Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Assistant Librarian and Media Specialist will assist in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the Oaks Christian School (HS) Library. As the central hub of collaboration and learning within the high school, the library is vital to the continued growth and mission of the school. In alignment with the OCS Portrait of a Graduate, staff within the library work towards the development of knowledge, wisdom, leadership, character, well-being, and community within each OCS student. Staff within the library extend a culture of care that is a hallmark of Oaks and so conducive to learning and growth.
DUTIES & TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCY:
Empower students to be discerning researchers; critical thinkers; curious learners; and collaborative innovators
Assist in developing and coordinating a continuing evaluation of the library state-of-the art media program
Collaborate with teachers, department chairs, and administrators in defining the scope and sequence of the information skills curriculum and integrate it into the overall OCS curriculum
Research current and cutting-edge practices associated with healthy, vibrant, 21st century high school and collegiate libraries while attending workshops and conferences as needed
Help maintain a library culture that is welcoming of students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors; the culture should be vibrant, dynamic, current, and conducive to 21st century learning
Encourage students in the library and atrium to use their time wisely and efficiently; to remain respectful and courteous towards other students; and to be involved in academic conversation taking place in and around the library
Assist in instructing students to access and use print and electronic resources with the purpose of effective research
Assist students with computer and printing needs in the library and how to cite and format documents properly in MLA or Chicago Style
Maintain accurate records towards the successful circulation of books, textbooks, periodicals, and electronic devices
Monitor/schedule library computer lab and atrium in Outlook daily
Work with Parent Volunteers, guiding them on assigned tasks
Catalogue and process new and/or donated books and other media
Develop and implement displays and monthly themes to promote use and exposure of various literature genres and resources
Post pertinent and current information on bulletin board, within the school newsletter, and through various other electronic means (as approved by school leadership)
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of 21st century library methods and procedures
Ability to operate library machines properly
Ability to communicate effectively
(1) year of previous library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities
Master of Library Information Science (MLIS) preferred
Must be willing to work between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm based on school needs
Must be good with young adults
School experience preferred
To apply, please complete an online application on the school's website. Only candidates with online applications will be considered. Thank you in advance.
About Oaks Christian School
Oaks Christian School located in Westlake Village, California, is a Christian, co-educational, college preparatory school serving grades 5-12.
Mission Statement: To dedicate ourselves to Christ in the pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic distinction, while growing in knowledge and wisdom through God's abundant grace.