The Upper School Librarian collaborates with librarians, staff, and the wider community to provide students with exceptional learning experiences. This librarian is responsible for collection development, cataloging, and teaching research and critical thinking skills. EA's Annenberg Library serves both our Middle and Upper School, so this librarian works as part of a team of three full-time librarians and a full-time administrative assistant. Members of this team work with students and faculty in both divisions, and on special projects promoting the history of the school and broadening 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.
The ideal candidate:
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 students.
Is proactive and strategic in library promotion, including through the use of social media platforms.
Candidates must possess an MLS or equivalent.
Candidates who are familiar with digitization trends and related tools (Omeka or Shared Shelf, for example) will be viewed favorably.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF in one email with the subject line "Upper School Librarian" firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: May 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.
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.