Middle School Librarian Part-Time

THE POSITION

The Park School is seeking a Middle School Librarian, half-time, for sixth through eighth grades beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The position includes teaching 6th grade library classes.

The Middle School librarian works within the combined Park School Libraries, which cover all grades K-12, collaborates on projects and special events, and serves as a resource for teachers in curricular planning.

Library classes may be scheduled and may include giving book talks, teaching research, and promoting independent reading for pleasure. The librarian provides material and instructional support for a wide range of middle school research related activities. In addition, the librarian collaborates with middle school faculty to develop and manage the middle school summer reading program.

Oversight of the MS/US Library includes both flexibly scheduled academic periods and open periods for MS and US students to work and interact.

QUALIFICATIONS

Among the qualities and skills we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods
  • M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school preferred, and/or
    • Experience (3+ years) as a librarian for Middle School children ages 10-14 preferred
    • Experience (3+ years) as a classroom teacher in English and language arts preferred
  • Experience working with Upper School students, ages 14-18 preferred
  • Broad knowledge of the literature for young adults and beyond; strong belief in introducing young adults to high quality literature and promoting a life-long love of reading.
  • Excellent research and reference skills through a variety of online and other standard resources, and experience and ability teaching these skills to MS students
  • Experience in selecting high quality resources for curricular, research, and recreation reading support
  • Experience in selecting high quality literature that supports the school’s commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse community
  • Demonstrated skill in supporting and collaborating with teachers in identifying examples of literature and other resources across a variety of disciplines
  • Ability to provide cross coverage in a library that serves children from kindergarten through twelfth grades
  • Experience in and in-depth understanding of current technologies and methodologies that support school libraries
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, especially in developing warm, trusting relationships with middle school students, and in working collaboratively with a variety of middle school teachers
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are encouraged to apply

Salary and Benefits

Park salaries and benefits are competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:

Faculty & Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program

A $5.6 million endowed program, established in 1989, supports summer professional development work by faculty. This program provides full salary and benefits for work on group or individual projects. Approximately 40% of Park faculty participate in FACA projects each summer. Projects are selected through a formal, competitive review process.

Application Process

Please send letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and recommendations via email or US mail.

Contact Person:
Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone (410) 339-4159
FAX (410) 339-4125
academicresources@parkschool.net

 

The Park School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, race, color, sex/gender, national origin, citizenship status, religions, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws.