University Liggett School, an independent, coeducation school for grades PK3-12, is seeking a part-time librarian to lead the Lower School library program for grades PK through 5. The librarian will be responsible for managing the collection of both print and electronic form, working with classes, integrating digital research instruction, and supporting classroom project approach and literacy initiatives by working with teachers in grades PK through 5.
University Liggett School has a long tradition as an outstanding school, known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connects a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways. It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound. Like any school, there are traditions which form the foundation of our work in the community, and our foundation is strong. Our charge is to be better than good enough, and to understand that risk taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for all of our students and our faculty.
The librarian will identify and apply appropriate principles, protocols, standards and emerging technologies to both print and digital formats. It is our hope that our librarians will become curators of information for our school community in an effort to address changing information and communication needs of students and faculty.
A degree in library science or information science as well as experience in school libraries is preferred. The ideal candidate will be well versed in children’s literature; be creative, energetic and flexible; be an effective communicator; be experienced and comfortable with technology; be well organized and enjoy being part of a team.
About University Liggett School
A thriving independent school welcoming more than 600 students in grades PK through 12, Liggett is located in the idyllic small town of Grosse Pointe Woods, situated along the banks of scenic Lake St. Clair and 15 minutes from the dynamic city of Detroit. The school is in its 138th year, making it the oldest, coeducational independent school in Michigan. This long tradition of excellence lives alongside substantial academic, athletic, and artistic successes in recent years as the school has shifted toward an innovative curricular and pedagogical approach under the Curriculum for Understanding. This progressive approach ably supports Liggett's mission to empower students to develop intellectual curiosity, leadership and confidence to contribute to a complex and changing world. We challenge students to excel and to achieve their highest potential. We create opportunities for discovery and achievement by developing a faculty who foster the strengths of each student. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.