Summary: Maintains library collections of books, serial publications, documents, multimedia, and other materials, and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Aligns the library’s mission with the mission and objectives of the school.
Assists students and staff with research skills and resources.
Collaborates with teachers within units of instruction on the use of resources and tools.
Helps instill a love of creating, learning, reading, writing, sharing, …
Provides equitable access to information and resources.
Advocates for the library and promotes the library as an essential part of the learning community.
Assists students who wish to read and learn for pleasure and academics.
Assists with library technology and digital resources and other library equipment.
Collaborates with teachers as a partner in the instructional process as needed.
Cooperates and networks with other libraries.
Evaluates or provides educational technologies or resources to support learning/teaching, which includes collection development and OPAC.
Develops, maintains, and purchases library resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, staff, and instruction within the school community.
Fosters a creative, flexible library environment as a part of the learning community.
Has procedures for selection and circulation and deaccession of resources and materials.
Manages budget, expenses, equipment and resources which support the library mission.
May offer special events or promotions or outreach activities
Promotes the ethical use of information such as, copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
Provides and helps plan “In Context” informational instruction with the teacher.
Serves on decision making teams or committees.
Stays current in professional development and belongs to national and state library associations.
MacDuffie is a small, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12, located in Granby, MA. The school has a very diverse student body. Students represent over 20 countries, as well as a number of local municipalities throughout the Pioneer Valley.
MacDuffie's students compete with their peers on standardized test scores (APs, SATs, ACTs, National Language Exams, etc....), and 100% go to colleges of their choice, including many that are highly selective. About a third of students participate in the arts, and about two thirds in athletics, with some overlap between the groups. The arts programs are highly developed, and every year several students are accepted at prestigious professional schools. Students treat each other and members of the faculty with kindness and consideration, with little delineation between grades or cliques.
Students and faculty have a natural and nurturing relationship, based on mutual respect and interest.