Hazen Union School is seeking an energetic individual to be responsible for working collaboratively with school administration and staff to develop a library program that supports the curriculum; provides instructional leadership for the teaching of literacy skills; develops and maintains a media center collection rich in both print and non-print materials; and manages the media center as a flexible, multi-task, welcoming learning environment.
This person will manage the day-to-day operations of the school library, such as:
- Use standard library procedures to research, develop, acquire, organize, maintain and make available a balanced and diverse collection of current information, resources, and technology tools for teachers and students for an enhanced and engaging learning environment which are aligned with relevant Information Literacy and Educational Technology Standards (NETS-S), 21st Century Skills Framework.
- Work collaboratively with classroom teachers, and learning specialists to design and implement standards-based instruction that supports progress in achieving Vermont’s Communication Standards and the Common Core State Standards and Learning Opportunities in all content areas through information literacy and information technology resources consistent with the Information Literacy Standards and the 21st Century Skills Framework.
- Provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats.
- Ensure the equitable and ethical use of information.
- Teach students to follow an inquiry process as they ask questions, evaluate, and collect information from multiple sources to construct understanding by thinking critically. Encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning.
- Assume a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources effectively and responsibly for students, staff, and administration.
- Work with staff, administration and other specialists to ensure that information literacy skills are embedded systematically throughout the school and the library instructional program.
- Develop and maintain an up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles, the instructional strategies used, and reflect students’ interests.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists to develop assignments that are instructional sound and include key critical thinking, literacy and social skills, and instructional technology.
- Ensure flexible and equitable access to resources that support the student’s academic and personal learning needs.
For more detail and to apply online, visit: OSSU.org
– Posted July 13, 2020