Head of Library Learning & Educational Resources

  • Bialik College
  • Hawthorn VIC, Australia
Full time Teachers - Primary Teachers - Secondary

Job Description

About Bialik College

Bialik College is a leading Independent Jewish School located in Hawthorn.  At Bialik, we celebrate diversity and inclusion in our workforce, and enjoy a thriving culture based on community and excellence in education. Our workforce is comprised of employees from a diverse range of faiths and backgrounds.  Candidates from all backgrounds and faiths (or no faith) are encouraged to apply.

Bialik College is committed to child safety. We recognise the importance of, and our responsibility for, ensuring a safe and supportive environment which respects the rights of all children and fosters their enrichment and wellbeing. All applicants must read, and be supportive of the contents, in the following link - Employment Opportunities | Bialik College.  

About the role

Reporting to the Assistant Principal/Director of Learning, the Head of Library Learning and Educational Resources will lead and oversee all aspects of Bialik's libraries from Early Years to the Senior Years and develop the libraries as hubs of learning, innovation and activity.

The successful candidate will work Full time (term time only), commencing in Term 3, 2024 (a later start may be negotiable).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervise the overall operation of the libraries, including budgeting, acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, and workflow systems. 
  • Maintain and promote a welcoming environment for students and educators that is conducive to Cultures of Thinking and the Reggio Emilia Approach. 
  • Lead the goals, policies and programs for educational/library resources and information literacy of the College. 
  • Oversee the digital library infrastructure, including databases, e-books, and multimedia resources. 
  • Promote reading and enjoyment of literature through curriculum collaborations, author visits, displays, Book Week, clubs, volunteers, curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Curate and expand the physical and digital collection of resources to support the curriculum and diverse learning needs.
  • Provide training and assistance to students and educators in the acquisition and optimal use of information resources and technology.
  • Head of Library and Educational Resources will include a 0.5 FTE Teaching load.  

Skills and Experience

  • Experience as Head of Library Resources (desirable but not essential). 
  • Post-graduate qualification in Library and Information Services or related field (desirable but not essential). 
  • Current VIT registration. 
  • Outstanding communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing and maximising physical and digital resources. 
  • A desire to understand and embed Cultures of Thinking and the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Employee Benefits

Bialik College is located close to the Monash Freeway and Tooronga Station.

  • Free secure onsite parking.
  • Be part of a wider school community and a supportive environment
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Access to school fee discounts for enrolled Kinder- Year 12 children.
  • Local retail discounts.
  • Safe & secure environment with onsite secure parking

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