The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship, and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth, and to become contributing members of the community. At the Park School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
The Park School Library holds a central and valued place within the school as a busy site for interdisciplinary learning and the exploration of ideas. The librarians are committed to developing a collection of diverse materials; creating a welcoming, inspiring community space; and continually seeking and sharing new knowledge in the education and information fields.The Upper Division Librarian reports to the Head Librarian. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work, strong teaching skills, a sense of mission about the future of libraries, and experience with academic technology integration.
Duties & Responsibilities
Builds collaborative relationships with faculty and staff, with special responsibility for Upper Division
Develops print and electronic collection for Upper Division. Reads professional review journals and review blogs to inform collection development and evaluation
Library liaison with Technology Department; attends Technology Department meetings
Supports maintenance of library hardware, software, apps; coaches teachers and students in the use of library and individual devices
Works with faculty on the effective use of technology to meet educational goals; helps faculty integrate and implement technology to enhance learning
Designs access to digital resources through library web page
With a focus on Upper Division, creates community learning experiences, including reading initiatives and celebrations, author visits, and hands-on learning activities
Demonstrates a passion for lifelong learning; pursues professional development in librarianship, education, and technology
With the library department, acts as a thought leader in the school, investigating and introducing current ideas from library and education fields.
Participates in the school community, including faculty and committee work, school duties, and extra activities such as clubs and assemblies
Bachelor’s degree required
Relevant work experience with school-aged children
Demonstrated understanding of libraries
Demonstrated understanding of current best practices in research skills
Demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community
Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, a 1-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references (optional).
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.
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