St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks a research and outreach librarian to provide research and instructional assistance to library users in grades 5-12. The librarian also serves as an instructional liaison to the faculty, performing collection development and instructional services to support the learning goals identified in each discipline, including emphasis in science and mathematics. The Research and Outreach Librarian will take initiative to assess emerging technologies and academic databases, set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment, work collegially and collaboratively with Library personnel and students, and meet the Library's standards for the practice of librarianship, professional service, professional development, and creative activities.
Character and leadership education for all boys is a deep commitment at St. Mark’s. We have a well-developed program that spans grades one through twelve. Successful candidates will have interest in this aspect of our program and will place a priority on the character and intellectual development of our students.
Engage with students and faculty as an instructor in library and research skills, with specific expertise in topics of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering.
Identify emergent technologies and assess their efficacy for students and teachers, promoting their availability to students and faculty.
Provide instruction in the following areas: identification and access of electronic and print resources; resource analysis; citation generation; understanding and identifying bias in resources; recognizing and avoiding academic dishonesty.
Collaborate with teachers to provide instruction in support of research across the curriculum.
Provide individual support and instruction to students requiring assistance with research.
Provide faculty support, showcasing library resources and providing instruction in the use of resources as needed.
Interact with students and faculty in a welcoming, helpful, and empathetic manner.
Serve as a student advisor.
Participate in collection development activities to maintain a balanced collection of materials which supports the curriculum as well as the reading interests of library patrons.
In addition to instructional and reference support, the librarian will assume responsibility for daily tasks required to maintain the library. Activities include, circulation of library materials, maintaining the periodicals collection, assisting with library promotions, processing new materials, supporting year-end library activities, and other duties in support of the library.
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science required
Excellent communication and organization skills
Ability to interact effectively and collegially with the St. Mark’s community
Experience providing information literacy instruction to students
Experience with the creation of online learning resources in support of information literacy
Minimum of two years full-time experience as an academic librarian
Demonstrated teaching experience preferred
Experience with current issues and best practices in delivering reference, research, instruction, collection development, and liaison services in academic libraries
Knowledge of the sciences, and their research and scholarly communication patterns that is sufficient for performing effectively as a liaison to academic departments
Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.