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K-8 Librarian Teacher

Red Cloud Indian School
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The K-8 Librarian is responsible for maintaining and improving the organization of school library resources, collaborating with faculty to assist students in finding necessary resources to enhance classroom instruction, passing on a love of reading to K-8 students, and teaching fundamental skills for navigating library resources.

This position requires additional service through after-school activity support and bus driving.

Service Activities

K-8 Library Instruction. Meetings with K-8 faculty. Bus Driving. Tutoring. Mentoring.

Community Need Addressed

This position, in conjunction with the Red Cloud Volunteer and AmeriCorps programs, will provide library class for grades K-8 in addition to academic enrichment in the after-school space and bus driving support.

Position Outcomes

Students will grow in their love for reading, learn the fundamentals of using a library and its resources. and learn to find necessary materials and resources to enhance classroom instruction.

Through the after-school space, students will also develop increased social and emotional capacities, as well as academic enrichment that will increase student achievement in STEM-related areas.

Through bus driving, the AmeriCorps member will meet a critical need of helping Red Cloud students get to and from school.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Opportunities to take one class per year at Oglala Lakota College. Opportunities to learn the Lakota language. Three annual retreats and two days of reflection. Access to a shared vehicle. Training and funding for member to earn a class B commercial driver's license.

Education Benefits

AmeriCorps Segal Award

Skills you will gain

Increased ability to assimilate and deliver academic content, classroom management skills, time-keeping and organization, bus driving, community living skills, first-aid, ability to reflect on and share one's experience with others, cultural competency, awareness and knowledge of Lakota culture

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School, Library, Middle School, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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