The librarian position at St. Johns Country Day School is an instructional role responsible for teaching all aspects of information literacy, ensuring that all students and staff are effective and ethical users of information.
A qualified candidate will empower students to be critical thinkers and skillful researchers through a guided inquiry process as well as develop St. Johns into a community of readers.
The candidate will be an instructional leader, advocating and communicating for a strong school library program that is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of St. Johns, and is an integral component of the academic program.
Cultivate an innovative school library program through the strategic initiatives of the Future-Ready Librarian framework, specifically-
Build instructional partnerships
Empower students as creators
Curate digital resources and tools
Facilitate professional learning
Provide collaborative spaces
Promote collaborative leadership
Implement the shared foundations and key commitments of the AASL Standards Framework for School Librarians.
Collaboratively teach information literacy in conjunction with the classroom curriculum for all students, grades PK-12, curating resources for lessons as needed.
Teach the AP Research course for seniors, and help facilitate the AP Capstone program in conjunction with the Director of Curriculum and content-area teachers.
Facilitate four-week sessions on future-ready skills to Middle and Upper School students as part of the St. Johns Foundations program.
Promote reading for enjoyment through Florida’s student-choice reading award programs.
Manage all aspects of the Heinrich Learning Resource Center, including the weeding and growth of the library collection; the organization, flexible scheduling, and use of space; the circulation of materials; preparation and administration of the school library program budget; supervision of support staff; and design of an inviting, visually-rich learning environment.
Manage the MakerSpace as an area conducive to active and participatory learning.
A highly qualified candidate will hold a masters degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited program and a state certification in educational media or equivalent.
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: A salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications is paid to employees annually. Full time employees are eligible for our benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, tuition remission, professional development/education funds and the ability to participate in the school's 403(b) retirement program.