Library Technician, Elementary
Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is a full French language immersion co-educational independent school, serving nearly 730 students from preschool through to Grade 12. For over 50 years, families have chosen CFIS because of our immersive French language learning environment that inspires children’s unique curiosity and exploration of the world around them.
Our dedicated faculty, staff and administration team partner with CFIS families to provide an extraordinary learning experience. Our students benefit from innovative teaching and learning approaches to address global challenges, and are empowered to take responsibility as open-minded, curious citizens who are prepared for the ever-changing world around them.
POSITION GROUP: Support Staff
STATUS: Ten-Month, 1.0 FTE, Temporary
Purpose of Position
CFIS’s Elementary learning commons and Marcel Tremblay Learning Resource Center are hubs for knowledge creation, inspiring students to discover something new by providing access to a variety of tools and experiences that encourage inquiry-driven knowledge acquisition experimentation and creativity. The learning commons and Marcel Tremblay Learning Resource Center provide enrichment by supplying the time, space, and tools as well as accurate, curated information to take student learning deeper.
The CFIS Elementary Library Technician works primarily with preschool to grade 5 faculty and students. This position is to replace an employee on maternity leave.
- Foster a love of reading in our students through awareness and promotion of books that will matter to them;
- Empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information;
- Explain, use and demonstrate age-appropriate online tools, resources and research skills;
- Support instruction that addresses multiple literacies, including information literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, and technology literacy;
- Promote the materials available by creating thematic displays and assist teachers in appropriate ways;
- Implement tasks related to library catalogue, including data entry and account maintenance;
- Order, shelve and repair library materials;
- Search and maintain library files and patron records, using various databases in collaboration with the Manager of Information Technology;
- Issue, renew, and discharge learning materials in collaboration with the Library Learning & Innovation Leader;
- Ensure the physical and digital spaces and the culture of the library are inviting and relevant to the life of the school and broader community;
- Develop and manage the library budget;
- Manage Library software, databases and policies to maximize the efficiency and usefulness of the library and its offerings;
- Provide supervision and development for volunteers, student assistants, and employees assigned temporarily to the library;
- Cultivate and maintain library collections, online databases, school textbook inventories, media resources and facilities that advance the academic program of the school;
- Leverage technology on a daily basis and maintain a personal commitment to professional growth by remaining current in the fields of library and information science, education, and emerging technologies;
- Network with schools, public, university libraries and information agencies;
- Supervision of students as requested;
- Participate in professional development; and
- Other duties as required.
Qualifications and requirements
- Completion of a Library Technician Diploma or equivalent experience;
- Early Childhood Education Level 1 Child Care Worker certification is required,
- Level 2 Child Care Assistant or Level 3 Child Care Supervisor certification is preferred;
- Must be fluently bilingual (French and English);
- Experience with OverDrive is preferred (Follett Destiny and Follett Textbook Manager library systems are an advantage);
- Proficient in Google Applications for Education;
- Reference services – knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective reference service that provides access to relevant and reliable information;
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills;
- A creative and innovative spirit;
- Demonstrate initiative and an interest in lifelong learning;
- Ability to lift up to 20 pounds;
- Understanding of the philosophy and principles of French Immersion education; and
- Interpersonal skills that foster collegiality and blend with CFIS’s values.
The successful applicant will need to provide a recent Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to commencing work.
Skills, Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required:
Preference will be given to applicants who:
- Model professionalism in dealing with all stakeholders;
- Able to relate well to children and employees;
- Have a sound knowledge of library technologies;
- Are passionate about and actively engage with social media;
- Are experienced with 21st century learning;
- Have experience in independent schools;
- Are a collaborative team member; and
- Have training and experience in research and library skills.
To be determined.
If this position sounds like the perfect fit for you, please submit your cover letter and resume to Apply Now. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At CFIS we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway with a cover letter and resume describing why you are a great fit and to help us learn more about you. You may be just the right candidate!
We thank all applicants in advance for their submission.