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Upper Division Librarian

Company: Park School Corp
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Upper Division Librarian

About The Park School

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

The Park School Library holds a central and valued place within the school as a busy site for interdisciplinary learning and the exploration of ideas. The librarians are committed to developing a collection of diverse materials; creating a welcoming, inspiring community space; and continually seeking and sharing new knowledge in the education and information fields. The Upper Division Librarian reports to the Library Director and works in a department of four. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work, strong teaching skills, a sense of mission about the future of libraries, and experience with academic technology integration.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Teach research skills required to locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and use information from a variety of sources
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and producers of information
  • Actively engage the community in multiple perspective-taking, by providing access to and recommendations for a diverse set of resources
  • Build collaborative relationships with faculty and staff, with special responsibility for Upper Division
  • Work with faculty and students to evaluate, promote and use existing and emerging resources and technology
  • With a focus on Upper Division, create community learning experiences, including reading initiatives and celebrations, author visits, hands-on learning activities and projects integrating digital resources
  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning; pursue professional development in librarianship, education, and technology
  • With the library department, act as a thought leader in the school, investigating and introducing current ideas from library and education fields
  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, school duties, and extra activities such as clubs and assemblies
  • Transport and shelve books in a multi-level library space

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Relevant work experience with school-age children
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracist practices
  • Strong understanding of libraries
  • Ability to use and teach current best practices in research skills
  • Experience in a collaborative environment
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse community
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve and set priorities
  • Comfort/ Fluency with a wide range of technology

Application Information

  • Please visit Parks to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership/philosophy statement, and the names of three to five references, including two present or past supervisors.
  • The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

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Keywords: Park School Corp, Brookline , Upper Division Librarian, Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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