highly valued as educators and challenged to model life-long learning as they grow both professionally and personally. Over 50% of faculty hold advanced degrees and many have been at Graland for 10 or more years. The school strongly encourages and supports a wide variety of professional development opportunities for its faculty.
Graland is centrally located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver, near the Cherry Creek district and three miles from the center of Denver – allowing for a quality of life that combines living in an urban environment with the ability to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the beautiful Rocky Mountain region