Nardin Academy

Melissa Sheehan
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Library Media Specialist

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Library Media Specialist FLSA: Exempt Position Status: Full-Time Reports to: Chief Technology Officer Summary Description Nardin Academy is an Independent Catholic School located in Buffalo, NY. Nardin asks all in our community to "Inspire hearts and minds to do amazing things for the world through faith, character, academic excellence, and service." Nardin's values include Embracing All, Nurturing Talent, Fostering Connection, Living & Serving Through Faith, and Igniting Possibilities. Nardin is a diverse and welcoming community that fosters an inclusive environment that celebrates the background and experiences of all. Nardin Academy is seeking a Library Media Specialist to provide the leadership and expertise required to ensure that Nardin Academy's Library Media Center offerings and program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of each school and is an integral component of those school's instructional program. General Duties and Responsibilities Create an Academy "learning commons" by developing and administering an integrated school library media program. Instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment. Evaluate, select and procure print and digital resources. Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a 21st century school library media program. Implement a results-oriented information and technology literacy skills curriculum integrated with subject area curriculum through partnerships with teachers. Develop knowledge of curriculum in all subject areas. Instruct teachers, administrators, and other staff in the use of new information technologies. Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional objectives. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills, including the research process • Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources • Communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff • Knowledge of instructional methods, strategies, and pedagogy • Knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories • Understanding of student growth and development • Leadership, organizational, and budget management skills • Ability to successfully interact with students and staff from various disciplines and with differing skill levels • Knowledgeable about the use of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 tools for instruction Goals • To ensure staff are effective users of information, ideas, and effective users of technology for instruction. • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and discerning, technologically literate, ethical users of information. • To instill a love of lifelong learning in all students. • To ensure equitable access to information and learning resources. • To collaborate with teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and instructional units. • To collaborate with teachers and specialists to assess student learning and instructional effectiveness. EEO