Overseeing both Barrie Montessori Libraries (Rothschild Hall & LE) and Barrie Prep (RLL) Libraries, you shall have the following responsibilities:
To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school.
Create, implement and maintain in the school libraries a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible and conducive to promoting a love of reading and lifelong learning, ensuring student confidentiality and the welfare/safety of students in your care at all times; refrain from using all electronic devices for personal use when supervising children.
Fully maintain all aspects of the library, including purchase order and processing of new books, system cataloging, shelving, repair/weed out, and start-to-finish circulation activities of books set up in the Montessori and Prep libraries.
Promote and mentor a Library Volunteer Program for parents.
Attend and participate in school functions that relate to your position in order to support your program (e.g., PTO book fair).
Complete CPR, AED, First Aid, Epi-pen, Anaphylaxis/Blood-borne Pathogens trainings
Comply with ADA standards in working with students of various abilities. This may require participation in online training, and in planning cooperatively to fully serve each child’s needs
Comply with the guidelines of the Barrie Employee Handbook
Specific to Barrie Prep Librarian, you shall have the following responsibilities:
Maintain the Haiku page which hosts links to online databases and other library resources
Work collaboratively with Director of Technology and Innovation to facilitate usage of databases
Work with Humanities department on the Black-Eyed Susan program for Sixth Grade students
Support Prep independent reading initiatives with appropriate book selections
Consult about effective use of Research Learning Lab, including understanding of shelved materials
Specific to Barrie Montessori Librarian, you shall have the following responsibilities:
Comply with the educational and experience requirements of the Office of Child Care (OCC) – Toddler through Kindergarten years
Give regularly scheduled lessons on library literacy and research skills to Upper Elementary and Lower Elementary students; create a sequenced program for lessons
Lead ongoing Read Alouds for Primary, LE/UE students, or maintain volunteer support for this
Work with program level teachers to order Literature Circle books and assess curricular needs
Support Bigs and Littles Reading Programs, including the Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Maintain all aspects of the Black-Eyed Susan program for LE/UE student participation
About Barrie School
Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.