Job Description: Director of the Audrey Bruce Currier Library
Classification: Full Time, Salaried, Exempt (11 month)
Reports to: Assistant Head of School for Academics
The Library is at the heart of the Foxcroft community and plays a vital role in connecting and educating the entire community. The primary role of the Director will be to work with students and teachers to develop information literacy skills, technology competencies, and exposure to media best practices through one-on-one reference interactions. The Director will play a role in curriculum development, advising and collaborating with the instructional faculty and helping to create a school-wide information literacy plan. Teach and develop Digital Literacy program. In addition, the Director maintains databases, creating LibGuides, and cataloging and preparing new acquisitions for use, among other duties.
Work continue to integrate the use of technology more fully into the Library Program and the whole community, both through the work in the library and through outreach to instructional faculty, students, and the wider community.
Oversee digitizing archival materials, add catalog records incorporating digital photography, and aid in the selection of records for online access.
Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the social media presence of the Library to promote resources, tips on usage, and activities.
Migrate content from LibGuides v1 to LibGuides v2, developing new content in support of curriculum and programs.
In order to support Foxcroft’s residential learning program, the Director of the Library will have boarding community duties, serve on the Admin Team, and other committee’s as needed.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, Educational Technology, or a related field. A Masters’ of Library Science (MLS/MLIS) with Archives Certification or a Masters’ degree in Education and related experience is preferred.
Experience maintaining library cataloging, archival, and research database systems. Experience with Follett Destiny, Past Perfect, and LibGuides a plus.
Expert knowledge of technology applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Prezi, as well as library databases, integrated library systems, and related educational software such as Noodletools. Facility with social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress is a requirement of the position as is some experience with design graphics programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, iMovie, or other video software. Digital photography skills a plus.
Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
Classroom teaching experience required.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple employees, projects and work under deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a fingerprint and background check and.
Physical Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position an incumbent is required to regularly remain sedentary for long periods of time in meetings and while processing information and paper work both manually and on a computer.
The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to reach and hands to type and manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to converse in clear English both written and orally, over a telephone and in person. The employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak.
Occasionally, incumbent may be required to lift up to 25 pounds, traverse uneven terrain and climb stairs while moving about campus, bend and stoop. Work hours may vary and include days, nights, and weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, school dances, and other events.
About Foxcroft School
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Student Body
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2015-16 student body is 70 percent boarding students with a total of 167 girls from 18 states, Washington D.C., and 14 countries. Seventeen percent are U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students and more than 30 percent receive financial aid. More than 15 percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In 2015, 21 students -- including 10 members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award ...status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. About 85 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Above and Beyond
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.
Members of the Class of 2015 received 128 acceptances to 85 colleges and universities across the country and around the world. See a full list of acceptances in the College Counseling section of our website.