Princeton Day School seeks a Lower School Teacher Librarian to lead a service-oriented, student-centered library program that fully incorporates a variety of print, makerspace, and technological resources. The Lower School Teacher Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues, demonstrates a deep concern for students and their literacy development, and embraces the dynamic, innovative nature of libraries in independent schools. The Teacher Librarian will have the technical expertise to ensure that students and staff are effective and ethical users of technology, information, and makerspace tools. The Teacher Librarian will empower students to be creative innovators, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and enthusiastic readers.
Roles and Responsibilities: Leader: The Lower School Teacher Librarian will oversee the library facility, curriculum, and resources to create a student-centered environment where collaboration and creative problem-solving thrive. The Librarian will provide leadership in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of print and digital resources to develop a collection and program that meets the diverse needs of the PDS lower school community.
Instructional Partner: The Lower School Teacher Librarian will collaborate with faculty and specialists to build and strengthen connections among the literacy and information needs of students, curricular content, and the library. The Librarian will collaborate to create inquiry research units, teach information literacy skills, and design curriculum utilizing a wide variety of technological and library resources. The Teacher Librarian will be an expert in promoting children’s literature and literacy within the community.
Technology Specialist: The Lower School Teacher Librarian will be experienced in an array of educational and library technologies. The Teacher Librarian will provide leadership in the selection, acquisition, evaluation and organization of technologies and makerspace equipment. Additionally, the Teacher Librarian will leverage the use of a library makerspace program to create innovative learning opportunities for students within the framework of the new AASL standards and the goals of the libraries at PDS.
Princeton Day School offers an excellent working environment, good benefits, and students and staff who are intellectually curious. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: email@example.com
An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
Experience at the elementary level in library services, including instruction of research, information, and digital literacy skills.
Experience with educational technology and makerspace tools and equipment such as digital fabrication, digital media creation, and makerspace activities.
A demonstrated ability to creatively promote literature and literacy for children.
A demonstrated ability to lead change, work collaboratively, and instruct creatively.