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Lower School Librarian
Annunciation Orthodox School
Houston, TX

Full-Time, 10-Month Academic Position
Reports to Director of Libraries and Head of Lower School

Position Purpose: The Lower School Librarian values the mission of the school, a school for “hearts and minds,” and is committed to creating an inviting environment that engages students in lifelong learning. In collaboration with faculty, this educator designs, implements, and teaches a reading and information literacy program for grades K-4, a program that instills a love of learning, fosters multiple literacies, and empowers students to be enthusiastic readers, responsible users of information, and creative and critical thinkers.

Qualifications and Skills:
Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Two to three years’ experience as a lower school teacher librarian, preferred
Book ordering, cataloging and circulation, and inventory
Broad-based reader with a proficient knowledge of literature and resources
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, supported by a sense of humor
Proficient communicator who works effectively with faculty and students
Creativity, knowledge, and willingness to promote the library
Knowledgeable in the inquiry learning model and visual thinking process
Knowledgeable about child development so as to plan literacy programs
A demonstrated learner within a digital environment and facilitator in using online catalog, audiobooks, LibGuides, blogs, and databases
Experience in maintaining a library, media, and design space that affords zones for reading, collaboration, research, and creation
Enthusiastic collaborator with parents and library volunteers
Adheres to ALA and AASL professional standards for librarians

Key Responsibilities:

Instructional partner with faculty
Collaborate with faculty to teach literacy skills in connection with subject area goals
Provide training and resources to teachers to demonstrate best teaching practices

Librarian as teacher of literacy and research skills
Create a culture of student learning through inquiry learning and visual thinking
Create activities for scheduled library visits to teach information literacy skills
Design programs that engage students in a love of reading and exploration

Collection development and management of library resources
Become an expert on best resources, in all formats, for the LS library collection
Showcase fiction and nonfiction collection through blogs and attractive displays

Additional Duties:
Attends faculty and professional development meetings and performs other
duties and responsibilities as assigned. Attends weekly chapel.

Physical Demands
Physical demands in performing the librarian job include climbing stairs; stooping and bending to shelve books; pushing heavy book carts; and occasionally lifting boxes up to 20 lbs. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and office equipment.

Email Address:
Phone: 713-470-5600 Ext. 5685

• Location: Houston

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