Career Opportunities
Teacher Librarian
Job Code: 2739993
School District #40 (New Westminster)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jan 07, 2020 
 
 
Job Type:
Part Time
Contract / term
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
School:
Fraser River Middle School
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date:  June 30, 2019
Salary: 
 
Job Description & Requirements
 

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New Westminster Schools Career Opportunity

0.70 FTE Temporary Teacher Librarian

FRASER RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

About New Westminster Schools

New Westminster is located in the center of Metro Vancouver between the larger communities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, and Richmond. Despite its location, the city is relatively small and has retained a strong sense of history and community. The total population is approximately 70,000 and is expected to grow to 84,000 by 2021.  District schools are, in general, fully subscribed, and a modest increase in student enrollment is expected over the next few years.

The student population is reflective of the city’s population, with a full range of social and cultural backgrounds forming a diverse presence in our schools.  

Our learners:

  • Approximately 6,385 students in the K-12 system, made up of:
  • 311 Aboriginal students;
  • 1,051 English Language Learner (ELL) students;
  • 993 French Immersion students; and,
  • 538 students with identified Special Needs.
  • 12 schools; 8 elementary, 3 middle and 1 secondary

 

New Westminster School District has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds and needs. Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each of our unique learners.

The candidate will be part of, and work closely with, a collaborative team of teachers.  An understanding of the BC Curriculum, effective teaching and learning practices, and a commitment to professional development are essential. 

The assignment will be effective immediately to June 30, 2020.  

 

The candidate will be part of, and work closely with, a collaborative team of teachers.  An understanding of the BC Curriculum, effective teaching and learning practices, and a commitment to professional development are essential.

Teacher Librarians are experts in information technologies, curators of library resources, teachers of information literacy skills, and promoters of life-long learning.  They are also experts in integrating information technology into the curriculum.  The role of teacher librarian is multi-faceted and typically involves assisting students and staff with developing the skills needed to locate, analyze, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources of media, databases, and information technology.

Required Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

  • Valid BC Teachers Certificate
  • Qualified/experienced in Library Science
  • Masters Degree in Library Science preferred but a Diploma in Teach Librarianship will be considered
  • Knowledge of effective literacy and numeracy practices and development
  • Knowledge and experience in personalizing learning for all students
  • Ability and willingness to work in a technologically rich learning environment
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with teachers to co-plan and co-teach units of study
  • Commitment to creating a safe and caring environment

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