Baylor School is hiring for the full-time position of Research and Instructional Librarian in the Hedges Library to begin in the 21-22 school year. The highly qualified candidate will have proven experience in libraries, a record of working with students in grades 6-12, and a bachelor’s degree in Humanities or Information Science, and an MLS, MLIS, or MSIS degree. Demonstrated experience with research instruction and an ability to connect with students are a must. The Research and Instructional Librarian will collaborate with students and faculty to support the curriculum through research instruction and work to create a warm, welcoming library environment.
As with all openings, Baylor seeks candidates eager to enrich a diverse and inclusive community and support a multi-faceted educational program designed to address the needs of the “whole person.” For that reason, successful candidates display clear cultural competence, promise to make some significant contribution to the school community beyond their office or classroom, and exemplify the virtues that Baylor hopes to instill in its students.
The Research and Instructional Librarian will be responsible for developing students’ growth as thoughtful and effective researchers by providing instruction in resource evaluation, digital citizenship, and ethical research methods and assisting with the collection development of reference and nonfiction materials.The Research and Instructional Librarian will also support Baylor faculty in creating meaningful research opportunities across curricula.
The Research and Instructional Librarian
Conducts instructional research sessions and citation workshops for 6-12 students across all academic departments
Collaborates with faculty createeffective research assignments
Provides instructioninresource evaluation, digital citizenship, and ethical research methods
Assists students one-one-one with research projects during Extra Help, Community Time, and free periods
Develops online researchguides and tutorials for student and faculty use
Assists with collection development and management of nonfiction and reference materials
Provides recommendations to library director for research databases, reference sources, and other digital platforms
Stays current on developing technology tools for research and implementation in instruction
About Hedges Library
Hedges Library is a two story, 16,000 square foot library that overlooks the Tennessee River.The library houses collection holdings of more than 28,000 fiction, nonfiction, and reference books, e-books, and numerous subscriptions to journals and research databases. The first floor of the library features the fiction collection and Young Adult graphic novels, nonfiction, and biographies. The first floor also features Felder Forbes, a lounge and meeting space for students and faculty, large windows that showcase the beauty of the Tennessee River, comfortable, soft seating spaces, and desktop computers for student and faculty use.The second floor of the libraryhouses the reference and nonfiction collections, the Applied Humanities lab, the podcasting and film studio, and a multipurpose classroom. The library collection and the services offered by the library staff support the work done in the classroom, enhance the concepts being taught, and expand the academic possibilities through the use of printed materials and on-line resources.
About Baylor School
Baylor School is a coeducational day and boarding school, enrolling 1053 students in sixth through twelfth grades.
Baylor School is known for its whole child approach that combines rigorous academics, rich and varied extracurricular and co-curricular offerings, and a healthy and caring program. Central to the school’s culture is a strong sense of community and family within which there is a focus on the individual child. The Baylor Middle School (6-8) community is a thriving and integral part of the Baylor School. of the Baylor School.