The position is an interim appointment for the 2018-19 school year with the option to apply for a permanent position.
The librarian is a member of the faculty, and reports to the Division Head and the Director of Library Services. The position includes five roles of responsibility:
Information Specialist: instructs students, staff and faculty in the use of online resources, including the discovery search system, library catalog, electronic resources and Internet research; prepares LibGuide resource pages, and provides resources to support specific units; protects the users’ access and confidentiality.
Teacher:delivers information literacy skills to students for various projects throughout the year in classes and 1-1 student consultations; conducts reader's advisory with students based on a knowledge of young adult literature, publishing trends, and authors and maintains familiarity with YA literature through regular reading and use of reviewing tools; takes an active role in encouraging appropriate student behavior in the library, while creating and sustaining a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
Instructional Consultant: collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy in classroom curricula; pursues knowledge of current educational theory and practice.
Program Administrator: ensures the collection is well-maintained and current through evaluation and selection of print, non-print and electronic sources; regularly weeds outdated materials; selects materials based on curricular needs, reviews, areas of high need, and requests from faculty and students; catalogs materials; keeps necessary library records, such as usage statistics; maintains online catalog and patron records; manages the Upper School library book budget in cooperation with the Director of Libraries; assists in the development and implementation of library policies and procedures; sets long- and short-term goals regarding the program and budget.
Member of the Community: participates fully as a member of the Upper School faculty and the library team, including faculty and library meetings; helps maintain a positive library environment and school morale.
Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to Anne Krive, Director of Libraries at email@example.com.
Qualifications: A stellar candidate will be flexible, tenacious, and innovative, while possessing a passion for working with teenagers. The candidate will have a love of YA literature and technological innovation, strong communication and organization skills, the ability to prioritize work obligations, and the capability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution required; ideally, the librarian also has some experience as a college or school librarian or as a classroom teacher. Some knowledge of Friends (Quaker) education, and experience with TLC and LibGuides preferred.
About Moses Brown
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).