The Librarian will work closely with the Director to support a dynamic Learning Commons for students in grades 5-12 and to ensure the library’s academic and technical resources advance the school’s educational program.
Develops the print and eBook collection.
Promotes reading for instruction and leisure through book talks, curated lists, readers’ advisory, etc.
Builds and maintains LibGuides for courses and subjects.
Connects students and faculty to relevant resources to meet information needs.
Teaches information literacy and digital citizenship.
Supports the Director with the library budget.
Confers with faculty about the provision of appropriate materials for classroom instruction.
Investigates and adopts technologies to improve services.
Assists with textbook ordering, coordination, and distribution.
Serves as a Middle School co-advisor or Upper School advisor (TBD).
Processes books as needed. Copy cataloging occasionally required.
Other related duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; supports Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A Master of Library Science degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is required although the degree may be in-progress at time of hire. Two years of related experience required. Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter with a salary requirement to [email protected]
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with Google Drive Apps and Microsoft Office and capable of learning how to use relevant tools like Follett Destiny, LibGuides, Omeka S, etc. Additional technical skills are a plus and could be utilized in various ways to optimize workflows.
Physical Demands 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 Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.
Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any other state or federally protected classification. We invite you to read our community welcome letter from our Director of Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion
We invite you to read our community welcome letter from our Director of Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion
Founded in 1876 by Gideon Frost for “the children of Friends and those similarly sentimented,” Friends
Academy is a Quaker, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school serving students from age
three through the twelfth grade. The school’s philosophy is based on the principles of integrity, simplicity, patience, moderation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and a belief that the silence and simple ministry of the “gathered meeting” brings the presence of God into the midst of busy lives. Friends Academy is committed to developing a diverse
community whose members value excellence in learning and growth in knowledge and skills, a genuine
commitment to service and ethical action, and an understanding that every life is to be explored, celebrated,
and enjoyed in the spirit of the Religious Society of Friends.