Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to all teachers and students.
Stays current and updates library-related skills/materials through professional development.
Teaches students how to locate, evaluate, and use online resources and cite resources.
Manages and identifies appropriate and high-quality digital resources/websites for all units of study.
Creates Haiku pages to house digital resources for all units.
Initiates outreach to Middle and Upper School teachers and schedules teachers and students for library-based/in-classroom instruction to assist them with print and digital resources for research and other projects.
Stays current on all curriculum units and contributes to all Upper and Middle School teacher Haiku sites.
Creates videos and other materials to market new books and resources.
Works with students to create video book reviews with Animoto, iMovie, and PhotoBooth.
Demonstrates effective and developmentally appropriate book selection strategies to students and appropriate research and book search skills to students and teachers.
Models effective and developmentally appropriate book talking and sharing skills.
Integrates technology into student learning experiences and tailors instruction to meet the needs of students.
Creates an environment promoting free inquiry and exposing students to a broad range of ideas.
Meets all standards of professional conduct as expected by the department and the school.
Staffs Middle and Upper School libraries and provides assistance to students, teachers, and parents with reference, research, circulation, and reader’s advisory.
Keeps all sections of the library free from clutter and fully accessible to students and teachers.
Creates bibliographies, displays, bulletin boards, etc., to support school themes, extend classroom learning, and promote interest in reading.
Expands access to information through use of online resources and interlibrary loans.
Assists with planning and implementing library policies, procedures, and programs.
Collection Development and Maintenance
Assists with setup and maintenance of automated catalog and circulation system.
Classifies, catalogs, and circulates library materials and instructs students and staff in use of library system.
Selects and processes new materials to maintain a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials.
Supports the mission, curriculum, and interest and skill levels of Middle and Upper School students and teachers.
Utilizes professional reviews, publication dates, and curriculum needs when placing orders.
Assists with regular inventory and weeds obsolete and worn materials on a regular basis.
Attends faculty meetings to stay current on curriculum development and student issues.
Curriculum and Teaching Responsibilities
Helps students develop attitudes, habits, and skills to enable them to become lifelong readers and learners.
Collaborates with classroom teachers in preparing and delivering lessons that make effective use of information resources and incorporate use of information literacy skill.
Recommends and supplies teachers with current print and digital curricular/literacy resources.
Teaches library, reference, research, and book search and selection skills as developmentally appropriate and in the context of classroom-based projects.
Teaches an 8th grade course, “Information/Media Literacy,” as part of our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Presents and shares library resources (print and digital) at faculty and department meetings.
Serves as staff resource on library-related issues such as copyright and intellectual freedom.
Reading Guidance and Collaborative Responsibilities
Demonstrates a love of reading and a vast and current knowledge of teen literature.
Develops and maintains an active reader’s advisory service by collaborating with teachers and reading specialist regarding individual students’ abilities and skills.
Coordinates mobile book talks and book cart classroom visits to all Middle School grades every six weeks.
Markets new print and digital material through book talks, outreach e-mails, Haiku sites, etc.
Assists with book fairs, other special events, and summer reading book lists and selections.
At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in education with a school library certification or a library science degree.
At least two years of experience working with middle/high school students with online databases and other digital resources.
Experience in/knowledge of acquiring and managing eBook collections.
Experience in/knowledge of developing social media strategies to increase access and create an online presence.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to develop and implement library programs and collection development that supports the Middle and Upper School divisions’ curriculum, reading assessments, and to utilize teaching best practices.
Strong background in teen and YA literature, digital resources, and information literacy.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment for middle and upper grade literature, literacy, and research instruction and/or support.
Ability to provide activities that encourage healthy growth/immersion in books, literacy, and lifelong learning.
Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline, in addition to 1:1 laptop management.
Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Strong digital skills with experience in social media and the use of student-oriented content-creation tools.
Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on all areas of responsibility.
Ability to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for students, teachers, parents, and volunteers.
Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
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Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unp...aralleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.