On the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish ethical and spiritual values, Milken Community Schools develops students with sharp minds, generous hearts, and kind souls. We value each member of our pluralistic community while we foster a deep connection to Israel, a lifelong dedication to the Jewish people, and a passionate commitment to the service of humanity and the perfection of God's world.
The Upper School Teacher Librarian is a full-time member of the upper school faculty, reporting to the Upper School Principal. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment where value is placed on the skills and passions of each discipline within a larger context of school mission and integrative thinking. Primary responsibilities include: providing instruction in and access to information resources; collaborating with the Middle School Librarian to cultivate and support usage of the collection of library, information, and curriculum resources; serving as a student advisor; and collaborating on school-wide programming as necessary and appropriate.
Cultivate a collection that supports the school curriculum and reflects the values, mission, and Portrait of the Graduate of Milken Community Schools
Support relevance of the upper school curriculum by helping teachers to connect course content across academic domains and authentically explore the relationship between course content, the Milken Community Schools mission, and the Portrait of the Graduate
Design and teach research and information literacy lessons that are well-sequenced in terms of content and developmental appropriateness and address contextual and critical research skills, finding and using resources, understanding the difference between primary and secondary documents, evaluating sources, media literacy
Promote and demonstrate the use of new technologies and media to students and adults
Utilize collaborative and individual learning opportunities that support student growth
Develop learning experiences where inquiry, curiosity, and exploration are valued
Create a learning environment where students feel safe and welcome
Place a strong emphasis on learning and the important natural role mistakes play in learning
Demonstrate situational adaptability that balances the needs of social teens, the needs of the lesson/research, and teachable moments
Administer the budget for library resources and programs
Serve as a faculty advisor to a group of 10-12 students
Collaborate on school-wide programming as necessary and appropriate
Engage with students in the classroom, in the library, through office hours, extracurricular activities, clubs, and school-wide programming
Pursue ongoing professional development in the fields of education, information literacy, research, and library science
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, required; master’s degree preferred
Previous teaching experience at the high school level preferred
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
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About Milken Community Schools
On the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish ethical and spiritual values, Milken Community Schools develops students with sharp minds, generous hearts and kind souls. We value each member of our pluralistic community while we foster a deep connection to Israel, a lifelong dedication to the Jewish people, and a passionate commitment to the service of humanity and the perfection of God's world.
Milken Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practices.