HS Librarian I (214 Days) - 2024 -2025 SY

Henrico County Public Schools | Highland Springs, VA, United States

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Posted Date 5/16/2024

Job Title

HS Librarian I (214 Days) - 2024 -2025 SY


Highland Springs, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS - Highland Springs High School

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest county public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skyline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.

Our Mission: Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties


Starting in the 2023-24 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will designate select schools with high rates of vacant positions and provisionally licensed staff as Opportunity Schools through the HCPS Career Ladder. This is a new pathway within the Career Ladder through which entire schools, selected by HCPS, receive compensation supplements, additional staffing resources and specialized professional learning.


The School Librarian serves three interrelated roles within the school: teacher, instructional partner, and program administrator. While fulfilling these roles, the school librarian empowers students to think, create, share, and grow as they harness curiosity, model responsibility, inspire exploration, promote creativity, and deepen understanding. The school librarian is responsive to the needs of all learners and establishes a stimulating, welcoming environment for students and faculty, promotes lifelong reading and intellectual freedom, and develops a balanced, diverse collection. The school librarian transforms learning by designing life-ready learning experiences and programming which can be student owned, authentic and connected, community supported, and available anytime/anywhere.

  • This vacancy is for the 2024-25 school year.
  • This is a 214-day contract assignment.

Essential Duties

The physical demands of this assignment include the ability to sit and stand for extended periods and the ability to lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds.


• Activates a broad-based knowledge of the curriculum and Virginia Standards of Learning to integrate the National School Library Standards with content through both small group and whole class instruction

• Plans by reviewing pacing charts and student growth data, and utilizes the HCPS Library Standard Alignment which integrates information literacy skills with curricula appropriate for content and grade level

• Takes a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources ethically, effectively, and responsibly

• Promotes an appreciation of information literacy and recreational reading for lifelong learning and enjoyment

• Delivers information through a variety of creative activities and instructional practices that involve a personalized learning experience

• Empowers students as creators

• Teaches and promotes student data and privacy through his or her instruction and role as an educational leader

Instructional Partner:

• Creates partnerships and leads beyond the library by attending grade level/department meetings, identifying and developing resources to support curriculum, and creating lessons/activities that utilize the HCPS Library Standard Alignment which integrates information literacy skills with curricula appropriate for content and grade level

• Co-Plans, teaches, and evaluates with teachers to ensure the effective integration of information resources and technologies into authentic student learning experiences

• Leads beyond the library by planning collaboratively with colleagues to identify and develop resources and create authentic project based lessons/activities

• Applies and models use of new technology, design thinking, and guided inquiry, and promotes effective, responsible use of resources by students and staff

• Provides leadership to staff by serving on the leadership team, facilitating personalized professional learning, coordinating resources and available facilities and services to support the instructional program, and participating in other committees such as technology and curriculum committees

Program Administrator:

• Creates and maintains equitable access to an inviting, safe environment that fosters intellectual inquiry

• Provides flexible extended learning spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration, and community

• Ensures equitable digital access, programming, and services in support of the school district’s strategic vision

• Inspires and supports the reading lives of both students and teachers

• Develops and maintains an up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources that supports the curriculum and reflects students’ interests

• Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (including families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses) to promote engagement and a community of readers

• Uses available statistics to assess the library collection and program in order to make related financial and program development decisions

• Curates digital resources, coordinates and manages available resources

• Keeps abreast of current library and information trends through professional organizations, social networking, literature, and networking with colleagues in other libraries

• Serves as an advocate for the library program and its services in the school and community

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current teaching certification with endorsement in Library Media.
  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree preferred.

Additional Information

This posting is for the 2024-25 SY with an August 7, 2024, contractual start date. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the school.

Minimum annual starting salary:

    • $57,234.75 (Bachelors)
    • $59,982.16 (Masters)

This assignment will include an additional $3,300 annual HCPS Opportunity School stipend.

How To Apply

To be considered for this vacancy, you should upload the following documents and credentials:

  • Teaching Resume
  • Copy of your Virginia or out-of-state teaching license
  • Official or unofficial college transcripts
  • Copies of your Praxis scores (if available)
  • Information may be uploaded to our online recruiting platform at henricoschools.us/careers/ or mailed to the address below.

Mailing Address: Henrico County Public Schools

Department of Human Resources

P. O. Box 23120

3820 Nine Mile Road

Henrico, VA 23223

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

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Main Organization

Public Schools

Public Schools

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

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