Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school in N.W. Washington, DC, seeks an experienced librarian to manage the daily operations of its Middle School (Grades 5-8) library. The Librarian oversees circulation and reference services, cataloging, subscriptions, and student behavior while generally preserving the library as a productive and welcoming space. He or she will manage a staff of one assistant and work on a daily basis with faculty, students and members of the Information Services team to support the development of traditional and digital literacy. The Librarian also teaches a variety of skills to students, including direct instruction of research skills. The successful candidate will be warm, approachable and able to communicate and actualize a vision of what information services and literacy mean in the 21st century.
An MLS or equivalent and a minimum of three years of experience as a school librarian and/or Middle School teaching are strongly preferred. Experience as a teaching librarian at the middle school level is strongly preferred. An appreciation for the School’s commitment to academic and personal excellence, Quaker values and the prizing of diversity and environmental stewardship is essential. This position starts August, 2018.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining how he/she would be a good match for these criteria, and contact information for three references via our on-line application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
For the 2015/16 school year, 1,149 students (572 boys, 576 girls) are enrolled. Forty-seven percent of the student body are students of color. Twenty-three percent of the student body receive $6.7 million of need-based financial assistance. The School employs 156 teachers and 112 administrative and support staff. Tuition for the 2015/16 school year is $37,750.
Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to age, economic background, ethnicity, gender, physical disability, political affiliation, race and sexual orientation in its student body, faculty and staff. The School does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions, financial aid or loan practices; curricular offerings, including inter-scholastic athletics and physical education; other School-sponsored programs and activities; or in the hiring and terms of employment of administrators, faculty and staff. Except for spe...cial considerations that may be given to members of the Religious Society of Friends because of the School's Quaker affiliation, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion.