Upper School Librarian
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a full-time upper school librarian to join a very skilled library team and to provide high-quality information literacy instruction to our students. At Lakeside School, we are focused on developing global citizens, educational excellence, and building a diverse community. If you share these same values, you should consider Lakeside as your next employer.
- Work as a team as we continue to implement a vision for a cutting-edge 21st century library;
- Teach students to successfully navigate the research process through the use of formal and informal instructional methods;
- Conduct in-depth research conferences with individual students;
- Collaborate with teachers on developing information literacy and research lessons associated with classroom projects;
- Supervise library spaces so that student behavior supports the library’s academic purpose; and
- Act as an advisor to between eight to ten Upper School students.
Requirements and Qualifications
A successful candidate will have an MLIS degree and a strong desire to learn on the job in a fast-paced environment. The individual must have strong presentation and teaching skills paired with keen interpersonal skills and a sense of humor. A love of teenagers and an appreciation for the absurdity of their lives is a necessity.
Candidates must be able to work to develop critical thinking skills in our students as they navigate a media rich world; provide ideas and suggest resources to enrich and support the educational mission of the school; supply students and teachers with materials and access to information to enable them to contribute to a sustainable, global society; work to develop a collection representing diverse cultures, experiences, and viewpoints; and encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and to develop an appreciation for libraries that will facilitate lifelong learning. An understanding of and vision for the varied roles that libraries play in learning and the school community is required. Candidates must also be able to successfully complete a nationwide background check and a Washington State Patrol background check.
Knowledge of current educational technology is desired and prior experience in a school, especially classroom teaching, is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, economic and gender diversity of our school community. We provide a competitive compensation package which includes, but is not limited to, a monthly salary, excellent health and welfare benefits, access to funds for professional development, housing down payment assistance program, and school-provided lunches. Additionally, Lakeside offers faculty and staff opportunities to participate in non-classroom teaching programs such as Global Service Learning, Summer School, coaching, etc., for extra compensation.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 851 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history via the online application located on Lakeside’s website (www.lakesideschool.org). From the home page chose About US / Careers / View and Apply for Available Jobs. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Lakeside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to diversify its workplace.