The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.
Ransom Everglades School is seeking applications for a full time administrative position as Director of Libraries. The Director of Libraries oversees the Dan Leslie Bowden Library on the Upper School campus and the Braman Family Media Center on the Middle School campus, as well as all support services provided by the libraries. The Director of Libraries sets the vision for the RE libraries to support students and faculty in implementing student-centered pedagogy and a 21st century curriculum. The Director of Libraries sets and manages the budget, trains and supervises library staff and volunteers, oversees the development of the library collection, and creates and implements curriculum in digital and media literacy, research, and presentation skills. An opportunity exists for the Director of Libraries to evaluate and modernize the physical design of the two libraries, and to work closely with the Technology Department to ensure that the libraries are outfitted with technology that best enhances students’ ability to seek and create knowledge. The Director of Libraries is a member of the school’s Academic Council, working closely with academic Department Chairs.
Previous experience as a library director is preferred.
Significant knowledge of the operations of middle and secondary school libraries is required, including cataloging and collection management, library policies, library automation and technologies, and the teaching functions of school libraries.
A Master’s degree in Library Science or a closely related field, and work experience in a supervisory capacity is required.
About Ransom Everglades School
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent, co-ed, grade 6-12 school of 1,075 students in Miami, Florida. The school is located on two campuses, on of which sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Proud of a tradition of academic excellence, the school is also characterized by a robust athletics program including 77 teams in 17 different sports, thriving visual and performing arts programs, and an historic, mission-driven commitment to community service.