ISP is a non-profit, student-centered, independent school, inspiring lifelong learners for a future without borders. We are recognized as a leader in international education, offering world-class opportunities for students from 3 years old at Early Childhood Center to 12th grade.
The International School of Panama operates under the license of the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by AdvancED.
As an authorized IB World School, we offer the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for students in grades 11 and 12.
In addition, we offer the unique Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and AdvancED certified STEM programs. Our Core Values : Commitment to Excellence - We tackle challenges willingly and persevere in order to succeed.
Compassion and Integrity - We care for, respect, and value one another Strength in Diversity - We embrace our differences, enrich our community, and make meaningful connections, ensuring our global mindedness.
Innovative Spirit - We are creative and curious learners, empowered to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Lasting Impact - We contribute to a sustainable future by taking care of our planet and leaving our environment better than we found it.
Our Mission : To inspire and challenge every learner to reach their full potential and become curious, independent, and compassionate citizens of the world.
Our Definition of Learning : Learning is a journey of authentic discovery to develop understanding, skills, and character.
This includes four principles : Learning is Iterative - We learn through our mistakes, providing us opportunities to be creative and find solutions.
Learning is Exciting - We learn when we are inspired, challenged, and active. Learning is Meaningful - We learn and grow when we apply our knowledge, skills, and understandings to real-world situations.
Learning is Social - We learn through sharing, interacting, and collaborating Reports to : Secondary School Librarian Collaborates closely with : ES and Secondary School Librarians, MS and HS teachers Job Summary : The Secondary School Library is a hub of discovery, inquiry, and social-emotional development for more than 600 students, grades 6-12, and 150 plus staff at the International School of Panama.
It is the mission of the library to : Empower our community to be competent and ethical users of information Provide a safe and inclusive space for our diverse learning community Provide a collection of materials to implement, enrich, and support the curriculum and an ongoing love of reading ISP is seeking a proactive, well-organized, and joyful Library Assistant, who shares a passion for working with children and teens, as well as in creating compelling multiliteracy programs for schools.
Responsibilities : This position assists the Secondary School Teacher Librarian with daily library operations. Responsibilities include processing new materials, checking books in and out, organization of the library, developing library displays, and assisting students and staff with various academic and SEL needs.
Daily tasks may include : Provide friendly service to patrons and answer general customer questions regarding library policy, procedures, and patron accounts Supervise students while using the library Manage library circulation software (Destiny) : Check-out, Return, and Renew materials Mange holds Contact patrons regarding lost and overdue materials Assist patrons with accessing and using library resources (books, databases, computers, etc.
computer and printing services Perform high-level reference searches using library resources, online databases and other reputable sources Assist with collection / inventory management duties that may include weeding, sorting, and shelving Create and maintains displays, bulletin boards, and other merchandising efforts Proactively ensure that library space is neat and organized (e.
g., furniture and equipment are in order, shelves are well organized, displays are creative and refreshed regularly, etc.
Conduct outreach and advocacy efforts for the library Attend library events and meetings (as scheduled) Other duties needed to support library, as requested by Librarian WHAT YOU BRING Passion for working with and appreciation of International and diverse students Deep dedication to continual growth and development A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues A willingness to be flexible, adaptable, and committed to the unique nature of working in an international school Organization, time management, and problem-solving skills A high degree of professionalism Commitment to participating in the whole school experience including embodying our core values, mission, and definition of learning.
Requisitos : BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB At least 3 years of experience in the relevant subject area or grade level Willingness to learn or familiarity with Follett Destiny, Sora, Overdrive, and other library-related software platforms and databases High level of English proficiency Cross-cultural sensitivity and an international mindset Previous experience in an international school is desirable Experience in Standards-Based Grading, Universal Design for Learning, and Blended Learning are highly desirable.