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High School Librarian - 24/25 SY

Employer
Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Location
Fredericksburg, VA, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Details

Spotyslvania County Public Schools is seeking a School Librarian to join the team at Chancellor High School, home of the Chargers! Serving in five interrelated roles (teacher, instructional partner, program administrator, leader, and information specialist), the School Librarian manages the library as a flexible, multi-tasked learning environment and designs a school library program, establishing goals that ensure efficient operation and optimal service for all stakeholders.

This multifaceted role ensures that each day is a new story with an exciting adventure to discover. In fact, this opportunity could be the next chapter in your career! Don't let it pass you by - Apply today!

Essential Job Functions:
  • Leads by modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources effectively and responsibly.
  • Provides active learning experiences and opportunities to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Assesses student learning before, during, and after lessons; alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Promotes reading in traditional and innovative ways such as social media, digital media and print.
  • Develops initiatives to encourage and engage learners in reading, writing, and listening for understanding and enjoyment.
  • Leads instruction in digital literacy and internet safety.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers and other specialists to develop instructionally sound assignments that include key critical thinking, literacy and social skills, and instructional technology.
  • Creates partnerships by attending grade level/department meetings, reviewing pacing charts, serving on the school's leadership team, and participating in other committees such as technology and curriculum committees.
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the school library programs and student achievement.
  • Creates and maintains an inviting, safe, and respectful learning environment that fosters intellectual inquiry.
  • Collaborates with teaching staff to create an environment conducive to active and participatory learning and ensure resource-based instructional practices.
  • Ensures flexible and equitable access to resources that support the student's academic and personal learning needs.
  • Develops and maintains an up-to-date collection of print and non-print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles, and the instructional strategies used throughout the school community, and reflect students' interests.
  • Uses available statistics to make data-driven financial and program development decisions regarding the library collection and program.
  • Manages the duties of the library staff and volunteers in the media center.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues and administration to establish evidence-based, measurable goals driven by the school improvement plan and to assist with evaluating the effectiveness and quality of the school library program.
  • Ensures the effective integration of the state and local learning standards and the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries through coaching and cooperative teaching methods.
  • Serves as an advocate for the school's library programs and services by utilizing various communication and technology tools.
  • Participates in professional growth activities that enhance knowledge of best practices in school library programs.
  • Collaborates with staff to select, implement, and adapt information literacy skills to support curriculum across all content areas.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in selecting, acquiring, evaluating, and organizing information resources and technologies in all formats.
  • Ensures equitable and ethical use of information.
  • Prompts students to follow an inquiry process as they ask questions, evaluates and collects information from multiple sources to construct understanding by thinking critically.
  • Encourages the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning.
  • Provides 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Assumes a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and leverage resources effectively and responsibly for students, staff, and administration.
  • Works with staff, administration and other specialists to ensure that information literacy skills are embedded systematically throughout the school and the library instructional program.
Education and Experience:

Required
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to obtain appropriate license(s) and/or endorsement(s) as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board
  • An acceptable rating of prior teaching experience, as applicable.
Preferred
  • Postgraduate Certification in School Librarianship from an accredited college or university
  • Currently possesses a Virginia Collegiate Professional or Postgraduate Professional License within a specific endorsement area(s)
  • Prior experience serving as a School Librarian within a public school system
About Spotsylvania County Public Schools:

Comprised of 31 schools and home to a diverse student population of over 24,000, Spotsylvania County Public Schools is one of the largest School Divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

So what sets us apart? Choosing SCPS means joining a highly collaborative team of professionals who inspire, challenge and support one another to be their very best everyday. As a team member, you become part of something much bigger - Your success directly influences our student's success. Here, YOU make a difference.

The financial benefits of working for Spotsylvania County Public Schools include a competitive salary, monthly PTO accrual, robust healthcare benefit plans, enrollment or transition into the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) with defined contributions and potential employer match, FMLA and Short-Term Disability leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), and employer paid Life Insurance.

To learn more about Spotsylvania County Public Schools and our teams, please visit our website at https://www.spotsylvania.k12.va.us/ .

Employment Terms: Employment may be offered as a 10-Month (200 Day), 10.5-Month (210 Day) - OR- 11-Month (220 Day) contract, at a minimum of 7.5 hours worked per day. This position is evaluated annually.

Together, we prepare our students for their future. We look forward to welcoming you to the #WeAreSpotsy team.

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Spotsylvania County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to non-discrimination in the workplace.

Criminal record and background checks will be completed after an offer is made.

Company

Spotsylvania County Public Schools is a diverse, suburban/rural county located between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. We are home to
17 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 5 high schools, a Career & Technical Center, an Educational & Cultural Center, and a Commonwealth Governor’s School. Our community offers a wide array of top quality educational, cultural, and entertainment options for residents and visitors.
Whether you prefer the city, the mountains, or the beach…all are easily accessible within a short drive.

Spotsylvania County Public Schools offers a robust compensation package that includes high-quality health
insurance options, a superior retirement plan, and life and disability insurance programs. Our Total Compensation
Package is one of the many reasons Spotsylvania County is the right place for you to teach, learn, and live.
Your future is bright with "Spotsy"!

Company info
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Telephone
5408342500
Location
8020 River Stone Drive
Fredericksburg
Virginia
22407
US

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