Status: Full Time M-F 7:30-4:00pm, although later hours, closing shifts, and some weekends may be required. Position runs through June 22, 2018.
Position Overview: The Paul F. Cummins Library supports the needs of over 800 Middle and Upper School students, faculty, and staff on the 21st Street Crossroads campus. The Librarian is a staff position primarily responsible for information instruction and traditional library duties for both the Middle School and Upper School, under the direction of the Director of Learning Resources. Grading days, other pupil-free days, and in-service days are required.
Essential Job Functions:
Teach classes on information and digital literacy skills for both Middle and Upper School students, which includes academic research instruction, plagiarism topics, and ethical use;
work in concert with other library staff to provide general library supervision, including Roving Reference and Circulation Desk duties;
select and process new materials to main a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials;
recommend and supply faculty with LibGuides, library materials, and resources that can be used in classes across the curriculum;
create displays, bulletin boards, etc. with other library staff to support school themes, extend classroom learning, and promote interest in reading;
advise a student-run club and/or intern in an MS or US class for a semester;
collaborate with other library staff, faculty, and students to select an Upper School Summer Reading book; organize and produce a companion assembly during the following school year;
pursue professional development by setting yearly goals with the aid of the Director of Learning Resources, seeking out new opportunities for professional and personal growth;
help students develop attitudes, habits, and skills needed for academic and personal growth;
attend either MS or US faculty division meetings, and participate in either MS Core meetings or an Upper School committee;
promote and market the library to the Crossroads community, as well as engage in outreach to nearby schools and public libraries;
ensure a safe and accessible library environment by promoting free inquiry and exposing students to a broad range of ideas.
Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
Create yearly goals for professional development;
Provide lunch coverage for other library staff members;
Manage parent volunteers in conjunction with the Parents Association;
Participate in Admissions file reading as requested;
Provide support to the Director of Learning Resources with organizational projects;
Participate in weekly check-in meetings with the Director of Learning Resources;
Attend quarterly staff meetings;
Take an active part in the school community by attending curricular and extra-curricular events such as sports, plays, concerts, and field trips; and
Perform other duties as required of library staff.
Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school;
2+ years of library experience (public, academic, special, etc.);
proficiency in basic technology such as GAFE, Microsoft Suite, and Apple OS;
demonstrated competence in teaching digital literacy and library skills to students of any age;
growth mindset with a positive attitude, sense of humor, curiosity, and desire for collaboration and life-long learning; and
knowledge of current library trends.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time (upwards of an hour)