May 11, 2020

School Librarian

  • TrulyHired
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Master's degree or higher from a recognized accredited college or university;Valid Texas teaching certificate;Minimum of two (2) years of successful experience as a classroom teacher or school librarian;A valid Texas Learning Resources Specialist certificate, Learning Resources endorsement, Professional Library Learning Resources Specialist certification, or School Librarian certificate;Proven leadership in library media services and/or instructional skills to work with staff, students, families, and communities;Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;Knowledge of library and information science; andAbility to instruct and work with students.

Probationary/Term Contract: 188 days


Pay Grade T60 (Teacher Classification) as set by the Board of Trustees for school year 2020-2021


Administrative Leadership
Works cooperatively with other school librarians in the district to assure a cohesive K-12 Library program.Operates and supervises the library.Prepares, administers, and maintains accurate records related to the library budget.Evaluates, selects and orders new instructional materials, digital resources, equipment, and furniture for the library.Provides reference service and readers' advisory.Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all print and non-print materials.Maintains an efficient system for circulation, retrieval, maintenance and storage of equipment, digital resources, and print materials.Trains and supervises all library staff and library volunteers in the performance of their duties.Arranges for inter-library loan of materials.Schedules the use of the library for maximum accessibility to equipment, digital resources, print materials, and library space.Weeds materials from the collection according to the district library policy and procedure manual and the CREW guidelines.Coordinates the services of the school library through partnerships with public and stateMaintains accurate records of the library's holdings and statistics, as needed.Creates an appropriate climate in the library that reflects the philosophy of the school and district.Participates actively in professional library organizations.Sustains knowledge of current literature, as related to the library patrons, as well as the professional library.Supports and enforces the district's acceptable use policy.
Provides orientation programs.Provides formal and informal instruction of library resources for students and staff.Encourages the love of reading through book talks, reading incentives, etc.Assists students in the selection of library resources.Teaches research skills and inquiry methods to students and staff through whole group instruction and/or individually.Promotes the critical role of information literacy and essential skills needed for a 21st century learner.
Collaborates with staff for effective use of library services, resources, and facilities.Assists staff and students in the use of technology.Works cooperatively with staff on the selection of instructional resources.Collaborates with other librarians to plan effective library programs .
Public Relations
Keeps principal, staff, students and parents informed of library program goals, objectives, and resources.Schedules library programs to enrich students' literary experiences. (i.e. author/illustrator visits, storytellers, book fairs, book clubs, etc.)Creates and maintains a positive and welcoming climate in the library.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping and bending.

Lifting, pulling and pushing moderate to heavy loads.


Open year round

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  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
Employer Description
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas, is committed to hiring outstanding applicants who meet our district standards. As the third largest school district in Texas, we hire top talent from all around the nation to educate our more than 118,000 students. CFISD is comprised of more than 17,000 employees committed to providing a quality education to each student encouraging collaboration and community among employees. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is a destination district and a great landing spot to begin of continue your career in education!

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