The librarian is responsible for connecting students with excellent books, collaborating with faculty across all grade levels, and maintaining the library collection. This position reports to the Lower School Head and is a six-month leave assignment, January-June 2020.
Teach fixed classes in grades preK through sixth grade as well as additional information literacy and academic technology instruction as needed
Support the seventh grade curriculum by attending team meetings and help plan and participate in programs
Support information needs of eighth graders conducting independent Capstone research for project work
Collaborate with faculty preK to eighth grade to design, implement, and support curricular units
Maintain the library collection in Follett Destiny
Instruct students and faculty in the use of information resources including subscription databases, Noodle Tools, the catalog, etc.
Select, procure, catalog, and process books that support the curriculum and student interests
Work collaboratively with a group of active parent volunteers
Actively manage the birthday book and summer reading programs as well as support other community learning events
Coordinate author visits
Participate fully in the demanding life of the school as well as assume other duties as outlined in the faculty handbook
Commit to fostering a diverse and inclusive library and classroom environment
Teach and exhibit our school’s six core values of excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com. Please put Interim Librarian in the subject line.
Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.
Bachelor’s degree required: MLS or master’s degree in library science and/or library certification preferred
School library experience preferred
Experience with Follett Destiny preferred
Technology competency with experience in Google Apps for Education suite preferred
Knowledge of children’s literature and experience matching children and faculty with books
Strong teaching skills and ability to develop instructional materials
Experience and interest in working with technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, creativity, and self-direction
About Belmont Day School
Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school in founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent academic foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. We value honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect and excellence.