Position Details

Title Librarian- Part Time
Supervisor Head of Lower School
FLSA Designation Exempt
Calendar 10 month

General Summary

McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, creative and caring Lower School librarian for August, 2018. This is a part-time faculty position (28 hours over 5 days each week)

Essential Functions

  • Foster a love of reading and a welcoming, friendly environment in the library
  • Teach library and information literacy skills to Lower School homeroom classes (grades PK - 4th) on a weekly basis, integrating technology as appropriate
  • Collaborate with teachers to create and achieve meaningful cross-curricular connections; assist students and teachers with projects, including providing reference services and curating resources
  • Perform reader's advisory for students and teachers
  • Circulate and maintain the library collection, including check-out, check-in, shelving, shelf reading, resource files, inventory, incoming (new) and outgoing (old) item processing; make purchasing recommendations that support users’ needs and interests and the community’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Create and maintain displays, thematic promotions, bulletin boards, and library signage; maintain free library and donation of withdrawn books
  • Remain current in professional best practices, children’s literature, and educational research; network with other librarians
  • Perform end-of-day general cleanup and lock-up (e.g. laminator, doors, windows, chairs, tables, lights, etc.) Assist with event and meeting setup and cleanup as needed

Recommended Employment Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in Library (SLM, MLS, MLIS) preferred.

Additional Experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with adults and students
  • Accomplished with basic office and educational equipment (computers, tablets, smart phones, scanners, projectors, copiers, printers, keyboards, interactive whiteboards, etc.)
  • Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Google (Docs/Sheets/Apps/Email)
  • Must have proven problem solving skills, be self motivated, and adaptable
  • Proficiency with library automation, print and electronic research, and critical source evaluation
  • Proven ability to maintain focus on a multitude of tasks at the same time
  • Self-organization and time management skills
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • The ability to work independently
  • The desire and willingness to assist colleagues outside of the job description

Additional Requirements

  • All McDonogh employees should uphold the School's mission and philosophy, and demonstrate the School's core character values.
  • Elementary school teaching experience is essential. Broad and deep knowledge of children's literature; must have an enthusiasm for reading and for the development of information literacy skills
  • Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & community also required.
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including finger prints, as required by the agency and / or state regulations.
  • Must possess personal qualifications as required, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.
  • School library experience is essential; experience with Follett products preferred

Working Conditions

Evening and weekend hours may be required from time to time. Lifting and carrying of equipment is typical, generally under 25 pounds. Reaching, grasping. Significant computer use, including extensive close use of a computer monitor. Sitting. Standing. Walking around campus.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Barbara Robins at hiring+p41@mcdonogh.org. Any questions you may have regarding this position can also be directed to Janet Graham, Human Resources Manager at 443-544-7060 or jgraham@mcdonogh.org.

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