Specific responsibilities and expectations for a K-12 Librarian at P.K. Yonge are as follows:
· Provide instruction in locating, analyzing, and effectively using information resources for all curriculum needs.
· Collaborate with instructors to provide K-12 spiraling instruction in information literacy skills linked to the school curriculum.
· Encourage students to maximize the use of information in various formats including print, electronic, and network.
· Promote the ethical use of information technology.
· Customize instruction to serve diverse learners through varying instructional activities, integrating technology, and promoting models of information acquisition and use.
· Promote student reading of both fiction and non-fiction as a lifelong activity.
· Knowledgeable about contemporary and classic children's and young adult literature.
· Orient and train all students and staff in all library media center services and resources, including the use of available UF library resources.
· As a school faculty member, participate in school committees and serve as an advocate for the school library media program.
· Contribute to planning for future library media center construction.
· Select and evaluate library media center information resources that provide a wide variety of materials to support the learning needs of a K-12 school.
· Provide instruction in online research strategies.
· Administer library media center functions such as scheduling, budget, supplies, reports, and ongoing collection development.
· Maintain, manage, organize, and supervise the library collection, including the acquisition and withdrawal of materials as necessary.
· Supervise and train staff, students, and volunteers who work in the library media center.
· Promote and publicize the use of the library media center as an environment for learning and enjoyment, including regular communication with school staff regarding library activities and programs.
· Design appropriate accommodations to support academic success for a diverse group of students including both struggling and advanced learners
· Incorporate effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning and collaboration
· Maintain regular communication with all stakeholders (electronically, face-to-face conferences)
· Participate in teacher inquiry (research) to support continuous program improvement
· Commit to continuous professional learning and ongoing reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students
Commensurate with education and experience
(1) a Master's degree (preferably in School Library Media); candidates with Bachelor's degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master's degree within three years of hire
(2) Florida certification (K-12 Media Specialist)
(3) excellent oral and written communication skills
(4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds
3+ years of experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The anticipated start date is August 1, 2017. This position is a 10-month appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.ufl.edu and submit.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload:
(1) A cover letter or letter of application
(2) A complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references
(3) Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
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