In the libraries, hallways, and classrooms of our school, the French American + International library program will foster a love of reading, teach information literacy and research skills, extend and support the classroom curriculum and school programs, and serve as a resource for our community of students, teachers, and families.
As a leader and an excellent communicator the school librarian creates an environment that is inviting, safe, and conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff.
Develop a love of reading and support the classroom curriculum and programs through enriching activities
through the creation of displays, book lists, and book clubs, book fairs, Diversity Reader Series, authors visits and community events
Develop and teach an information literacy and research curriculum in the High School
Ensure that the information literacy and research curriculum complement the digital literacy and classroom curricula in grades 9-12
Develop, implement, and teach an articulated information literacy and research curriculum in grades 9-12
Meet regularly with grade level teams and departments in order to plan contextualized information literacy and research skills lessons
Research best practices, including ISTE, ALA and AASL standards, in teaching information literacy and research skills
Serve as an expert resource for our community of students, teachers, and families
Partner with individual teachers, departments, teams, and their leaders (heads of department, coordinators, etc.) on designing, planning, and teaching specific skills, topics, and units of study
Provide resources and collections to classroom teachers, students, and parents
Partner with teachers in creating classroom collections and displays on particular topics, genres, or units of study
Steward the physical space of the library to support students’ and teachers’ independent reading, independent and shared research, and collaborative learning
Maintain an inviting physical space in the library, including regularly updated displays
Curate the collection to support students’ reading and the delivery of the classroom curriculum
Solicit, order, shelve and display books and other print materials to encourage reading and to support the delivery of the curriculum
Foster an atmosphere of intellectual engagement in the libraries
Supervise students in the libraries
Minimum B.S. or B.A. in Education including library science/media hours to meet State Certification standards or equivalent experience
A master’s degree in library and information studies is preferred
A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree
French American + International School is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco. Founded in 1962, our school is a multicultural, multilingual educational institution with over 1,100 students across an urban campus in the heart of the city. Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance. Our international community brings together people from many backgrounds. Together we strive to create a shared culture that develops compassionate, confident and principled people who will make the world better. We base our community on these values: Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, Curiosity.
About French American International School
International, independent, PreK - 12th Grade School located in the Civic Center Arts Corridor of San Francisco. 1080 students, 3 sections. Bilingual French/English PreK - 8. International High School (9-12) offers the International Baccalaureate program and the French Baccalaureate program to a diverse student body.