Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences, an accredited coeducational independent day school for 130 students (grades EC-8), is currently seeking a dynamic educator to join its faculty as a Librarian beginning August 2018. This is a part-time (80%) 10-month position. Our mission is to provide a joyful and supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us. As a School of Arts & Sciences, we seek to provide meaningful cross-curricular activities across disciplines for our students. The School is a proud member of AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage school-wide library operations, including budget, program, collection development, circulation, volunteer training/coordination, and physical space
Provide instruction and support in the use of current research technology, online services, and traditional library materials
Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop media literacy, research skills, and digital citizenship curricula
Utilize and engage new technology, and help other faculty integrate it into their classrooms
Participate in curriculum development, faculty meetings, and professional growth endeavors
We expect all faculty members to be fully engaged in the life and mission of the school, in and out of the classroom. The ability to lead or take part in enrichment classes, school committees, after school activities, athletic teams, and/or summer camp courses is desired.
Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in Library Science (MLS) or Library & Information Science (MLIS) and will possess 3-5 years experience in all aspects of library operations. The ideal candidate will also have experience utilizing differentiated instruction in an independent school environment, and will have demonstrated ability to use technology successfully in the education of students.
Skills and Characteristics:
Appreciation of the developmental and age characteristics of the students in each grade
A passion for teaching children and helping them to achieve their best as they teach 21st century information skills and promote the appropriate use of technology
Vast knowledge and deep passion for children’s and young adult literature
Enthusiasm for the mission of the school and for working collaboratively with fellow faculty members
Flexible, creative, organized, growth mindset and innovative educator
Initiative, confidence, and joy
Interested candidates should visit the Employment section (under “About Us”) at the School’s website, www.barnesvilleschool.org, to complete a general application form. Please send this completed general application form, cover letter and résumé by email to:
Head of School, Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences