Thursday, March 01, 2018

Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator - Forman School

Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator - Forman School, Litchfield. Job Summary: The Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator reports directly to the dean of faculty. S/he is responsible for all aspects of the library programs and facilities, supervises library staff, and seeks to ensure that the library's academic and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school's educational program. S/he will collaborate closely with the director of studies, the director of information technology, and the faculty.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The librarian/director of library and information services will: Ensure that the library's academic and technical resources advance the school's educational program. Collaborate with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process. Develop policies and programming that will establish standards for and definitions of information literacy and bolster support for library services that contribute to an information-literate student body. Collaborate with academic departments/discipline-specific coordinators on specific needs and growth opportunities. Foster an environment of creativity and innovation, and a love of reading and learning. Research and evaluate new and emerging information technologies. Prepare and manage the library budget. Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, the instructional strategies of the school's faculty, and the school's mission. In coordination with the technology department, evaluate and purchase technical equipment. Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research. Select, process, and make readily available a variety of resources, including print, digital, and multimedia. Maintain a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers. Provide bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students. Provide instruction for students in the use of library resources. Promote the ethical use of information. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers. Instill a love of reading and learning in students and ensure their equitable access to information. Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of other library professionals and volunteers. Maintain regular contact with stakeholders through school publications and online media. Act as an advocate of the library, share expertise at faculty meetings, serve on academic committees, and take an active role in accreditation processes. Network with local librarians, maintain active memberships in professional associations, and promote the school in the wider community. Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities. Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.
     Other Duties: Include any other duties that may be required of the position, such as coaching responsibilities, dorm duties, advising, or other specific duties. Be sure to include any job duties unique to the position such as work hours, travel, evening and weekend duties, public appearances, etc.
     Common Qualification Requirements: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field strongly preferred. Additional degree in Education a plus. 5+ years of experience in library program management. Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role a plus. Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enable/enhance student learning. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented. Committed to diversity. Passionate about working with and inspiring students.
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     Forman School, Inc. is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. It is the policy of Forman School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran's status, genetic predisposition or any other legally protected status.