Learning Commons Coordinator

Assurance | Full-Time, Term

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For over 35 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

About the Role

The Learning Commons Coordinator role will support the student needs by offering guidance, resources, sharing knowledge and guiding Learning Commons users. This role will manage and organize library resources, supervise students in the learning space, as well as codesign and facilitate learning experiences with teachers and students. This is a temporary, full-time opportunity working on-premises in the Learning Commons. The term for the position will be from January to end of June 2021.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Assist students in the development of skills and strategies pertaining to independent research and organization.
  • Encourage an environment that fosters a love for reading, and passion for life-long learning.
  • Provide efficient and timely cataloguing, sorting and filing of teacher and student resources.
  • Provide resources for Makerspaces and Project Based Learning in collaboration with teachers and support staff consistent with integrative learning approaches.
  • Support the development of the physical space to best meet the needs of users, including displays, access to resources, and collaborative learning spaces.
  • Facilitate presentations and tutorials on access to traditional and digital learning resources for students and staff.
  • Order and process library texts, book replacements and professional resources using Dewey decimal system, AR, Fountas, Pinnell etc.
  • Coordinate yearly bookfair with Scholastic
  • Cross train for front desk responsibilities to provide pandemic response support

Qualifications

  • General knowledge of library procedures supplemented by post-secondary library courses
  • Demonstrated success in a school setting is considered an asset
  • Basic or advanced certificate in a recognized Post Secondary Librarian program considered an asset
  • Experience learning and adopting new technologies
  • Ability to influence change and build strong rapport and relationships with colleagues, students and parents.
  • Strong ability to facilitate and lead diverse groups and work with all levels of external team members.
  • Maker mindset to promote and assess the Alberta Education competencies of creativity and innovation.
  • Familiarity with automated library cataloging and circulation systems, and related software

Our Assets

We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer competitive salary, flexible benefit package, Wellness Allowance, matching RRSP program, and generous vacation entitlement.

Our Application Process

Calgary Academy is always recruiting staff who feel connected to the work we do!

Please send your application to Human Resources at careers@calgaryacademy.com with Learning Commons Coordinator in the subject line by end of day on January 8, 2021.

Your application must include:

Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and mission. After exploring the Headwater Learning and Calgary Academy websites, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and how you can help us achieve our goals!

Resume

Demonstrate your skills and applicable experience.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.