||The Upper School Librarian / Media Specialist is responsible for all Library services to students, parents and staff
||1st round of interviews: Week of 24th of October 2016 (through Skype)
2nd round of interviews: End of November/Beginning of December 2016
||Leadership, inspiration and support. A competitive salary scale with a range of benefits and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information, please visit our website (www.islux.lu).
||Please submit your online application in English through ISL’s Careers webpage: ISL application link
|Profile: (training, experience, skills and aptitudes necessary to do the job)
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferably a teaching degree or one in Library and Information Sciences.
- Excellent skills and experience with collection maintenance and development of a modern school Library collection, in print and online, in English, but preferably also experience with French and German collections.
- At least two years’ experience working in an international school environment as a full-time school librarian with responsibility for the teaching of information literacy;
- An understanding of the student body in international schools, with the emphasis on diversity of culture and experience with students who are English Language Learners.
- An international outlook, with network connections with school Librarians all over the world.
- Experience with international school curricula, in particular the International Baccalaureate and the IGCSE;
- Strong interpersonal skills to support and work with teachers and students in their research efforts and to promote reading throughout the school.
- Excellent ICT skills (online databases, e-books, social media) as well as experience with library information systems (preferably Follett Destiny).
- The ability to raise the profile of the Library and promote reading throughout the school via different channels, including social media, reading events, visiting authors, etc.
- Strong administrative skills, to efficiently manage the Library budget and conduct necessary ordering of Library resources in an organised manner.
- Fluency in English (near-native level); preferably some knowledge of French and German;
|The successful candidates must:
- Be passionate and enthusiastic about students and their education and instilling a love of reading in everyone at ISL;
- Be innovative in library media and information literacy;
- Be responsible for own learning and well-being: value continuous learning, collaborative work, self-reflection, and resiliency;
- Be confident and motivated in working with students, parents and colleagues: build and maintain partnerships;
- Be pro-active, well-organised and discrete;
- Be adaptable to a wide range of situations, work independently as well as part of a collaborative team;
- Be an effective communicator by reading, writing, speaking and listening confidently and reflectively as well as asking questions appropriately;
- Be committed to the health, safety & security of children, including child protection issues;
- Demonstrate ethical behaviour in and out of the School;
- Be a contributor to the World, culturally sensitive, create a caring environment for students and display care, empathy and consideration for others.
|Among main responsibilities:
|Facility and Resources management
- Establish and manage the Upper School library budget in collaboration with the Upper School Principal
- Purchase, in consultation with colleagues, suitable resources, equipment, furniture and supplies for the Upper School Library.
- Catalogue and prepare for circulation all materials received, in the school’s Library information system.
- Manage and maintain the school’s Library information system at a whole school’s administrator level, so that circulation of all materials will run smoothly.
- Troubleshoot any technical issues with the school’s Library information system, in close consultation with the Lower School Library staff and the IT Manager.
- Promote all the Library resources to the staff on a regular basis to ensure maximum use and to enhance continuing professional development.
- Ensure that the collection is kept current, up-to-date and relevant to an international school, as well as making sure that is easily accessible for all members of the community.
- Making sure the Library is an attractive, well-organised and welcoming physical and virtual environment where every member of the ISL community feels comfortable.
- Oversee the circulation of all the Upper School’s student textbooks, together with the Library Teaching Assistant.
Teaching and curriculum
- Provide library induction and ongoing support for all teachers and students.
- Work in partnership with teachers, the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning and the ICT Facilitators on incorporating information fluency and technology skills throughout the curriculum.
- In collaboration with teachers, guiding students through every aspect of the research process, from asking the right question to finding appropriate information, evaluating information and teaching academic honesty.
- Offer professional development opportunities to the teachers to keep them up-to-date on teaching resources, best practices in teaching information fluency, technology in education, and reading.
- Promote reading actively throughout the school in a variety of ways (for example booktalks, reading lists, reading challenges, Book Week, author visits and workshops, Summer Reading programs and other promotional activities).
- Collaborate closely with the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning and Dean of External Programmes to provide resources to support the curriculum to enhance student learning and teacher practice.
- Teaching the IB Diploma students best research practice, in particular for Extended Essays and ToK Essays.
Staff management and other duties
- Willing to be an advisor or homeroom teacher.
- Supervise and direct the work of the Library Assistant, volunteers and student assistants.
- Liaise on a regular basis with the Upper School Principal.
- Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Upper School Principal or the Director.