Friendship Public Charter School

Librarian

Vacancy for School Year
2021-22
Class
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Southeast Middle School Campus

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Southeast?


At Southeast Elementary and Middle, every student is nurtured in an individually paced learning environment. Guided by the award-winning Every Child Ready instructional model, pre-K3-4 teachers work through academically centered themes such as Family and Community, Not All That Different, and Space and Astronomy to instill the skills necessary for lifelong learning. No matter the student’s academic, social or emotional development, Southeast teachers meet each learner at his or her level to ensure growth and school readiness.

Students in grades K-5 follow a challenging and culturally diverse curriculum that develops strong foundations in English and language arts, mathematics, science and social studies while developing character traits such as hard work, critical thinking, and teamwork. One of the few D.C. campuses with an in-house library, Southeast empowers students to explore classic and contemporary books, art and music as part of their daily school experience.

Friendship Southeast Middle nurtures young dreamers who will design and build our future.

By providing a rigorous academic curriculum that rewards innovative thinking and integrates STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) experiences into daily instruction, Southeast instills in students the foundations not only for college readiness but for lifetime STEM excellence.

Friendship opened Southeast in 2005 on the site of a former charter school. Following a $15 million investment, the new Southeast campus emerged complete with new classrooms, a gymnasium, a student dining hall, an interactive library and a technology-rich SmartLab.

Overview

Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.

Since our founding in 1997, we have grown to serve over 4,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12thgrade and we more than doubled the number of communities in which we are located. We have a team of hundreds of dedicated staff who work every day to provide our students with the experience they need to succeed in college and in life – and their work has resulted in student achievement that has gained national recognition. 

When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses learning and information needs of students and staff;
  • Plans and works collaboratively with teachers to use appropriate resources that address curricular needs and learning goals;
  • Instructs students and staff in the effective use of the media center, its resources, and the current technologies necessary to access the resources and information; Incorporates information literacy into day--to--day instruction; 
  • Advocates and promotes reading and life--long learning through motivational activities;
  • Adheres to and communicates copyright as well as other laws and guidelines pertaining to the distribution and ethical use of all resources;
  • Works cooperatively with other libraries and agencies to share resources that enhance teaching and learning;
  • Organizes school library media facilities and resources in a manner that supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and maximizes intellectual and physical access to resources;
  • Encourages the widest possible use of print and electronic resources and services ---- within the school library media center, throughout the school, and through remote access;
  • Develops and implements an ongoing collection development and evaluation planning process, that focuses on a variety of formats and resources to meet diverse learning needs;
  • Prepares budget requests, administers library budgets, and maintains appropriate records;
  • Evaluates and selects resources that build a collection addressing curricular needs and learning goals in collaboration with teachers, technology staff, and students;
  • Evaluates the school library media program on a continual basis according to accepted standards of quality;
  • Interacts effectively with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community to promote and expand the school library media program;
  • Prepares and submits accurate reports as required; and
  • Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required 
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related fields, preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of children’s literature 
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information in a professional manner with parents, students, faculty and staff 
  • Prior experience working with children in grades K - 8 
  • Experience using and maintaining research databases 
  • Ability to manage a Library Management Software system
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Required: Fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the last dose of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine). Religious or medical exemptions may apply.

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