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Librarian, Buckingham Browne & Nichols Upper School, Cambridge, MA

Description:

BB&N is seeking a Librarian for its Upper School campus: 

  • To ensure that students, faculty, and staff are effective users of ideas and information 
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information 
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information 
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness 
  • To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a Master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.) A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. 

Additionally, the librarian will have a:

  • collaborate with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking; this includes but is not limited to class research instruction and one-on-one appointments
  • create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff 
  • share with the learning community collaboratively developed and up-to-date policies concerning such issues as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, and acceptable use 
  • maintain frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and library website and other formats 
  • provide and plan professional development opportunities within the school for and with all faculty and staff, including other school librarians 
  • understand copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assist users with their understanding and observance of the same 

How to Apply:

For more details, visit:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1017998/Buckingham-Browne-Nichols-School/Upper-School-Librarian