Job: High School Librarian

10/19/15 – High School Librarian
American International School of Johannesburg, South Africa

Sarah P’s comments: AISJ is a well-established school with a good reputation.  Reviews of the latest director show an improvement over the last.  Jo’burg does have crime however South Africa is a beautiful country.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or state certification as a school librarian and
have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.
JOB GOALS
•To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
•To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skilful researchers, and ethical users of information
•To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness
•To ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning program.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and school board meetings
• creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
• encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community
• remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs
• collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
• joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
• providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for all staff, including other school librarians
• developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and school board meetings
• creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
• encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community
• remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational
research applicable to school library programs
• collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
• joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
• providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for all staff, including other school librarians
• developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
• evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services
• organizing the collection for maximum and effective use reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
• using information for defined and self-defined purposes
• ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with AISJ long-range strategic plans
• preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support
specific program goals
• establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that
assure appropriate resources are available when needed
• Other duties as assigned.
SCHOOL HOURS
7:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon
day, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and
7:10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday
CONTACT
For more information contact Geoff Smith, High School Principal at recruitment@aisj-jhb.com
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