JOB: K-8 School Librarian and Social Studies Teacher, Oakland Hebrew Day School, Oakland

Oakland Hebrew Day School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian and Social Studies Teacher. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners. Full job description below. Contact: Tania Schweig, OHDS General Studies Director, Open until filled.

Library Responsibilities include:

• Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with OHDS faculty
• Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with OHDS faculty
• Benchmark library curriculum with school, ALA, NETS-S and Common Core standards
• Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
• Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair, birthday book program and spring Passover sale
• Develop and maintain a collection of over 11,000 print and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books in English and Hebrew
• Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings Maintain Library website
• Build and maintain library units and lessons on Schoology
• Catalog library materials
• Supervise student and community volunteers
• Perform circulation desk duties, readers’ advisory and reference services for students and faculty
• Participate in school curriculum development by attending middle school and general studies weekly meetings
• Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
• Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
• Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
• Take an active part in the life of the school community
• Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc

Middle School Social Studies Responsibilities Include:

• Work with General Studies Director to design and implement CCS aligned social studies units that emphasize depth of learning and focus on developing essential skills in reading, research, writing and discussion
• Facilitate the research process to support student learning of general knowledge and interest-driven topics
• Facilitate regular small group inquiry-based discussions in response to primary source materials and current events
• Guide and support students to effectively and appropriately use social media platforms to support academic learning
• Guide and support students to use a variety of digital presentation formats to present what they have learned