Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria", these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community
The Middle School seeks an experience Librarian Start Date: late August 2018
Master's degree in Library Science
A minimum of 3 years experience in a school library
Relevant experience in teaching and working with children in grades 5 to 8.
Knowledge of young adult literature and a willingness to read outside of work
Fluency in Google Apps for Education, LibGuides, and Follett Destiny.
Develop and maintain a collection of resources in various formats for grades 5 to 8 on all topics, meeting the needs of different levels of maturity at each grade level and different learning styles
Recommend and implement annual expenditures for Middle School collection development
Maintain financial records for the Middle School library program
Ensure the relevancy of the collection by means of a systematic review of library materials (in collaboration with Lower School Librarian)
Cataloging and processing responsibilities to maintain the collection and increase access to required resources
Manage and care for Lower/Middle School Library facility, equipment, and furnishings (in collaboration with Lower School Librarian)
Other duties as assigned by the Library Department Chair
Plan and prepare weekly Middle School library class lessons which foster independence in learning by teaching skills in finding, using, and presenting information
Collaborate with Middle School faculty to create and carry out projects within the curriculum, integrating the use of research skills and technologies throughout the Middle School curriculum
Foster an interest in books and a love of literature through the summer reading program, booktalks, book clubs, and other activities
Introduce students to literature in a variety of formats, including print, e-books, audiobooks, and graphic novels.
Respond to individual reference questions posed by faculty and students
Plan and participate in special events for Middle School students, faculty, and parents which promote the library and literature, including an annual Book Fair, Curriculum Nights, and author visits
Contribute to and collaborate in the maintenance of a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 scope and sequence of library instruction
Provide information for the school community, including new instructional materials and new techniques that can be used to strengthen instruction, focusing on the Middle School community
Provide resources to assist Middle School teachers in achieving instructional goals
Plan and participate in Middle School staff development programs
Meet regularly with the Head of the Middle School
Attend Library Department meetings, faculty meetings and in-service days
Represent the Lower/Middle School Library at Middle School faculty and parent events
Coordinate and collaborate with parent groups to organize the annual Book Fair, author visits, library volunteers, and other events
Collaborate with Technology Integrationist to develop programs
Keep abreast of professional literature and attend relevant professional meetings
Reports to the Head of the Middle School and the Library Department Chair
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Based on education and experience
Internal Number: 1129
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.