Brooklyn Friends School, Preschool/Lower School Librarian, Job Description
Brooklyn Friends School seeks a full-time Preschool/Lower School Librarian beginning in
the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with
children in a school library setting. PS/LS Librarian will co-develop and co-teach the
Preschool/Lower School library curriculum. Other responsibilities include collaborating
with Preschool/Lower School faculty and technology integrators and performing reader’s
advisory and instruction on the use of the library resources for Preschool and Lower
School students and faculty.
Requirements for this position are an MLS/MLIS degree, experience teaching preschool
and lower school students, preferably in a library setting, a strong desire to work with
preschool and lower school students in an energetic program, facility with technology,
knowledge of information literacy and enthusiasm for children’s literature. BFS seeks
candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of diversity,
inclusivity and social justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented
groups are encouraged to apply.
The PS/LS librarian will co-develop and co-teach the Preschool/Lower School library
curriculum. Other responsibilities include collaborating with Preschool/Lower School
faculty regarding research and literature needs, working with technology integrators,
performing reader’s advisory for Preschool and Lower School students and faculty, and
instructing faculty and students on the use of the library website, databases and catalog.
collaboration with faculty.
Work directly with the Library Department Chair and Co-PS/LS librarian.
As a teacher, the PS/LS librarian instructs students in skills relating to reading, research,
presentation, and evaluation of resources. Instruction is also provided for faculty,
volunteers, and the BFS community.
faculty, and technology integrator to provide a fully integrated curricular
program for students.
classes of preschool through fourth grade students.
sources and citation at age appropriate levels of instruction.
the online catalog (Destiny), databases, and apps.
and book fair planning.
As an information specialist, the PS/LS Librarian provides access to
resources and devices which enable students and faculty to identify, locate, and interpret
information and communicate their findings to others.
Curricular Development and Implementation:
technology integrators to provide an integrated program.
Community Resource Support:
reading groups and read alouds. Provide bibliographies of materials at
BFS for their use.
needs of students.
Collection Development and Evaluation:
inclusiveness, and relevance.
As a learner, the PS/LS Librarian is growing in knowledge by continuing to pursue
Mission and Philosophy of the BFS Library:
However our students feel comfortable expressing themselves, experimenting with how
they want to show up in the world, and perform themselves, there is a welcome mat laid
at the door of the BFS Library. That is central to our work as librarians. We talk about
books being valuable as both windows and mirrors. We make sure to bring in authors,
illustrators, and storytellers who give us a new perspective and a reassuring look in the
mirror. We want our library to create pride and celebration of all identities.
If interested please send resume and cover letter to Katie Ryan, Library Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org