Baylor School is hiring for the full-time position of Young Adult 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. Special consideration will be given for candidates with an MLS, MLIS, or MSIS degree. Demonstrated experience with middle grade and young adult literature is a must. The Young Adult Librarian will work with faculty and students to inspire a love of reading across the school community.
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.
Applicants should submit as a single, combined PDF: a cover letter, a completed faculty application, a resumé, and a transcript to William Montgomery, Dean of Faculty.
The Young Adult librarian is responsible for developing students’ growth as thoughtful and effective readers by providing inspiring materials and meaningful connections with authors and literary experiences. The Young Adult Librarian will also support Baylor faculty in creating meaningful literacy connections across curricula.
The Young Adult Librarian:
Acts as an inspiration for readers (including students, faculty, and staff) by enthusiastically recommending books and sharing a contagious excitement about reading.
Initiates innovative programs and activities for students that will inspire a love of reading and writing.
Assists in curation, management, and circulation of the library collection.
Fosters a warm and welcoming library environment by greeting and welcoming all visitors to the library, providing cheerful assistance to students and faculty.
Creates engaging library displays and digital communication for students and faculty.
Assists with creation of summer reading programs and reading lists.
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.