The Middle School Librarian collaborates with librarians, staff, and the wider community to provide students with exceptional learning experiences. The Middle School Librarian is responsible for collection development and management, cataloging, and teaching research skills to middle school students. The school's Annenberg Library serves both our Middle and Upper School, and the Middle School Librarian works collaboratively with our other Middle and Upper School librarians, staff, and faculty in service of students and programs. This is a teaching position that currently includes a trimester-long 6th grade research skills course and an advisory group. The Middle School Librarian will be part of a team working on special projects to promote the history of the school and broaden access to digital collections.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Embodies and lives The Stripes.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF in one email with the subject line "Middle School Librarian" email@example.com. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each
Application deadline: April 18, 2018
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The Middle School Librarian:
Works collaboratively with teachers to design and teach thoughtful, engaging learning experiences.
Inspires curiosity and a passion for reading.
Values diversity, equity, and inclusion in instruction, collection development, and student service.
Empowers students to become critical thinkers, researchers, and ethical users of gathered information.
Instructs colleagues and students in using emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy and library service.
Forms positive, nurturing relationships with middle school students
Is proactive and strategic in library promotion, including through the use of social media platforms.
Candidates must possess an MLS or equivalent.
Candidates with middle school experience will be viewed favorably.
Candidates who are familiar with digitization trends and related tools (Omeka or Shared Shelf, for example) will be viewed favorably.
About The Episcopal Academy
The Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, PA, offers college preparatory education for more than 1,200 boys and girls from PK-12th Grade in three units: Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
Episcopal Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.