Library Co-ordinator, Junior School

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Library Co-ordinator, Junior School
Full-Time Permanent
On-Site
Commencing in August 2024
Salary Range: $55,000 – $60,000/year

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For over 155 years, The Bishop Strachan School has been a beacon of empowerment, shaping talented girls into fearless women ready to conquer the world with intellectual curiosity, agility, and compassion. We are a vibrant educational institution committed to nurturing a culture of learning and exploration. Our Learning Commons (Library) serves as the heart of our community, providing a space for students, faculty, and staff to engage, discover, and grow.

The Learning Commons (Library) Co-ordinator, Junior School, oversees the daily programming and operations of the Learning Commons area for our Junior School, focusing on creating a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning. They collaborate with community members to co-create resource guides and recommend resource materials to faculty and students. Collaborating with other Learning Commons staff, they identify the necessary information technology competencies and information literacy skills and work with faculty to weave those skills into student curriculum aligned learning.  The LC Co-ordinator works in a procedural, consensus-building manner with faculty, students, parents, and staff in keeping with the school’s vision, mission and values.

What You’ll Do:

* Engages students with care and enthusiasm, supporting reading selection.
* Supports student-centered programming like read-alouds, reading circles, and book selection.
* Assists students in developing research skills and selecting appropriate resources.
* Promotes access to all library resources, print and digital.
* Provides reader’s advisory and promotes recreational reading.
* Collaborates with faculty to support student inquiry and information literacy.
* Manages periodical subscriptions and collaborates on selection.
* Assists patrons with information needs and manages circulation tasks.
* Oversees library space, showcases student work, and organizes events.
* Maintains library materials, manages inventory, and promotes information literacy and digital citizenship.

Who You Are:

* Graduate of a Library Technician Program with an emphasis on media and digital literacies
* Experience working with students aged 3 to 12
* Competence in the effective use of online Library databases and other digital and online resources
* Keen interest in and understanding of emerging technologies
* Advanced familiarity with library OPACs (Destiny) is an asset
* Physical ability to perform shelving duties
* A growth mindset of continuous improvement and learning
* Culturally competent with a positive attitude toward cultural uniqueness and a readiness to accept and respect others
* Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Why Work at BSS?

At BSS, we value and recognize the following core competencies in our employees; trust and integrity, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, initiative, community focused and strong communication skills. Our employees are lifelong learners and apply these core competencies in all aspects of the school environment.

Additionally, BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:
* Extensive health and dental benefits package
* Eligible to participate in the BSS Pension Plan with up to 8% match
* Lunch provided everyday!
* Use of on-site fitness center
* Professional Learning opportunities
* And a chance to be part of a great community!

BSS Values Diversity

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should visit our website and click Apply Now.

We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1920 or by email at hradmin@bss.on.ca . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit www.bss.on.ca.