Quioccasin Middle School-Librarian (#588101)
Serves three interrelated roles within the school: teacher, instructional partner, and program administrator. The library information specialist models and inspires the intellectual curiosity essential for lifelong learning, promotes intellectual freedom, develops a balanced collection and designs innovative activities and lessons. Teacher: *Utilizes a broad-based knowledge of the curriculum and Virginia Standards of Learning to integrate research skills with content through both small group and whole class instruction. *Takes a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources effectively and responsibly. *Promotes an appreciation of information literacy and recreational reading for lifelong learning and enjoyment. *Plans, teaches, and evaluates cooperatively with teachers to ensure the effective integration of information resources and technologies into student learning. *Delivers information through a variety of creative activities and instructional practices that involve multiple learning styles. *Instructional Partner: *Plans collaboratively with colleagues to identify and develop resources and create lessons/activities that integrate information literacy skills with curricula appropriate for content and grade level. *Creates partnerships by attending grade level/department meetings, reviewing pacing charts, serving on the school's leadership team, and participating in other committees such as technology and curriculum committees. *Applies new technology to the library media program, including instructional design and the promotion of effective, responsible media use by faculty. *Provides technology leadership to staff by coordinating resources and available facilities and services to support the instructional program. *Program Administrator: *Creates and maintains an inviting, safe environment that fosters intellectual inquiry. *Develops and maintains an up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources that supports the curriculum and reflects students' interests. *Uses available statistics to assess the library collection and program in order to make related financial and program development decisions. *Coordinates and manages available resources. *Keeps abreast of current library and information trends through professional organizations, literature, and networking with colleagues in other libraries. *Serves as an advocate for the library program and its services in the school and community.