Friday, April 08, 2016

Dean of Digital and Library Services at the Ethel Walker School

 The Ethel Walker School seeks a librarian to oversee the entire operation of the Bell Library. Built in 1987 and renovated in 2011, The Bell Library provides our community with high quality materials, opportunities for student engagement and collaboration, and a well-developed program to support learning in all forms. This is an attractive position to any librarian who wishes to oversee a well-equipped, busy library program that is well supported by its community. Bell Library is a welcoming place for all community members and offers access to numerous resources as well as a beautiful space to work both collaboratively and independently. The library program focuses on current research strategies and integrating digital media into teaching and learning. In addition, the library is host to professional development opportunities for faculty, a student-run cafe, the Ethel Walker Writing Center, and numerous social and cultural events. We seek a librarian who is focused on the most recent trends in library and research instruction, who is a supportive colleague to faculty, staff and administrators, who is comfortable with both print and electronic collection development, who enjoys working with middle and upper school students, and who is passionate about the role of the library in a school. Job duties will include, but not be limited to: Overseeing the daily operation of the library, including resource management, acquisitions, collection development, and scheduling. Managing the library’s operating budget and the Bell Library Fund. Acquiring relevant print and online resources to support the curriculum. In collaboration with the faculty, providing relevant, embedded instruction in research, citation, and other library skills. Developing programs to educate community members about the resources available in Bell Library. Serving as a member of the Department Chair committee and representing the library throughout the community. Providing professional development support to faculty and staff in collaboration with the Academic Support Coordinator and the school’s professional development committee. Developing and promoting a well-used fiction collection, including collaborating with teachers to support students reading for pleasure. Building the library’s non-print collection, specifically through the acquisition of research databases, subscriptions, and ebooks. Maintaining and evaluating the library’s catalog, holdings, subscriptions, and LibGuides. Directing the student-staffed Writing Center, in conjunction with a member of the English Department. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter in 1 document to