AP 420.2 - Role of the Librarian
The librarian is responsible for the general operation of the library to maximize its use as a learning resource centre to support teaching and enhance student learning.
The Librarian is directly responsible and accountable to the Principal.
A. Fostering Effective Relationships:
- The Librarian communicates effectively to ensure strong relationships with all stakeholders by:
- Ensuring a professional and welcoming library environment;
- Communicating effectively with students and staff and keeping the principal informed;
- Communicating to the principal if he/she is unable to perform his/her duties.
- The Librarian’s values and attitudes toward his/her role serve to support the principal by:
- Demonstrating a positive attitude towards all stakeholders;
- Building positive relationships with all stakeholders;
- Working independently, organizing and using time effectively;
- Working cooperatively with others;
- Demonstrating the ability to be flexible;
- Continuing to improve his/her effectiveness, expertise and job related skills.
B. Supporting the Learning Community
- Supports the decisions made by the principal in an ethical framework by:
- Maintaining confidentiality at all times;
- Conducting oneself in a professional and ethical manner;
- Demonstrating punctuality and appropriate dress for the school setting;
- Working within the policies and procedures of the school and the Division;
- Respecting the dignity and rights of students and staff members;
- Providing accurate administrative information to stakeholders as directed by the principal.
- Assisting teachers in orienting students in the use of the library materials;
- Assisting teachers to help students develop research skills;
- Working with staff in a supportive role to develop a school program which effectively integrates library and classroom activities;
- Assisting with the development of skills related to technology;
- Providing service to staff and students, assisting them in the selection of materials suited to their needs and abilities;
- Promoting literacy with staff and students;
- Keeping staff and students informed of new and existing materials;
C. Supporting School Operations
- Assists the principal in the organization and management of the human, physical and financial resources of the school.
Provides support by:
- Ensuring accuracy of all documents within area of responsibility;
- Maintaining the library information system;
- Maintaining school accounts regarding loaning of textbooks, assistive technologies, and other resources;
- Assisting with school library budget where required;
- Assisting with the organization of activities;
- Verifying and documenting receipt of supplies and equipment;
- Maintaining currency in technology;
- Scheduling library and community use bookings as required;
- Maintaining an inventory of all materials and equipment;
- Ensuring all resources are in appropriate form and condition;
- Liaising with other libraries and agencies to obtain information not available from the school's collection and ensure that these materials are returned;
- Other duties as assigned by the principal.
References: Sections 60, 61, 96, 113, 116, 117 School Act
Employment Standards Code
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Labour Relations Act
Occupational Health and Safety Act
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