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Pre & Lower School Librarian (SY 2020-21)

The Packer Collegiate Institute seeks an energetic individual to join its library team as a Pre and Lower School Teacher Librarian. Packer’s libraries strive to provide student-friendly learning environments and diverse, inclusive collections. Packer’s teacher librarians are dedicated professionals who share a genuine love of working with children and teens, their teachers, and the larger school community.

Packer’s comprehensive commitment to diversity requires all faculty members to actively and thoughtfully engage in work around identity, equity, and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach research skills to elementary school students and integrate technology into these lessons
  • Foster an environment of creativity and innovation, and a love of reading and learning
  • Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, the instructional strategies of the school’s faculty and the school’s mission
  • Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current and well-stocked library conducive to reading, study, and research
  • Partner with the Literacy Coordinator to support students’ development as readers and build effective classroom collections
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Pre and Lower Schools and participate in interdisciplinary instruction and curriculum development
  • Manage the library during busy morning hours for children, parents, and caregivers
  • Maintain a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s of Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited program is preferred 
  • Additional degree in Education a plus
  • Five years of librarian experience 
  • At least three years of experience in a school library preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for children’s literature and the ability to be an effective resource for students, teachers, and families
  • Demonstrated experience and passion for educating children through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens
  • A sincere commitment to professional development and investigating emerging trends in school library services
  • Passionate about working with and inspiring students
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, positivity, and a sense of humor

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@packer.edu with "Job Posting 120015 " in the subject line. To be considered, materials submitted should be titled: “Last Name First Name - Document Title.” 

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