Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in north Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for a full-time upper school librarian to provide high-quality information literacy instruction, programming, and readers’ advisory to the students and faculty.
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information;
Work as a team as we continue to implement a vision for a cutting-edge 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 students so their behavior supports the library’s academic and social-emotional purpose;
Reassess and redesign the library space to best meet student needs; and
Act as an advisor to between eight to ten Upper School students.
Lakeside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to diversify its workplace.
A successful candidate will have an MLIS degree and a strong desire to learn on the job in a fast-paced environment. An understanding of and vision for the varied roles that libraries play in learning and the school community are essential. The individual must have strong presentation and teaching skills paired with keen interpersonal skills. A love of teenagers and an appreciation for the absurdity of their lives is a necessity.
Candidates must be able to
manage a large library space, especially during free periods when we are frequently at capacity;
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;
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.
Knowledge of current educational technology is desired and prior experience in a high school library is a plus, as is experience with cataloging, creating LibGuides, and classroom teaching.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 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.