School Librarian - Pinewood
Overview of the Position pinewood crest
The Pinewood Librarian is responsible for the management and development of the Mary Glyn Hick library. As a member of a professional staff, his/her duties and responsibilities reflect the value Pinewood places on the cultivation of curious, creative and caring thinkers, student success, and professional growth. The Librarian is a whole-school position at Pinewood. This affords an opportunity to provide support and guidance in a unique way. S/he will, therefore, have a range of responsibilities inside the Mary Glyn Hick Library as well as opportunities for teaching and learning, curriculum development, resource development, text editing and information literacy. The Librarian will embrace the mission, vision and core values of the schools.
NOTE: At present, Pinewood’s Library, the Mary Glyn Hick Library, is located on the Thermi campus. In the next 2 years, the school will relocate to its new campus at Anatolia College. There, Pinewood will establish the Mary Glyn Hick Library in the Elementary building and a Reading Room, serving as a subset of the Mary Glyn Hick Library, in the Secondary building. The Librarian will manage and operate both parts of the Library.
Scope of the Position
The librarian reports to the Pinewood Head of School / Vice President for the International School and works closely with the Pinewood Principals, Instructional Leader, IB Coordinator, students and teachers, and with the Anatolia Director of Libraries & Archives and other institutional librarians. The position is full-time.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Degree or approved library qualifications or Chartered Librarian qualifications desired. Previous experience with running a school library desired.
Collection Development and Management
Maintain print resources and digital platforms in the library
Catalogue new additions to the collection and process paperback books for shelving
Remain current with high quality picture books, children’s literature, and young adult literature
Remain current with regards to IB and other relevant educational publications
Order general circulation resources and digital resource banks, etc. as needed
Organize and display existing and new resources
Manage a Library budget
Ensure students are familiar with a range of formats and genres
Encourage and promote a love for reading
Expose students to quality literature from a range of cultures covering current and classic themes relevant to today’s youth
Collaborate with teachers to develop rich reading programs, including knowledge of the Elementary school’s reading program (TCRWP)
Advise parents regarding their children’s reading needs
Organize and promote Scholastic Reader book orders (or other relevant services)
Teaching and Learning
Teach introductory library skills to Early Years, Elementary & Middle school students
Develop MS / HS / IB students’ research and citation skills (digital and print)
Collaborate effectively with subject and classroom teachers as they plan and deliver units; develop and promote information literacy through the units
Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of current teaching practices
Provide relevant professional development for teachers in line with the librarian’s role
Collaborate with all librarians in the Anatolia College institution
Maintain the Pinewood Library website (upon development)
Information Literacy and ICT
Manage purchases of databases and other content
Provide support regarding the acquisition and use of Library digital platforms
Understand and use Pinewood’s LMS and SIS platforms
Advocate for student information literacy
Maintain and update displays to promote library activities, events and special visitors
Maintain an inviting, friendly and safe learning environment in the library
Ensure the library space(s) is/are a functional space for different kinds of learning
Provide editing services for the school administration
Attend faculty meetings as called by the President and/or Principals
Chaperone special school activities on a rotational basis
Participate in professional development activities throughout the year
Participate in evening sessions to meet with parents/guardians Adheres to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for the Librarian (see below)
NAIS Principles of Good Practice for the Librarian
As a member of the staff, the librarian partners with teaching colleagues to integrate information, technology, and research skills into the curriculum.
The librarian motivates and guides students to appreciate literature and reading.
The librarian teaches information-seeking, critical analysis of sources, citation methods, synthesis, and the ethical use of information, and is thus a strong resource to students, teachers, and the school.
The librarian provides intellectual, physical, and virtual access to print and digital learning materials that are efficiently organized and conveniently stored according to accepted standards.
The librarian evaluates continually the currency, quality, depth, and breadth of the collection.
The librarian understands the school's curriculum so that he or she can develop a collection that coordinates with long-term teaching goals as well as current and emerging needs.
The librarian maintains a facility that is active, inviting, and conducive to student and faculty learning.
The librarian utilizes a variety of interactive tools to provide services, information, and tutorials to the learning community.
The librarian encourages both formal and informal input from the school community into the types, quality, and format of the information resources provided.
The librarian partners with the school administration to provide knowledge, vision, and leadership to plan for change and the future success of the library program and thus guarantees that the library facilities, collection, and staffing will continue to meet the needs of the school over time.
The librarian assesses the effectiveness of the library media program on an ongoing, regular basis.
The librarian leads the school community in support of the principles of intellectual freedom, free inquiry, and equal access to information.
The librarian offers professional growth opportunities (e.g. workshops, reading groups) for faculty on topics of current and emerging importance.
The librarian maintains a personal commitment to professional growth by remaining current in the fields of library and information science, education, and emerging technologies.
Method of application
Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and CV, both in English, to firstname.lastname@example.org.