Librarian/Library Media Specialist

  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Subject: General Elementary
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP KANSAS CITY

Together with families and communities, KIPP Kansas City works to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. We are a K-9th grade school located in the historical 18th and Vine District. We are part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in life. KIPP KC opened its first school, KIPP Endeavor Academy, in 2007 with approximately 31 fifth grade students. Today, KIPP Kansas City has grown to serve students in Kindergarten through 9th grade and is currently educating approximately 700 students.

Job Description

Job Description 

KIPP Kansas City is seeking a part time contracted person to establish a library at our Kindergarten through 8th grade school campus. This person will be responsible for curating our current library resources (including getting rid of outdated/low interest books and making recommendations for new purchasing). As well as creating and maintaining a system that enables regular and easy access to books for students. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Organize and manage all library materials 

  • Evaluate library inventory needs 

  • dispose of out of date/low interest materials

  • Repair books requiring repair. 

  • make order recommendations for new materials

  • Ensure the library is attractive, organized, safe, and conducive to learning

  • Ensure that materials are in good condition and accessible to students (easy to locate and appealing to read) 

  • Create a check out system to manage students regularly accessing books

Qualifications

Qualifications/Skills 

  • Passion for and knowledge of child and young adult literacy, particularly texts that affirm diverse identities 

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Degree in Library Science is preferred, knowledge of library science is required

  • Strong project management skills 

  • Abilify to work independently with minimal supervision

Additional Information

Compensation

  • Work hours are flexible as long as agreed on milestones are met. 
  • Anticipated Hours: 50 to 80 hours to be completed by April 2022. 
  • Compensation: $25 - $30 per hour depending on experience

 

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