School Library Lead / Kaiwhakahaere Whare Pukapuka
Hobsonville Point Secondary School
The school was built as a modern learning environment to meet the needs of 21st century learners and opened in 2014. The school is a Year 9-13 co-educational state secondary school with a future projected roll of 2500, currently with 760 students in 2023. Hobsonville Point is an area rich in history, situated in a prime location in the Upper Waitemata Harbour, which continues to be developed as a new community. This includes the Primary and Secondary schools which operate collaboratively as two schools, one vision.
What we want for our young people: To create a stimulating, inclusive learning environment which empowers learners to contribute confidently and responsibly in our changing world.
Innovate, Engage, Inspire Our Principles: The foundations of our curriculum decision-making are: Innovate through personalising learning Engage through powerful partnerships Inspire through deep challenge and inquiry to develop empowered learners Our Values.
We encourage, model and explore these values: Excellence Inquiry Connectedness Collaboration Innovation
Library Lead/Kaiwhakahaere Whare Pukapuka Responsible to Business Manager (as part of Support Staff Team) Deputy Principal (Library Liaison) Functional Relationships Library team, student librarians, all staff and students Hours of Work 37.5 hours per week, term time (40 weeks), 8.30am - 4.30pm (negotiable) Position Statement In collaboration with Library staff, provide an overarching view of the way the Library can support teaching, learning, and achievement in our future-focussed school. Develop warm, inclusive and welcoming relationships with students that encourage and build engagement with library use, reading and information literacy. Grow and maintain the management and administration of all aspects of the school library. Ensure our Library continues to be a safe space for all and our most diverse students. Have a vision for growth and development of library services as the school grows and support curriculum development such as the NZ histories curriculum. Educational Qualifications Professional Library qualification / Experience Knowledge Library Management System (Oliver) School Library collection development and learning resources. Children/Young Adult literature, especially NZ writers. A working knowledge and overview of information and digital literacy skills and their links with the library. Capabilities Staff management; Planning and organisation; Financial management of budget and ordering; Excellent oral and written skills - confident and effective in communicating with all library users and able to provide high-level assistance with reading and information needs; Collection management and processing; Effective information literacy, online search skills and use of online tools. Time and stress management. Personal Qualities Excellent relational skills: inclusive, warm and demanding; Optimistic and able to interact positively with students and staff; Collaborative: able to work with staff to support and develop curriculum resources; Willingness to keep up-to-date with IT and library trends; Love of literature in all forms; Ability to promote the library to staff and students; Innovative: ability to facilitate change and growth. Responsibilities & Tasks
INNOVATION: Reading Engagement Promote and foster the enjoyment of reading for pleasure. Develop and contribute to a school-wide reading culture. Provide leadership and support to teachers on reading engagement and developing life-long readers. Ensure the collection provides a wide range of quality reading material, catering for diverse needs and interests.
INQUIRY: Information Literacy & Inquiry Learning Ensure that the Library plays an integral role in supporting inquiry, and that students have easy access to print and eResources. Ensure the development of information literacy across both HPSS and HPPS (primary). Collaborate in the development of a collection that has relevant resources in a variety of formats to support inquiry learning.
EXCELLENCE: Service / Library Management Develop, review and maintain the Library’s guiding documents, in collaboration with Library staff, for review by SLT. Collaborate in the development and maintenance of a current Collection Management Plan. Prepare and present reports in line with school policy, if required. Collaborate in the preparation of annual budgets for library resources and capital expenditure. Ensure library expenditure is appropriately managed. In collaboration with library staff, maintain an up-to-date school library procedures document. Ensure the appropriate training and regular performance appraisal of all Library staff. Be a professional and supportive member of the school community. Engage in professional development opportunities and performance appraisal. Stay aware of developing trends and facilities for storage and access to eResources. Stay up-to-date with professional reading.
CONNECTEDNESS: Place, Space and Community (physical & virtual) Promote the library services and resources to all staff and students. Stay up-to-date with library trends that will help to provide the school community with a welcoming and positive learning facility. Manage the LMS effectively. Charging and distribution of daily usage school laptops.. Collaborate with Library staff to ensure there is a school library presence on the school website and KAMAR, and any stand-alone library website or social media platforms. Liaise with external agencies, including SLANZA, and other relevant agencies. Maintain strong links with HPPS Library team to provide assistance and PD when required. Attend staff meetings and briefings when required or if practicable.
COLLABORATION: Library Collection & Resources Collaborate with staff to ensure that the library is seen and used as a reading and research resource. Collaborate with LAs and Library staff to ensure appropriate selection and management of all learning resources, both print and online. Ensure the collection is managed and is able to meet curriculum needs and that resources are current, relevant, and meet the reading needs and interests of the school community. In collaboration with Library staff develop a buying plan that ensures the library delivers appropriate, high quality material - print and online. Consult with teaching staff as to the reading needs of their students. Ensure that resources are catalogued, organised and maintained in line with internationally accepted standard library practice.
Full time position working during term time only
Freyberg High School
Library Services & Information Management (Education & Training)
We are seeking an outstanding person to join our co-educational state school of 1100 students as Library Manager. You would lead the library team and ensure the library plays a full part in developing the learning life of the school and supports key school initiatives.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A library qualification and experience to manage the full range of library operations is essential.
• Previous experience in a school library would be desirable.
• Strong IT skills and knowledge with experience in using the Accessit Library Management System, information databases e.g. INNZ. EPIC and Internet; Web 2.0 applications and the provision of digital content (e-books).
• Excellent organisational skills.
• The ability to work autonomously, be adaptable and capable of multi-tasking.
• Excellent personal presentation and professional skills.
• A positive can-do attitude, culturally sensitive and enjoy working with teenagers
• This is a full time position working during term time only, to commence in Term 2, 2023.