The Full-time Teacher Librarian/Instructional Technologist is responsible for supporting the library program and integrating technology into the classroom.
Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative teacher librarian and instructional technologist. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the exciting process of developing the CSUS Middle School library program as the Middle School moves to a new campus in August, 2017. This will include creating and integrating an effective research curriculum, utilizing print, media, and database technologies, assisting the Director of Educational Technology with tech integration across the curriculum, and identifying opportunities for the library to support curricular units in all subject areas. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the library and its collection and working with students to ensure they acquire researching skills.
Below are specific attributes, experiences and skills for both aspects of the positions
The ideal Middle School Teacher Librarian:
- Works with the CIO and the Upper School Librarian to develop and deliver the new Learning Commons educational program
- Establishes and maintains a welcoming, well-used and well-supervised space that supports the CSUS learning community
- Processes the Middle School library catalog, library webpages, and library research guides
- Collaborates with teachers to support the effective integration of information and communication skills and technologies to enhance student learning
- Teaches students, staff and community how to access, evaluate, use, share, and create information from a variety of sources
- Models and promotes literacy and the enjoyment of reading in all media formats
- Develops the collection of print and electronic materials to support reading for pleasure as well as the school's educational curriculum
- Works as a full member of the Middle School teaching team, including serving as a student advisor and other duties as needed
- Supports the school’s communication strategies, including communication with the community about the Learning Commons resources and programs
- Assists with supervisory and chaperoning duties as required
- Develops an integrated curriculum
- Assists in managing the entire collection: acquisition, cataloging, weeding, and circulation of all materials
- Manages magazine subscriptions and routing
- Participates in the activities of the broader Crystal School community, which may include advising a student book club
The ideal Middle School Instructional Technologist:
- Enjoys collaborating with students and colleagues
- Has experience developing, supporting, and monitoring implementation of technology initiatives.
- Is able to instruct faculty who possess different levels of technical proficiency. Communicates and collaborates effectively with faculty, administration, and students.
- Possesses strong interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills to effectively facilitate peer coaching, staff development, and student technical support.
- Has a working knowledge of educational technologies and basic computer troubleshooting skills
- Has device knowledge of iPad, Chromebook and Mac
- Has a working knowledge of Google Apps for Education
- Facilitates school-based high quality professional development, working with teachers (one-on-one and in groups) to refine their knowledge and skills around using technology as a tool to enhance instruction across all content areas
- Provides in-class coaching, peer observation and modeling of classroom instructional strategies and multiple technologies (software/hardware); develops technology infused lesson plans with teachers based on varied student needs
- Works collaboratively with the Librarian(s) to integrate research skills into the classroom
- Support students, teachers and staff at all levels of expertise in their progress at using technology
- Collaborates with the school’s curriculum leadership and the Technology Department to plan and facilitates the most effective use of instructional technology.
- Keeps abreast of and evaluate emerging technologies and technology integration through professional growth and development activities.
- Provides professional learning opportunities aligned with National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-T) and assists teachers in developing professional development plans involving technology integration.
- Assists the Technology Department in their 1:1 iPad monitoring, collection, MDM Configuration and regular deployment of all student and faculty iPads.
The ideal candidate will have:
- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution (or be currently enrolled in such a program) or comparable experience
- Three years of experience working with and enjoyment of Middle and Upper school students
- Fluency in using and teaching information literacy skills
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Demonstrated cultural competency
- Commitment to school Mission, values and vision
Success Factors/Core Competencies?:
- This job operates in a professional educational environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.
- This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and lifting is required. This would require the ability to lift files up to 40 lbs., open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.