We are currently searching for a MS librarian for the 2018-2019 school year. The MS librarian will provide effective leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating plans for a comprehensive school library program. The MS librarian will also be responsible for teaching library skills to students in grades 5 through 8, will work closely with the technology coordinator to create programs that foster the development of effective research skills, and will serve as a resource and callaborator for middle school teachers, students, and staff. The MS librarian will work closely with the LS and US librarians in order to enhance the experience for all students JrK-12.
The ideal candidate will have experience as a librarian and a true passion for books and reading, as well as the ability to collaborate, be flexible, form positive, nurturing relationships with middle school students, and understand the necessities of the 21st century library. In addition, he/she will be a lifelong learner, who demonstrates our core values of courage, teamwork, integrity, respect, passion, and kindness.
Develop a MS reading program that inspires a life-long passion for reading
Maintain and develop a collection of resources in various formats that meet the needs of the curriculum and the Cannon School community
Evaluate, promote, and use current and emerging online resources (Ex. EBSCOHost, Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale, Libguides, eBooks, World Book, etc.)
Incorporate iPads, laptops, and eReaders into library services
Work collaboratively with MS teachers to co-teach appropriate lessons
Incorporate social media to promote the library
Assist with programming in the LS and US libraries
Advise and teach based on current needs
Education/Experience Requirements: Candidates should possess an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and at least 2 years of experience in a middle school library.
About Cannon School
Established in 1969, Cannon School is a private independent junior kindergarten through 12th grade college-preparatory institution. Cannon attracts 1,000 students from Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Charlotte, the University City area, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Located on a 65-acre campus on Poplar Tent Road in Concord, Cannon’s 209 full-time faculty and staff members are committed to nurturing relationships at the heart of learning and engaging the learner in a journey of growth.