JOB FAIR - Librarian (K-12) for the 2023 - 2024 School Year
Henrico, VA, US
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest county public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skyline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.
Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.
General Statement of Duties
JOB FAIR POSTING
This generic posting is created to generate an applicant pool for the 2023-2024 school year.
School-specific vacancy postings will be forthcoming.
The School Librarian serves three interrelated roles within the school: teacher, instructional partner, and program administrator. While fulfilling these roles, the school librarian empowers students to think, create, share, and grow as they harness curiosity, model responsibility, inspire exploration, promote creativity, and deepen understanding. The school librarian is responsive to the needs of all learners and establishes a stimulating, welcoming environment for students and faculty, promotes lifelong reading and intellectual freedom, and develops a balanced, diverse collection. The school librarian transforms learning by designing life-ready learning experiences and programming which can be student owned, authentic and connected, community supported, and available anytime/anywhere.
Activates a broad-based knowledge of the curriculum and Virginia Standards of Learning to integrate the National School Library Standards with content through both small group and whole class instruction
Plans by reviewing pacing charts and student growth data, and utilizes the HCPS Library Standard Alignment which integrates information literacy skills with curricula appropriate for content and grade level
Takes a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources ethically, effectively, and responsibly
Promotes an appreciation of information literacy and recreational reading for lifelong learning and enjoyment
Delivers information through a variety of creative activities and instructional practices that involve a personalized learning experience
Empowers students as creators
Teaches and promotes the privacy of student data through his or her instruction and role as an educational leader
Creates partnerships and leads beyond the library by attending grade level/department meetings, identifying and developing resources to support curriculum, and creating lessons/activities that utilize the HCPS Library Standard Alignment which integrates information literacy skills with curricula appropriate for content and grade level
Collaborates and co-plans with encore teachers to create integrated, authentic learning experiences
Applies and models use of new Technology, design thinking, and guided inquiry, and promotes effective, responsible use of resources by students and staff
Provides leadership to staff by serving on the leadership team, facilitating personalized professional learning, and coordinating resources and available facilities and services to support the instructional program, and participating in other committees such as Technology and curriculum committees
Creates and maintains equitable access to an inviting, safe environment that fosters intellectual inquiry
Provides flexible extended learning spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration, and community
Ensures equitable digital access, programming, and services in support of the school district's strategic vision
Inspires and supports the reading lives of both students and teachers
Develops and maintains an up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources that supports the curriculum and reflects students' interests
Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (including families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses) to promote engagement and a community of readers
Uses available statistics to assess the library collection and program in order to make related financial and program development decisions
Actively seeks out and writes grants to support instruction and resources for learners
Curates digital resources, coordinates and manages available resources
Keeps abreast of current library and information trends through professional organizations, social networking, literature, and networking with colleagues in other libraries
Serves as an advocate for the library program and its services in the school and community
Current teaching certification with endorsement in Library Media. Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree preferred.
JOB FAIR POSTING
How To Apply
To be considered for the listed vacancy, please upload, mail, fax, or hand-deliver three (3) written references https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/References.pdf , college transcripts, and a copy of your teaching license to:
Henrico County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
P.O. Box 23120
3820 Nine Mile Rd
Henrico, VA 23223-0420
Fax: (804) 652-3763
Henrico County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
EOE/Accommodations Upon Request
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Amount of Travel
Work At Home