Position: Instructional Librarian
Location: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School – Potomac, MD
Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks candidates for the position of Instructional Librarian to begin August 15, 2016.
Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 550 students in preschool-grade 12. The school has two campuses three miles apart. The Potomac Village Campus (preschool-grade 2) is on the grounds of St. Francis Episcopal Church and the19-acre Postoak Campus (grades 3-12) is on Postoak Road in Potomac.
The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. St. Andrew’s serves a broadly diverse and talented student body. St. Andrew’s provides a challenging curriculum in a supportive environment, with a rich program built on the “four pillars” of academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. St. Andrew’s has a strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning. Its excellent faculty professional development program focuses on research-based neuro-educational techniques and benefits from strong partnerships with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Harvard University School of Education. St. Andrew’s is a one-to-one (Mac) laptop school.
The instructional librarian works closely with the director of the Dreyfuss Library to create a vibrant learning space conducive to independent and group inquiry. Candidates should have an MLS/MLIS from an accredited program as well as 3-5 years experience, and be ready to assist in all aspects of library operations. Ideal candidates will be passionate about working with middle and high school students and faculty to promote critical thinking, questioning, and creating as they teach 21st century information skills in a technology-rich environment. In 2016, St. Andrew’s will open its new multi-faceted Student Center on the campus, as well as a new makerspace adjacent to the library. We are seeking a librarian eager to help us evaluate how these new installations will grow our future vision for library spaces and purpose beyond the traditional.
Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the school by visiting our website http://www.saes.org. To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to:
Assistant Head of School
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrew’s is committed to a diverse and inclusive community, with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.
Location: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School – Washington, D.C.
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The Librarian supports the Head Librarian in planning, implementing, and evaluating the school library
program. Successful implementation of this program requires creating an environment that fosters a sense of excitement about literature, books, information, and text. It also includes teaching research and information skills, collaborating with teachers in implementing integrated instructional activities, serving as an information specialist to assist teachers and students, implementing the latest in information technology to support the work of the library, and performing other related duties that may be required.
While the Head Librarian and Librarian work collaboratively, the Librarian works to support the Head Librarian in organizing and sharing day-to-day responsibilities.