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Horizon School Division
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AP 484 - Role of the Librarian
The Librarian is responsible for the general operation of the library to maximize its use as a learning resource center to support teaching and enhance student learning.

1.      Procedures

The Librarian is directly responsible and accountable to the Principal.

A.            Fostering Effective Relationships

1.            The Librarian communicates effectively to ensure strong relationships with all stakeholders by:

a)            Ensuring a professional and welcoming library environment;

b)            Communicating effectively with students and staff and keeping the Principal informed;

c)            Communicating to the Principal if he/she is unable to perform his/her duties.

2.            The Librarian’s values and attitudes toward his/her role serve to support the Principal by:

a)            Demonstrating a positive attitude towards all stakeholders;

b)            Building positive relationships with all stakeholders;

c)            Working independently, organizing and using time effectively;

d)            Working cooperatively with others;

e)            Demonstrating the ability to be flexible;

f)             Continuing to improve his/her effectiveness, expertise and job related skills.

B.            Supporting the Learning Community

1.            Supports the decisions made by the Principal in an ethical framework by:

a)            Maintaining confidentiality at all times;

b)            Conducting oneself in a professional and ethical manner;

c)            Demonstrating punctuality and appropriate dress for the school setting;

d)            Working within the policies and procedures of the school and the Division;

e)            Respecting the dignity and rights of students and staff members;

f)             Providing accurate administrative information to stakeholders as directed by the Principal;

g)            Assisting teachers in orienting students in the use of the library materials;

h)            Assisting teachers to help students develop research skills;

i)             Working with staff in a supportive role to develop a school program which effectively integrates library and classroom activities;

j)             Assisting with the development of skills related to technology;

k)            Assisting staff and students in the selection of materials suited to their needs and abilities;

l)             Promoting literacy;

m)          Keeping staff and students informed of new and existing materials;

n)            Performing other related duties as assigned by the Principal.

C.            Supporting School Operations

1.            Assists the Principal in the organization and management of the human, physical and financial resources of the school. 

Provides support by:

a)            Ensuring accuracy of all documents within area of responsibility.

b)            Implementing and maintaining the division supported library information system.

c)            Maintaining school accounts regarding loaning of learning resources, assistive technologies, and other resources.

d)            Assisting with school library budget where required.

e)            Assisting with the organization of student, school and community activities as requested by the Principal.

f)             Verifying and documenting receipt of supplies, equipment and library related funds

g)            Maintaining current and up to date with required and related technology.

h)            Scheduling library and community use bookings as required.

i)             Maintaining an inventory of all materials and equipment as assigned by the Principal.

j)             Ensuring all library and related resources are in appropriate form and condition.

k)            Liaising with other libraries and agencies to obtain information not available from the school's collection and ensure that these materials are returned.

l)             Other related duties as assigned by the Principal.

Saskatchewan Education Act 1995 Sections 85, 87. 109, 175
Horizon School Division Board Policy Handbook, Policy 15 
Saskatchewan Employment Act
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders

November 4, 2016