The librarian works with high school students and faculty within our two campus library system—boasting a brand new Learning Commons completed last year— to foster vibrant, welcoming knowledge centers that are conducive to both consumption and creation by way of deep thought, authentic inquiry, and collaboration. The librarian guides access to information, teaches the critical thinking skills required to locate, evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and ethically apply information, and supports reading as a core value, not just for information but also for compassion, discovery, lifelong learning, global citizenship, and joy. The librarian, in close collaboration with faculty, develops and implements a program that supports classroom curriculum and beyond with resource collection/curation and information literacy instruction. The librarian offers instruction in research skills and behaviors in support of classwork, the Launch Grant/Innovation program, and curiosity. Applicants should be excited about the current opportunities for school libraries as we continue to envision and advance the best possible support of 21st century learners.
This is a full time, fully benefited, 10month position with a competitive salary.
● Along with associate librarian, supports students and faculty of Stuart Hall High School and Convent of the Sacred Heart High School.
● Collaborates with faculty of both high schools to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies and that foster critical thinking
● Offers direct individual and group instruction in skills pertaining to information literacy, including how to access, evaluate, use, share and create information in all formats using a variety of sources
● Offers direct instruction in skills pertaining to the research process, including formulating a research question, engaging in topic exploration, developing an argument, and communicating findings
● Offers direct support of the curriculum and both wide and deep research through resource curation
● Models and teaches the ethical use of information, including knowledge of copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assists users with their understanding and observance of the same
● Provides direct and indirect instruction to fourschool community in support of the Launch Grant and entrepreneurship programs, including direction in different forms and functions of intellectual property protection, prior art research, and the patent application process
● Builds, maintains, and promotes multimedia collections that foster a love of reading and that support the curriculum, needs, and interests of students and faculty
● Incorporates the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Learner in delivering instruction
● Assumes a leadership role in promoting intellectual freedom and access to information as requisite to responsible citizenship
● Grants and guides access to materials and information in the physical collections, making resources from both high school libraries available to all middle form and high school students and faculty
● Grants and guides access to digital resources, including subscription databases, ebooks, and audio books, both on and off campus
● Provides faculty/staff development opportunities in the use of information resources in a variety of formats and integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum
● Seeks input from all members of the school community for additions to the collection
● Works in conjunction with the library department chair/lower school librarian and associate librarian to develop, implement, and assess curriculum
● Works in conjunction with library department chair/lower school librarian to select and evaluate electronic resources
● Oversees all aspects of Learning Commons/Library spaces, collections, and instruction
● Maintains library collection, including circulation, collection development, classification, inventory, and evaluation
● Administers the library budget, including purchase of all resources, materials, and supplies
● Oversees associate librarian
● Trains and supervises student and parent volunteers
● Takes an active role in school community, including participation in school assemblies, faculty meetings, committees, and student advisory
● Updates instructional and libraryrelated professional skills through attending conferences, participating in continuing education opportunities, and scholarship
● Maintains active memberships in professional associations
B.A., M.L.I.S. (Master of Library and Information Science).
A minimum of three years experience working as a librarian in a school setting strongly preferred.
Requires advanced search and research skills using proprietary databases.
Requires excellent writing, communication and grammar skills, and the ability to support students’ writing skills.
Requires demonstrated experience using a wide range of instructional technology tools. Direct experience using iPads, laptops, and Google Apps strongly preferred.
Must be detail oriented, organized and willing to take initiative.
Must have excellent teamwork skills.
Requires the ability to work well with and relate effectively to a diverse group of high school students and faculty.
Must be a role model in embracing and living out the school’s mission, goals and criteria.
Experience with independent schools preferred.
Physical Ability Requirements:
Regularly lifting or carrying 1 – 20lbs.
Regularly climbing stairs, Regularly sitting or standing 4 – 8 hours
At Convent & Stuart Hall, we are committed to developing resilient, resourceful and engaged thinkers who are equipped to thrive in an evolving world. Our rigorous K12 educational model is a dynamic blend of singlesex classes within a coed environment, supported by smallschool class sizes with resources reflective of a large school. We deliver an interactive learning experience, curated by faculty highly regarded in their academic fields, so that students graduate with confidence in what they know, how they think and who they are. Our community is part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools, where students and adults embrace the catholic charism of our Sacred Heart founders, which is spiritually inclusive and global in nature.
The school is organized into four academic divisions, each led by a Head and sharing resources and a
central administration, all of which is under the direction of the President.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of intent and a current resume via email to:
Amanda Walker, Elementary School Librarian & Library Department Chair