Washington Int’l School opening: Middle/Upper School Teacher Librarian

Washington International School

Middle/Upper School Teacher Librarian

Job Posting – June 10, 2013

Washington International School, a private, co-educational school in northwestern Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Teacher-Librarian to work with middle and upper school faculty and students for the 2013-14 academic year beginning in August.

Technology and library services are completely integrated at Washington International School, and the Teacher-Librarian works on a team that includes another full-time Teacher-Librarian, a Media Coordinator and an Instructional Technology Coordinator. Our Tregaron Library, a large open space with a contemporary collection, a multimedia project studio and flexible resources for mobile computing, is a teaching and learning hub for our institution.

Because the WIS collection, resources and instructional program are heavily focused on a dual-language program, the roles and responsibilities between the two Teacher-Librarians are divided along language lines.  This position will manage and maintain our foreign language collections and develop information resources for our language classrooms. As a direct result, fluency in one of our major languages (Spanish or French) is strongly preferred.

In addition to this language fluency, the ideal candidate will have some experience in Middle and/or Upper Schools or in public libraries.  A Master of Library Science, or a subject-appropriate graduate degree, are prerequisites for the position.  In addition, we are seeking candidates that have a genuine passion for digital tools and concepts including Follett Destiny and the Apple iLife and iWork suites, a demonstrable dedication to the research process, knowledge of young adult literature and an interest in curriculum development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy and three references to HRLibrary@wis.edu. To learn more about Washington International School, visit the school website at http://www.wis.edu.