The Fenn School, a grade 4-9 boys’ day school in Concord, MA, seeks an innovative and experienced educator (at least three years of teaching experience) with a strong background in children’s literature, educational technology and an interest in design thinking and integrated, problem-based research for the part-time (75% with benefits) position of LIBRARY TEACHER. The successful candidate for this position will enjoy working closely with faculty to design and co-teach a library curriculum that includes digital citizenship, information literacy, love of literature and critical thinking skills.
The library teacher will be asked to instruct students individually or in groups in skills related to locating, selecting, and accessing print and digital resources for research or enjoyment; evaluating resources and ethically synthesizing information found in these resources; and promoting critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-based research. The library teacher will also be expected to assist teachers by integrating information and research skills into the classroom curriculum; by collaborating with teachers to develop inquiry-based units and activities; by integrating digital citizenship and literacy into classroom curriculum; by suggesting innovative ways to update research projects using Web 2.0 and educational apps; and by cultivating a sense of empathy by incorporating underrepresented voices into classroom literature. Finally, this individual will develop an active reader’s advisory service for students and faculty and conduct regular book talks.
Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a welcoming library environment; conducting traditional and electronic research using academic databases; assisting with source selection and evaluation and building of LibGuides; maintaining and developing a diverse print and cloud-based library collection; monitoring library space and providing assistance during peak student hours; assisting with library administration (ordering, cataloguing and processing materials conducting annual inventory, updating patron reports and run over dues); compiling with assistance reading book lists; and creating library displays
The successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative individual who can build positive, productive relationships with faculty and students; set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction; conduct work despite frequent interruptions associated with providing library services and monitoring the library; and manage and delegate tasks to a volunteer corps.
Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:
- A letter of interest
- A current resume
- A statement of educational philosophy
- List of five references with contact information
Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Stephen Farley, Assistant Headmaster for the Academic Program at the following email address email@example.com. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.