Middle and Upper School Librarian / Library Department Chair
The Browning School
March 19, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
The Browning School is seeking a librarian to lead the Middle and Upper School library programs and to serve as Library Department Chair. The Middle and Upper School Librarian will work with the Lower School Librarian to maintain print and nonprint collections that respond to student inquiry and interest, represent the diverse populations of our city and world, and support curricular work across divisions and departments. The Middle and Upper School Librarian will teach in all three divisions, with an emphasis on Grade 4 library and research, Grades 5 and 6 Media Literacy, and Upper School independent research. Both solo and co-teaching are required.
As chair of the library department, the librarian will manage the library budget, oversee the library program and its faculty and staff, and guide the department in review and implementation of curricular goals and library policy. The library department chair will oversee digital acquisitions, maintain digital resource management for all library patrons, and when needed provide access to Browning’s institutional archives. Department chairs attend regular meetings and serve on committees as requested. Department chairs participate in the ongoing work of program reflection, professional development, and faculty and staff evaluations.
A successful candidate will be eager to collaborate with colleagues across departments, and will be responsive to the informational and research needs of faculty and students alike.
The ideal candidate should be a graduate of an accredited MLS or MLIS graduate program, and have three or more years’ experience in school libraries. Experience with Follett Destiny, LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, and familiarity with a wide range of databases and online resources is helpful. Expertise in media literacy and a willingness to continue one’s media education both formally and informally is essential.
The Browning School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty. The Browning School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, disability, or any other basis.
Interested candidates should email a résumé, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Sarah Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Browning School
Founded in 1888 as a college preparatory school for boys, The Browning School continues its commitment to the goals of John A. Browning: the pursuit of academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning, the belief in the dignity of the individual, and the development of personal integrity and responsibility to the broader community. The Browning boy develops amid these values. The Browning alumnus is a good citizen, sensitive to the needs of others, and respectful of divergent yet informed opinions. He is, in the best sense of the word, a gentleman.
The Browning School strives to create a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected, and valued. We believe that in actively promoting a diverse learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social, and emotional growth for all. Recognizing and pursuing diversity, however, are not enough; we seek to transcend mere tolerance of difference and aspire to a celebration of the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives, and values that characterize our community.