The Librarian fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by planning, guiding, and evaluating the effectiveness of the school library and media center. The Librarian provides the appropriate learning atmosphere and activities designed to support the school's instructional program. The Librarian has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school; acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church; supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese. Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters; communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals; encourages the use of the library by faculty and students; follows school policies in selecting materials; organizes and supervises the circulation of library materials; provides library services and materials to meet the needs of teachers and students; establishes library policies and procedures; selects and orders books, periodicals, vertical file material, picture collections, audiovisual hardware and software, appropriate computer discs and programs, materials for professional collection with approval of the principal; maintains library records, statistics, and database; weeds the materials collection; selects the materials for rebinding and repair; insures volume number and references are in compliance with accreditation standards; supervises shelf reading, takes inventory, and keeps the library in order; provides an opportunity for teacher and student participation in the selection of library materials; demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits; maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff; collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning; conferences with parents upon request and responds to messages in a timely manner; demonstrates a willingness to respond to individual learning needs; prepares publicity, displays and bulletin boards material; coordinates local book fair and other fundraising activities related to the library.
Knowledge of basic teachings of the Catholic church and of child development, learning, and behavior. Able to manage student behavior in library setting, communicate effectively in both written and verbal form, and work well with others in the school community. Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously, motivating and engaging students in the learning process, organizing and relating information in an understandable format, job appropriate technology, and critical thinking and planning.
Meets the minimum requirements for librarian as set forth by the Diocese and TCCED