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Director of Library Services, The Governor's Academy (Newbury)

The Director of Library Services is a full-time Administrative Faculty appointment that reports to the Academic Dean and is responsible for the vision, leadership and operation of the Carl A. Pescosolido Library and archival program. 


Oversee all administrative functions of programming, staff development, acquisition, circulation, cataloging, inventory, and maintenance of collections
Collaborate with teachers to create inquiry-based projects that seamlessly integrate research and information literacy skills into the academic curriculum
Create an environment that provides adolescents with structure and clear limits while promoting positive interactions (both academic and social) with peers and adults
Demonstrate commitment to selecting library materials and diverse resources in differing formats & levels of difficulty with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens that supports a student-centered library for learning and growth
Establish and implement library and archival policies and procedures which support the school’s curriculum, foster an appreciation of reading, and cater to the needs of developing adolescents in a secondary boarding school
Collaborate with the technology team to ensure consistency in skills, approach to technology, and technology policies and implement new digital resources and tools.
Prepare bibliographic materials which integrate print and electronic resources for specific curricular assignments and conduct the one-on-one bibliographic instruction with the American History term paper
Prepare and manage an annual budget 
Oversee the physical facility 


Academic Affairs
Technology Committee
Archives Committee
Other committees as assigned by the Head of School, Dean of Faculty, or Academic Dean
Represent Governor’s on various committees - Massachusetts Library System

Other Duties:

Faculty advisor to no more than 7 students
On call driving duty for Health Center one afternoon per week
Member of FIC team and weekend chaperone as assigned by the Dean of Faculty
Flexible schedule according to needs of the Academy
Performs other duties as assigned

Management Responsibilities:

Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, managing, and evaluating all non-faculty personnel. Responsible with Academic Dean and Dean of Faculty for hiring and supervision of faculty in the library. The following positions report to the Director of Library Services:
Library Information Specialist (administrative faculty)
Evening Reference Librarian (adjunct faculty)
Technical Services Associate and Administrative Assistant (FT staff)
Archivist (associate faculty)
Library Assistants (PT staff)


MLS required. Some relevant teaching experience; experience with integrating information literacy and technology within the curriculum; experience in an automated library environment; proficiency with online databases and other digital resources. Proven ability to manage budgets and personnel, must be able to work collegially; facility with technology; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment and have a valid driver’s license.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2020-10-29 |  Quick link to this job