Classroom Teacher - Wissahickon Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Miscellaneous
Job Title: Library/Media Specialist
Job Location: Wissahickon Charter School - Awbury Campus
Beginning: Aug 16, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Wissahickon Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Telephone: 267-990-7771
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Job Description:
Key Responsibilities

Library Management
  • Works with on-site leadership team and administrative staff to identify, prioritize, & purchase library materials.
  • Plans and executes book drives and organizes materials collected.
  • Organizes library material, equipment, and facilities for effective and efficient utilization and circulation.
  • Plans, equips and maintains attractive facilities.
  • Sets up and maintains library catalog.
  • Trains staff on library processes and procedures and follows up regularly.
  • Keeps the collection current within constraints of the annual budget by purchasing quality print and non-print materials.
  • Establishes attractive and easily accessible library that is conducive to learning.
  • Effectively utilizes clerical, volunteer, student and/or other personnel to provide quality library service to users.
  • Maintains appropriate records of library materials.
  • Establishes behavioral standards for students in the library.
  • Evaluates and selects materials needed to meet both the curricular and individual needs of students, teachers, and administrators who will be using the library.
  • Determines the needs of teachers and students as a basis for the selection of new materials and equipment.
  • Does a periodic inventory of library collection as well as library AV equipment and library computers.
  • Supervises the withdrawal of outdated and worn out materials.
Teaching
  • Assists students in becoming effective users of library resources.
  • Helps students develop habits of independent reference work and skills in the use of reference material related to school assignments.
  • Through a working knowledge of books and authors in the collection, assists students with reading selections.
  • Is aware of and supports the curriculum through collection development.
  • Provides leadership in all aspects of the school media program.
  • Develops a research and library skills program related to the needs of the students.
  • Guides students in finding and using a wide variety of materials.
  • Instill in students the ability to be motivated learners by promoting the spirit of inquiry and teaching effective fact-finding skills.
  • Plans with teachers, when appropriate, for meaningful and effective grade appropriate reference work and/or literature appreciation activities for their students.
  • Actively plans with teachers and groups of teachers to integrate library services and multimedia materials with the instructional program.
  • Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting.
  • Selects, adapts and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations, skills and learning styles.
  • Follow all requirements regarding lesson planning.
  • Is aware of students' IEP components when necessary. Implements specially designed instruction and provides for IEP goals when appropriate.
  • Works with the supervisor to determine appropriate modes of assessing student outcomes and engagement in class, and grades students.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters in Library Science preferred.
  • PA Library Media Specialist Certificate preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience running a library, preferably in a school setting.
  • Willing and able to comply with all of WCS' COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Passionate about growing readers and creating a culture of reading.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population of students and families.
  • Ability to implement strong classroom management and engaging lessons.
  • High level of personal organization, attention to detail, planning, and follow-through.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students, families, colleagues & supervisors.
  • Process-driven with proven experience multi-tasking, organizing and prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced proficiency in computer skills, including the Google Suite & Google Classroom, and the ability to learn new programs/software quickly.
  • Collaborative work style; maturity, humility, and a sense of humor.
  • Self-directed, proactive and a problem solver.
  • High degree of professionalism and positivity.
  • Belief in WCS' mission and the belief that all children can learn and succeed.
  • Ability to work occasional weeknights and weekends for special events
How to Apply
To be considered, visit our website at http://wissahickoncharter.org/join-our-team and click on the Apply Now button. Please note that a cover letter and resume are require

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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