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Resource Center Director (Future Ready Librarian)

Greeley and Crow Island Schools in Winnetka, Illinois each have an opening for a full-time Resource Center Director (Future Ready Librarian) for the 2018-2019 school year.
"As a destination for on-site and virtual personalized learning, the school library is a vital connection between school and home. As the leader of this space and its functions, the school librarian ensures that the school library environment provides all members of the school community access to information and technology, connecting learning to real-world events. By providing access to an array of well-managed resources, school librarians enable academic knowledge to be linked to deep understanding." (AASL Standard #1)
We seek applicants with the following qualities:
High energy level, as well as a keen understanding of elementary education best practices, child development principles, and a strong desire and commitment to work with elementary level children.
Possesses a growth mindset, strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Ability to lead professional learning to cultivate broader understanding of the skills that embody success in a digital age (e.g. critical thinking, creativity, innovation, information, literacy, digital citizenship, technology competencies, etc.).
Shares expertise at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and/or school board meetings.
Encourages and facilitates students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in authentic, real-world problem-solving through Makerspace and Design Thinking activities.
Maintains a social media presence and the ability to connect our classrooms globally.
Possesses multimedia and green-screen production experience.
Maintains a dynamic learning community by engaging students to develop attitudes, habits, and skills that will enable them to become lifelong readers and learners.
Helps Establishes yearly and long-term goals for the library media program aligned with the district's mission and vision.
Selects, purchases, and processes new materials to assure a current and balanced collection representing diverse points of view.
Assumes responsibility for other duties as assigned
Prefer a candidate with an Elementary Teaching Certificate who also holds one or more of the following Special Teaching Certificates: Library Information Specialist, Media, and/or Technology Specialist.
Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.winnetka36.org/employment/index.htm
including a letter of background and interest, resume,
copies of certification, transcripts, and references.



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