Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks qualified candidate to fill a full time head librarian position. As a full time member of the faculty, the librarian establishes, implements, directs, and evaluates the objectives and procedures of the school library according to the philosophy of the school. An ideal candidate is dynamic, committed to learning and growing as a professional, willing and able to collaborate with colleagues, and experienced in educational and library best practices.
- Empowers students to be critical thinkers, life-long readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information and ideas.
- Collaborates with classroom teachers to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
- Updates instructional and library-related professional skills through attending conferences, participating in continuing education opportunities, and scholarship.
- Maintains an active presence in the local, regional, and national educational technology and library communities.
- Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library program is aligned with the school’s goals, objectives, and mission.
- Fosters a library space that is vibrant, welcoming, and conducive to deep thought, authentic inquiry, and collaboration.
- Oversees all aspects of library spaces, collections, and instruction.
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the library, including budget, program, collection development, circulation, volunteer training/coordination, and physical space.
- Supervises and manages library assistants.
- Manages and develops the school historical archives.
- Guides students and faculty as they seek access to information.
- Plans, teaches, and co-teaches lessons in the library and other classroom spaces.
- Trains and supports the community in use of the library, its resources, and academic technology.
- Master's Degree (MLS, MLIS, or related field strongly preferred)
- Library and/or classroom teaching experience
- Forward-thinking vision and a demonstrated interest in exploring ways literature, media, technology, and other library resources can transform learning
- Proven collaborator with a history of working closely with a variety of colleagues
- Expertise with project-based learning and educational technology