Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for an Upper School Librarian (full-time, on-year appointment) position. The Upper School library empowers students to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners and readers, and global citizens who recognize that learning is an ongoing social responsibility and who not only ethically use but also contribute to the information landscape.
This position is for a full time (1.0 FTE), one-year appointment during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Empower young adults to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
Work with a team to advocate for and implement an effective and comprehensive library program drawn from current best practices.
Maintain an inviting and welcoming space that generates an understanding of and appreciation for the multifaceted role of libraries to the community.
Curate, develop, manage, and promote a collection that represents diverse cultures, experiences, and viewpoints.
Model, foster, and promote inquiry-based lifelong learning and self-directed reading.
Provide reference and instructional support for scheduled and on-the-spot student and faculty needs.
In collaboration with faculty, teach students to successfully navigate the research process through the use of formal and informal instructional methods, including one-on-one research conferences with individual students.
Provide effective, enthusiastic, and informed reader’s advisory and promotion to encourage self-directed reading in the community.
Manage and supervise a large, open-plan, and busy library space to support a whole spectrum of young adult work styles and social-emotional needs.
Act as an advisor for eight to ten Upper School student.
Attend department and faculty meetings.
Actively participate in current school-wide initiatives to enrich and support the mission of the school.
Working At Lakeside At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Master of Library and Information Science degree (completed by August 2019) from an ALA accredited institution.
Understanding of and enthusiasm for the varied roles that libraries play in learning, social emotional development, and the school community.
Familiarity with reference and information literacy fundamentals and instructional best practices.
Knowledge of materials and resources to support high school curriculum and young adult reading.
Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
Preferred Qualifications Previous experience, that is preferred but not required, includes:
Developing and delivering library program and instruction for young adults.
Collaborating with faculty to design and implement information literacy lessons.
Providing reference and instructional services.
Creating and curating online resource pages (Lib Guides experience is a plus), and
Managing a collection via ILS (Follett Destiny experience is a plus).
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.