Year: Full academic year, plus four weeks during the summer (with additional
hours to reassemble the library dependent upon re-opening)
Experience: B.A. and experience as a librarian/media specialist and/or elementary
school teacher preferred. M.L.S strongly desired.
Salary: To be determined based on degrees and experience
The Elementary School Librarian/Media specialist will manage all aspects of the Elementary School Library including management of a collection of 15,000 print and digital materials, teaching library classes to all elementary school children on a fixed- and flexible schedule, working collaboratively with elementary school teachers to enhance curriculum with library/media resources, managing a group of sixty parent volunteers, and working closely with administration and teachers to create a yearly DEI curriculum of community All School Reads monthly read-aloud books and discussion resources.
Responsibilities will include:
Maintaining the library collection to include ordering new materials and weeding out outdated materials
Keeping the electronic catalogue system (Destiny) updated
Attending library professional networking meetings
Teaching classes to groups of 13 children from kindergarten through fifth grade every other week
Teaching small reading groups dependent upon teacher request/student needs (enrichment, support)
Working with the technology coordinator and the homeroom teachers to develop lessons for classes
Organizing a group of parent volunteers to supervise the library at lunch and during classes, shelve books, help decorate the library, and participate in library work-days to attend to the library's need for shelving, decorating and covering books.
Supporting teachers' curricula
Developing the summer reading lists for K-5 in collaboration with homeroom teachers
Developing and updating the core literature lists for each grade in collaboration with homeroom teachers
Organizing special library days to promote excitement about reading different genres
Participating on the Book Swap committee and take significant responsibility for those events along with a select group of parent volunteers
Directing and managing the visiting Author's and Illustrators Visits
Arranging other community programs (ex.: Story Pirates, Special Guests, etc.)
Participating in carpool duties both before and after school
Attending all faculty meetings as required
Participating as a full faculty member in all required activities
Additional hours and an assistant are required when the library is to be re-opened
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Arts from an accredited college or university plus experience as a children's librarian, literacy specialist, or reading specialist.
Teaching experience necessary
MLS strongly preferred
Please send cover letter, resume, statement of librarianship philosophy, and the names of three references with email and phone number contacts to:
One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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