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Posted
December 26, 2021
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Position
Library Media Specialist
Description
Mirman School seeks an experienced full-time Library Media Specialist who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to providing resources and education to our entire learning community. They work with teachers to provide resources that enhance the curriculum in alignment with our school’s mission and Statement of Inclusivity. The Library Media Specialist supports our students in becoming information literate and provides students and families with resources for personal and academic exploration. Through the lens of social justice and our Core Values, students will be supported in becoming media literate, critical thinking digital citizens. This embodies the following: (1) learning how to make connections to the world around us through literature and media, (2) learning how to discern information (how to make good choices, evaluate resources, and think critically), (3) building a strong foundation in researching skills and resource selection, and (4) learning how to ask/formulate questions that lead to action.

At Mirman School, we work collaboratively to support our unique population of highly gifted learners. We have a firm commitment to educating the whole child, and nurturing talents in all dimensions — academic, kinesthetic, and artistic. By fully integrating a commitment to inclusivity as well as a strong social emotional learning curriculum, we challenge our students and each other to be dynamic problem-solvers and thoughtful citizens of this increasingly complex society.

Mirman School actively seeks to enhance and support diversity and inclusion within its community, and is an equal opportunity employer. Mirman School encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
Responsibilities:

Management of the Library Collection and Digital Resources
● Order new books and weed collection to be updated, current, and aligned with our core values and reflect diverse authors and content
● Catalog and process new resources (books, magazines, videos, etc)
● Repair books as needed
● Read literature reviews
● Collaborate with teachers to support their curricular needs with diverse resources that are reflective of the voices of our student body
● Review books and digital resources for content aligned with our school’s mission, Core Values, and Statement of Inclusivity
● Work with students to explore and support out their interests and passions
● Maintain and purchase digital resources (eBooks, Databases, websites, etc.) based on curricular needs
● Create pathfinders (subject specific digital suggestions of resources to use while researching)
● Maintain and create online digital catalog (Destiny Follett)
● Create culturally responsive resources such as book lists and digital resources for teachers and students

Instruction of Media, Research, and Digital Citizenship Skills
● Teach students in how to find and use information using print and digital sources for research
● Teach researching and information literacy skills (how to think critically, use, analyze, and evaluate informational resources)
● Work with students to make connections to literature, community, self, and research
● Assist students in research projects
● Introduce students to new books/resources related to class work and leisure
● Work with teachers to assist them with research/assignments
● Collaborate and integrate with teachers how to make connections from the skills they learn in the classroom and apply them to research
● Teach students how to formulate questions, utilize resources, assess resources and self, collaborate, find details, reflect and create
● Teach students how to be respectful members of a community (digital and physical) by creating and implementing a digital citizenship curriculum
● Teach students how to make connections to their community and the world around them (global thinking) via books, digital resources, and innovative projects
● Collaborate with teachers to integrate research/assignments
● Provide resources for teachers

Raise Funds for the Library
● Organize the annual Book Fair(s)

Additional Responsibilities
● The Library Media Specialist performs additional responsibilities as determined.

Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree in Library Media preferred
● 3-5 years job related experience
● Prior background in K-8 education
● Able to work positively with students, parents, faculty and administration
● Excellent communications and collaborative skills, creativity, and a high degree of self-direction and flexibility
● Able to pass state and federal background checks and have clear TB results upon hire
● Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment exhibiting the qualities of an adult learner dedicated to their craft
● Compassionate to the early childhood and middle school experiences
● Culturally competent and engaged community learner
● Exhibit enthusiasm and commitment to the vision, mission, and guiding principles of the school
● Experience working with highly gifted children preferred

Mirman School offers a robust benefits package to full time employees which includes medical, dental, and vision coverages. Eligible employees may also participate in the 403(b) retirement plan. Mirman also offers opportunities for the professional development of our faculty and administrators. If interested in applying, please visit our website at mirman.org and provide a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Contact
Jodi Jacobsen
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