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Interim Librarian - PreK-8th Grade - January through June 2020, Belmont Day School Erskine Library (Belmont)

Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade independent school founded in 1927. It was founded by a group of parents who were committed to providing children with an exceptional educational foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. Our six core values of excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy permeate our culture for both children and adults.  



We are seeking an interim librarian to be responsible for connecting students with excellent books, collaborating with faculty across all grade levels, and maintaining our library collection. This position reports to the Lower School Head and is a six-month leave assignment. 



Responsibilities

●      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.



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.

Qualifications

Competencies

●      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



Qualifications

●      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

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

Based on experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to careers@belmontday.org. Please put Interim Librarian in the subject line.

Posted

2019-10-18 |  Quick link to this job