Librarian: K-6

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Summary Information:
Employer: Anchorage School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Elementary
School / Org: Ursa Major Elementary
Location Anchorage, Alaska
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN9609
Posting Date: 1 November 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Anchorage School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Librarian: K-6

Location: Ursa Major Elementary

Additional Information:
Job Summary:
This position requires a valid Alaska certificate and is represented by the Anchorage Education Association (AEA) union. The number of work days is established and salary is based upon the AEA negotiated pay scale. Positions which are .50 to 1.0 FTE are in the Alaska Teachers' Retirement System (TRS), positions which are .40 to .49 FTE are in the Alaska Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Positions which are .39 FTE or less are not eligible for participation in either Alaska retirement system.

This position reports to and is evaluated by the site principal. Elementary librarians instill a love of learning in all students, ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and ensure equitable access to information. Librarians empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information, and collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness. An elementary librarian provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.

Job Requirements:
The following are required:
- Valid Alaska certificate (type C special services or initial, professional, or master) with an endorsement in library science, media services, or school librarian.
- Evidence of content knowledge shown by:
* a posted degree in the content area of this position; or
* a posted minor in the content area of this position; or
* passing Praxis Subject Assessments scores (formerly Praxis II) in the content area of this position; or
* an endorsement in the content area of this position

The following is preferred:
- Master's degree

Essential Job Functions:
The responsibilities listed below are representative of the essential functions of this position. The successful candidate:
- Articulates their philosophy and beliefs, relative to a public school librarian position.
- Describes how those beliefs and practices are tied to current research on effective library practices.
- Identifies and implements the school library media services program to the developmental ability of the students.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the student content standards for school librarians.
- Specifically, that students should:
* understand how information and resources are organized.
* understand and use research processes necessary to locate, evaluate and communicate information and ideas.
* recognize that being an independent reader, listener, and viewer of material in print, non-print, and electronic formats will contribute to personal enjoyment and lifelong learning.
* be aware of the freedom to seek information and possess the confidence to pursue information needs beyond immediately available sources.
* understand ethical, legal, and social behavior with respect to information resources.
- Demonstrates an understanding and application of learning theory.
- Demonstrates the belief that all students can learn.
- Identifies and uses library media strategies and resources appropriate to individual student needs.
- Incorporates characteristics of culture into strategies for learning.
- Demonstrates the knowledge of and access to the ASD curriculum.
- Facilitates and monitors student learning in the library setting.
- Creates an optimum learning environment.
- Partners with teachers, parents, families and the community.
- Participates and contributes to the education profession.
- Other related duties as assigned.

Physical /Mental Demands:
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

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