McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, creative and caring Lower School librarian for August, 2019.
Foster a love of reading and a welcoming, friendly environment in the library
Teach library and information literacy skills to Lower School homeroom classes (grades PK - 4th) on a weekly basis, integrating technology as appropriate
Collaborate with teachers to create and achieve meaningful cross-curricular connections; assist students and teachers with projects, including providing reference services and curating resources
Perform reader's advisory for students and teachers
Circulate and maintain the library collection, including check-out, check-in, shelving, shelf reading, resource files, inventory, incoming (new) and outgoing (old) item processing; make purchasing recommendations that support users’ needs and interests and the community’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
A full job description and position requirements can be reviewed here.
Proficiency with library automation, print and electronic research, and critical source evaluation
School library experience is also required; experience with Follett products preferred
Internal Number: p62
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.