Trinity School, a co-educational, K-12 institution located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, seeks a leave replacement Middle School Librarian from August 31, 2020 through November 24, 2020.
Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Middle School Librarian serves as the main point of contact for Middle School students, faculty, staff, and families in their interactions with the library. They advocate for the needs of Middle School library users within both the library department and the larger school community.
To that end, the librarian must create an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive.
An MLS or MSLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school is strongly preferred.
Collaborates with Middle School faculty to support the needs of the curriculum and to design and implement learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking;
Promotes resources to support teaching and learning through timely communication with and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff;
Provides reader’s advisory and reference assistance to Middle School students, faculty, staff, and families;
Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, teaching styles, and instructional strategies within the school community;
Plans and implements meaningful experiences for the Middle School community that foster a love of books and reading, including overseeing the Library Advisory Board;
Leads the implementation of the information literacy and literature appreciation curriculum in the Middle School, including co-teaching 6th Grade Digital and Research Skills, coordinating with the other division librarians as needed;
Creates and maintains a library environment that is inviting, welcoming, and safe;
Works to ensure the library collections, both print and digital, are organized for maximum and effective use;
Establishes processes and procedures that assure appropriate staff, resources, and facilities are available when needed; and
Carries out administrative and clerical tasks necessary to the smooth functioning of the library program.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Trinity School seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community.