Tsinghua International School
The School Librarian/Resource Center Teacher at Tsinghua International School (THIS) will hold the key to student learning and growth outside the classroom. As a school focused on high academic expectations and centered on the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge through an Inquiry based learning approach, it is essential that the Librarian be well versed in the range of services from storytelling to senior research.
The Resource Center must function with adherence to the school’s stated Mission and Core Values.
This person will work under the direction of the Academic Vice Principal and will coordinate efforts with the Directors of the Primary and Secondary Divisions.
**NOTE: The Resource Center will be new at THIS for the 2013-14 school year. Therefore the first responsibility will be to organize the new library and continue to order materials books.
Operate the library as a resource center for staff and students.
Provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
Establish and enforce policies and procedures that will ensure an orderly environment.
In cooperation with the Division Directors and teachers develop a schedule for class visitations.
Supervise one or more Resource Assistants.
Utilize the Follett System for book circulation and organization.
Teach a required Research Course to all ninth graders and possibly sixth graders.
Work with teachers to provide instruction related to research at every grade level.
Organize research materials and help teachers gather them for specific projects.
Manage and evaluate databases.
Maintain records of materials and periodicals.
Provide detailed record keeping of late fee assessments.
Order new materials in a timely manner.
Maintain accurate records of material available for check out and return.
Review and evaluate materials for audience appropriateness.
Know the children and provide direction in the reading of books within various genres as well as appropriate reading and maturity levels.
Reach out to the Beijing community for speakers, story tellers, etc.
Involve parents as volunteers.
Organize at least one Reading event involving parents and students each semester.
Involve students as volunteers.
Work with interdisciplinary teams of teachers as well as departments.
Manage the computers and other electronic learning devices located in the Resource Room. Involve the computer technology people as appropriate.
A degree in Library Science
Certification as a School Librarian/ Media Specialist
Knowledge and skills related to educational technology and electronic resources.
Experience working with students from grade 1 – 12.
Native-level English Fluency
Experience with the Follett system.
Salary & Benefits:
Annual salary based on experience and ranges between $30,000 and $48,000 with an additional $600 for a Master’s Degree.
$560 per month toward housing; $721 the second year.
$3,200 toward Health Insurance.
$80 per month added in to cover part of the taxes taken.
A flight to Beijing. Teachers are picked up at the Beijing airport by our staff and transported to the dorm where they may stay for up to 3 weeks without charge while looking for an apartment.
A flight home after school ends in June and after completing the terms of the contract.
School pays for the work visa and Heath Check. The Health Check takes place in Beijing after arrival.
The school will provide an orientation to the school and Beijing for new employees. The orientation will include assistance in finding a suitable apartment.
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Your Name – Position Name” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please state how you heard about the position.
For details, go to http://aied-edu.org/career/school-librarian.html
St. John Fisher College
Provide leadership in assessment from developing a program to communicating results. This position is part of a team of librarians providing reference and instruction services to the campus community. Guide online library instruction for students using the appropriate technology and methods of online pedagogy.
Approximately 20 hours per week, 12 month position, flexibility required
Coordinate assessment of library instruction and services by gathering data, preparing reports, monitoring progress, developing instruments, etc.
Participate in campus assessment activities, such as cooperating with other departments, working with campus assessment software, participating in committees.
Maintain currency with trends and developments in assessment.
Communicate with faculty and guide students in online and satellite programs and other programs as needed.
Provide reference assistance.
Collaborate with faculty on instruction and collection development by identifying opportunities for information literacy instruction, preparing appropriate lessons or tutorials, and ensuring students have access to the resources they need.
Depending on time, skills, and abilities, the Librarian may participate in Outreach, Digital Collections, Special Projects, professional development.
ALA accredited MLS awarded by 9/1/13
Education background preferred
Experience with or a basic understanding of evaluation and assessment.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Knowledge and understanding of information literacy concepts and learning outcomes.
Ability to teach effectively.
Demonstrated strengths in communication and collaboration.
Strong commitment to a user-centered library philosophy.
Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively in a changing environment.
Strong analytical/problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Reference and instruction skills.
Instructional design skills.
Familiarity with assessment planning and data systems.
Familiarity with the information needs of the academic community.
How to Apply:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references.
North Country Library System
The North Country Library System is a State-supported public library cooperative serving sixty-five member public libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego Counties in Northern New York State. The NCLS building is situated on a five acre wooded lot on the Black River just outside of Watertown. A comprehensive renovation of the system headquarters was completed in 2007 and includes a state of the art 23 station computer training lab and meeting rooms with videoconferencing capabilities.
Work Week: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Occasional evenings and Saturdays as needed for Board/Library meetings.
General Consultant for 20 – 30 small and medium sized public libraries.
Advise the staff and trustees of public libraries in many aspects of library operations such as policies and best practices, laws and regulations pertaining to public libraries, planning and administration.
Plan and conduct continuing education classes.
Provide new Library Directors and Trustees with orientation of roles and responsibilities, and NCLS services.
Educate library boards about funding and governance options and assist with funding campaigns.
Attend meetings and conferences for professional development.
MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited library school.
At least five years experience in a public library.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Great attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects.
Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Valid New York State Driver’s License.
Residence in the Watertown area and willingness to travel widely across the system service area.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Administrative experience in public libraries.
Experience working directly with library trustees and municipalities.
Familiarity with web content management systems such as Drupal.
Familiarity with SIRSI or other ILS.
Salary & Benefits:
Annual Salary and Benefits: Salary range: $40,692 – $57,132 dependent upon qualifications. Benefits include 15 paid vacation days per year (increases to 20 days after two years of employment); 13 paid sick days per year; 12 paid holidays per year; four day work weeks from June through August; Health insurance plus employer contributions to a personal Health Savings Account; NY State Employee Retirement Plan; supplemental insurance options.
How to Apply:
Application Period: Applications will be reviewed immediately until position is filled.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: Paulette Roes, Administrative Assistant, North Country Library System, 22072 CR 190, Watertown, New York 13601-0099, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Country Library System is an equal opportunity employer.