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School Librarian (part-time position)


Position Type Part-time
Start 08/23/2019
School Name Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
City, State Bellevue, WA 
Posted 07/09/2019

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart provides a diverse and rigorous college preparatory environment that inspires young women to become confident, compassionate leaders. As a member of a global network of more than 150 schools, we educate to the core of our 200-year tradition through the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria: a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels one to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart educates young women to think critically, embrace challenges, model resilience, confront injustice, seek equality and lead globally in the pioneering spirit of our foundress. Our graduates change the world. Forest Ridge is a community of lifelong learners and all faculty are urged to model an openness and curiosity that are the hallmarks of lifelong learning.

Position Description:

Under minimal supervision, the librarian provides access to information and resources for all students, staff and community users. The librarian acts as a consultant to teachers and helps to coordinate student learning experiences. The librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The librarian manages the school library facility and maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning. Note that this is a part-time position (.5 FTE), with some flexibility in how the work is scheduled.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides access to the library’s digital and print collections through the management of an accurate and efficient organization and retrieval system, available both at school and home
  • Works with teachers to find and use resources in their curricula
  • Manages selection and ordering of materials; administers budgets for library resources
  • Communicates library program needs to the administration
  • Teaches information literacy skills as an integral part of the content and objectives of the school’s curriculum, connecting to standards of the American Library Association and Washington State Standards
  • Provides instruction in the use of technology to access information inside and outside the Forest Ridge Library
  • Encourages students to read for pleasure and motivates their reading through a variety of methods
  • Recruits, trains and manages library volunteers
  • Acts as liaison with King County Library and works closely with KCLS librarians to facilitate student and faculty access to public library resources and programs
  • Manages public relations and other activities of the library

General

  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Attends faculty in-service days, work days, retreat days, admissions events, and other events as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • A master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
  • Library Media Specialist certification for qualified teachers
  • 2+ years’ experience working as a school librarian
  • Experience working with middle school and high school students
  • Experience working in an independent school preferred
  • Ability to work with computer applications, including library management software, database applications, and Microsoft Office

Salary/Benefits: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Application Process: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Teri Anderson at tanderson@forestridge.org.

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, creed, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, and any other status protected by local law.

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