Information Literacy Teacher/Library Media Specialist

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Start Date
08/01/2022

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION / POSITION SUMMARY:


Yorkville CUSD 115 has an opening for a 1.0 FTE Information Literacy position. This position will be 0.5 FTE at Yorkville Grade School and 0.5 FTE at Bristol Grade School.
This position requires a friendly and enthusiastic individual with experience teaching technology and information literacy standards. 

The goals of the position are to:

  • Ensure that students and staff are effective, ethical uses and creators of information and ideas
  • Provide intellectual and physical access to materials in multiple formats
  • Collaborate with other teachers in providing instruction that fosters competence
  • Promote enjoyment of, and appreciation for, reading.

General responsibilities include:
  • Developing lessons and instruction that are aligned to local, state, and national standards.
  • Developing short- and long-range goals that guide the development of the library media program in alignment with school and district goals.
  • Assisting students and teachers in locating and using information resources.
  • Utilizing current research, reading strategies, and instructional methods.
  • Collaborating with other teachers to utilize print and electronic resources and to integrate technology.
  • Facilitating the use of emerging technologies
  • Developing a variety of formal and informal assessments to monitor student growth.
  • Maintaining attractive and inviting physical and online spaces that promote participatory learning experiences.
  • Evaluating and selecting material and technology that support the district curriculum.
  • Implementing a collection development policy with special emphasis on selection and procedures for weeding.
  • Overseeing a library media program budget that reflects the priorities of the entire school community.
  • Evaluating library programs, services, facilities, and resources to ensure optimum use.
  • Acting as a catalyst to integrate information literacy standards into the school curriculum.
  • Assist students in the development of research skills through supporting students in generating questions on a given topic or problem.
  • Assist students in creating a research question, following the research process, and compiling, evaluate, and presenting a product that communicates the results of the research to an intended audience.
  • Instruct students to apply digital tools to collaborate and communicate.
  • Instruct students to locate, extract and cite relevant information to answer a research question. 
  • Instruct students to evaluate the ethical use of digital property and digital safety.
  • Utilize the math, ELA, and science curriculum as a basis for building the skills noted above.

Position includes access to benefits. 

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:


Current Illinois Professional Educator License with an Elementary and Library Media Specialist or Library Information endorsements. Technology endorsement a plus.

Posted By

Yorkville CUSD 115

920 Prairie Crossing Drive , Yorkville, IL 60560
 

At the following locations

Yorkville Grade School and Bristol Grade School

201 W. Somonauk St. , Yorkville, IL 60560