Blue School is an independent PK-8 school located in lower Manhattan. Blue School’s mission statement defines creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social intelligence as its core values.
In the Fall of 2018, Blue School will open a second campus for grades 4-8. The campus expansion includes a two-story Library and Media Center. Blue School is seeking an energetic, collaborative and community-minded individual to curate and integrate existing library resources into the school’s new facilities. This individual would be integral in building a school-wide library system that spans two locations and various developmental levels.
Managing and Leading Blue School’s Library
Work alongside teachers and administrators to develop and maintain an inclusive and enriching library system; codify library norms and best practices
Work alongside students and teachers to support the use of the library and its technological/multimedia resources as tools for research and curriculum development
Cultivate a literary space that includes a diverse collection of authors and stories
Manage and maintain school-wide library budgets and add titles to the school-wide library database
Promote Blue School’s inquiry-rich, co-constructivist culture of exploration and research using library resources
Encourage the use of the Library and its resources as a tool for developmentally appropriate research practices
Teach library classes focused on upper grades (4th-8th grade) around media and digital literacy
Participate in discussions with students, teachers and administrators around classroom learning opportunities that can be supported by the Library
Design and lead student, faculty and parent workshops around information technology, digital technology and library resources
This is a full-time, exempt position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with Librarian in the subject line.
Blue School is an equal opportunity employer.
Key Qualities Include:
A Master’s or higher degree in Education, Information Sciences/Librarianship is preferred
Professional experience with library administration, planning and management
Professional experience working with students in a library or classroom setting
Professional experience in facilitating the exploration of texts from diverse authors and communities
A positive, collaborative and community-oriented mindset
An up-to-date knowledge of current education technology trends and contemporary education practices
An especially strong knowledge of middle grades and young adult fiction with experience making thoughtful recommendations to students
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 030818
About Blue School
Every day at Blue School, masterful teachers balance opportunities to expand students' academic mastery, creative thinking, and self and social intelligence, leaving no essential aspect of your child's education to chance. Some of our methods have been around for centuries. Others spring from the latest breakthroughs in science and education. All find inspiration in the creative animating spark of our Blue Man DNA. And when all these qualities come together, you get a school that sparks students' serious curiosities and propels each one into the role of protagonist in his or her own learning and life, ready and eager to approach the blank canvas of the unknowable future.