The PYP Librarian is responsible for all library academic and administrative procedures. The PYP Librarian will always provide active and dynamic leadership and support. Consistent with school policies, the Teacher Librarian will be responsible for the following key objectives:
v To successfully manage the library, establishing goals and expectations with both staff and learners to ensure that it is used to its maximum potential.
v To ensure that the resourcing of the library meets teaching goals across the school for the Primary Years Programme.
v To be directly involved in teaching and learning across the school, aligning the use of the library to the school goals.
v To promote and participate in staff learning and development.
v To be available to teach classes as required, ensuring high standards of learning that meet with the school vision and mission.
Key duties of the PYP Librarian
• Contribute to the development of whole school strategic planning
• Lead the development of Library goals and targets that support the school goals and targets
• Engage students and staff in the development of Library goals and targets
• Communicate Library goals and targets to relevant staff and students
• Provide a safe physical and emotional environment in the Library
• Lead in the development of an environment which is culturally safe for students from all cultures
• Regularly review purchases of library print and visual texts to meet learner and teacher requirements
• Develop and implement effective systems for managing the routines and actions of the Library
• Ensure that communications with students and parents are positive and effective, and consistent with school wide expectations
• Develop and maintain the Library online resources
• Plan and manage the resourcing of the library to meet teaching goals across the school for the PYP
• Contribute to whole school decisions about resource allocation
• Align resources to Library goals and targets
• Effectively manage delegated budgets and assets
• Engage in staff appointments to ensure that the best staff are appointed to the Library
• Coordinate the management of an effective cataloguing system
• Be directly involved in teaching and learning across the school, aligning the use of the library to the school goals
• Contribute to school wide curriculum development
• Establish and maintain Library review processes
• Identify professional learning needs and plan to meet them
• Work with teachers and learners in all stages of resource-based teaching and learning, including leadership and teaching of an information literacy programme
• Work with the key staff in coordinating and drafting and implementing the school’s Literacy progressions
• Work with teachers and learners to provide strategies and resources to support the curriculum
• Monitor journals, and other print and electronic sources for relevant curriculum material in response to learner and teacher requests and identified needs
• Work with class teachers to identify, source and purchase relevant books, resources, stories, research materials, magazines, posters, website lists that will support the curriculum
• Lead special events such as visiting authors, book week and literary competitions
Promote and participate in staff learning and development
• Promote and model teacher professional learning in content, pedagogy and classroom management
• Assist teachers and learners to become independent users of online resources through class/individual tuition
• Promote professional learning of support staff in the Library
• Work with the Heads of School in coordinating and implementing the school’s Academic Honesty policy
• Teach classes or subjects that are consistent with training and qualifications
• Co-operating with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the school and learners