The Upper School Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Upper School Library program.
Under the direction of the Upper School Director the Upper School Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Upper School (US) Library program. The essential duties and responsibilities are:
Develop, implement, and evaluate operational procedures and policies.
Set annual goals, develop strategies to implement them, and measure accomplishments
Work with the Business Manager to determine the budget; pay all invoices and balance the monthly budget. Direct the selection, acquisition, and weeding of materials and equipment to provide a balanced, updated collection, taking into consideration book reviews, vendor presentations, faculty suggestions, and current collection development tools.
Catalog and process all materials; maintain the online catalog.
Evaluate, purchase, and maintain the online database subscriptions.
Perform circulation desk duties.
Assist in the maintenance of a clean and orderly environment.
Coordinate the use of the Library, including the conference rooms.
Maintain and update the library website; provide suggested links and access to online library subscriptions.
Instructional & Curricular Support:
Assist students with the development of information-, media-, and technology-literacy skills.
Inform students and faculty about programs and resources.
Plan and implement with teachers a curriculum-based program that sequentially integrates the use of library materials and information technologies into the curriculum; provide library, research, and bibliographic instruction to students.
Participate in grade level, department and school curriculum development
Foster the love of reading by providing readers’ advisory services to teachers, parents, and students.
Ensure the appropriate behavior of students in the library.
Serve as an Upper School Advisor.
Support the leaders of the Upper School Book Club.
Represent the US Library at various committee meetings.
Take an active part in the life of the school community.
Support and advise the Friends of the Library.
Maintain a relationship with the local Palos Verdes Library.
Keep abreast of developments in the library field through library literature, professional organizations, and continuing education.
Represent Chadwick at local, regional, and national library meetings and conferences.
Complete other duties as may be assigned.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCES, AND SKILLS
Masters in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution.
Professional experience as a school librarian, ideally in an independent school setting.
Ideal candidates possess a student-centered nature with strong collaborative and interpersonal skills.
Possesses curiosity, a love of learning, flexibility, a sense of humor, and enjoys working in a team-based environment.
Additional Salary Information: Based on years of experience and degree
Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on a hill overlooking mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a boarding school in the 1930's in what was then a remote area of Los Angeles County, the school has retained its rural charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Thirty-three faculty and staff families reside on c...ampus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations.
The school is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the character and individual gifts of its students. The school’s challenging academic offerings are therefore complemented by extensive programs in community service, outdoor education, athletics and the arts, in which virtually all students participate.
Chadwick is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and race, or any other applicable law prohibiting discrimination in employment. This commitment applies to all employees and agents of the school, including the headmaster, division and department directors, supervisors and co-workers.