Fort Worth Country Day is seeking an Upper School Librarian for the William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Library, which serves over 700 students in grades 5-12. Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Upper School Librarian is responsible for implementing a strong library program which promotes an environment of innovation and accessibility for grades 9-12 and coordinates the management of library technology. The Upper School Librarian, in addition to being a member of the library department, is also a member of the Upper School faculty.
Fort Worth Country Day earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth for 2018.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating the management of library technologies. This includes serving as liaison to library technology vendors and consortiums, implementing new resources and promoting them to faculty and staff, evaluating usage, and renewing subscriptions on a timely basis. It also includes keeping abreast of new library technologies that would benefit the FWCD community and consulting with the School’s technology staff when applicable
Collaborating with the Middle School Librarian to develop the Moncrief collection to serve the needs of the middle and upper school students and faculty
Supporting grades 9-12 student research. This includes collaborating with Upper School teachers, providing print and online resources, creating research guides using LibGuides, presenting in classrooms, and reviewing source citations in NoodleTools
Promoting library services and programs to faculty, students and the greater FWCD community
Working as part of a team of three professional librarians and one paraprofessional
Attending Upper School faculty meetings, serving as a student advisor, and supporting Upper School programming
Collaborating with Upper School faculty to develop summer reading requirements
Supporting the Senior Capstone program
Serving as Director of the Upper School Writing Center
Administering the Plagiarism Remediation course
Staffing the library as scheduled during summer open hours and programs
Engaging in regular professional development through conferences, webinars and school library visits
Consulting with Upper School administration and/or members of the Upper School faculty on matters pertaining to the Upper School
ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences
Experience in a secondary school setting, both as a classroom teacher and librarian preferred
A student-centered nature with strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, curiosity and a love of learning
A self-starter who enjoys working in a team-based environment
Ability to collaborate with faculty as an instructional partner
Willingness to experiment with and evaluate new technologies and research tools
Ability and willingness to participate in school life outside the library as part of a larger school culture and community
Strong oral and written communication skills
A genuine desire to work with high school students
A sincere commitment to the work of inclusion and diversity, specifically as articulated in the FWCD Inclusivity Statement
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1065 students in grades Junior K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.