(20170626) School-wide Lead Librarian

Position Title:School-wide Lead Librarian 

Qualifications:Masters of Library/Information Sciences and teaching experience 

Period of Appointment:One-Year Contract 




The ideal school-wide lead librarian candidate understands the power and impact of progressive education in a dual language setting and has experience with child-centered, differentiated curricula. S/he brings a positive attitude to the literacy center and greater community and looks forward to overseeing an academically rigorous, creative library program, one that validates and supports each child. It is essential that the lead librarian candidate possess flexibility, strong communication skills, a passion for working with children and their families, the willingness to collaborate and reflect on one's practice, and a sense of humor.  

The objectives of teaching at DSHK include: tailoring each student's program to his or her needs, interests, and abilities; promoting independence and dependability; fostering a climate that leads to bilingualism, bi-literacy, and multiculturalism; and enhancing the student's social skills and sense of responsibility towards others. The lead librarian will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to assist in establishing the vision, guidelines and procedures for the DSHK library and ensure that the library program is an integral part of the instructional program of the school. The lead librarian will collaboratively plan, develop, and administer the library program to accomplish the goals and objectives agreed upon by the entire DSHK learning community.  


The DSHK Lead Librarian is expected to: 


Pedagogical Leadership 


  • participate in the curriculum development process to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy). 

  • collaborate with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking.   

  • participate in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual Lab instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.  

  • join with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. 

  • ensure that summative and formative assessments, including identified essential instructional strategies, are in place for individual students 

  • share expertise by presenting at Divisional meetings and parent meetings 

  • create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with DSHK staff 

Posted Date: 
06/26/2017 to 07/26/2017