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Key School is seeking an innovative School Librarian and Head of Libraries. Duties include developing and maintaining the Manse Library’s print and non-print collections to support the students, faculty and curriculum.
- Serves as Lower School Librarian
- Teaches library classes across grades first through fourth
- Co-teaches with subject area teachers on special projects
- Manages the Manse Library’s processing, cataloging and circulation
- Oversees the Manse Library budget, as well as the budgets of all three campus libraries
- Develops and maintains a collection that reflects the curricular needs of the First and Lower School Divisions, as well as the desires of students from pre-school through grade four.
- Coordinates with the librarians across divisions and provides leadership in departmental activities
- Manage, maintain and develop the library in both the physical space and materials and the digital world, such as the school website and online resources such as information databases.
- Works individually with students to help them find books that motivate them as readers
- Attends all-school and Lower School faculty meetings and running Library Department meetings
- Implements and promotes various reading-related initiatives throughout the year, including the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
- Helps design and implement the Lower School summer reading program
- Conducts book repair, inventory and weeding of the Manse Library collection
- Seeks out and coordinates professional development opportunities for the Key Librarians, including managing the library professional development budget
- Leads Lower School Book Clubs and Parent Programs
Ideal Candidates Possess the Following Characteristics
- Commitment to Key School’s values
- Accessible and responsive; serves others through collaborative problem-solving and openness to new ideas
- A self-starter who can work confidently with a variety of constituencies, including faculty, students and parents
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish trust and credibility
- Master of Library Science or equivalent degree
- Background in a primary school setting; awareness and interest in library and media science trends
- Ability to engage effectively with faculty and students across disciplines
- Passionate reader of literature across a wide range of levels and genres
Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory program on its picturesque 15-acre campus 4 miles from downtown Annapolis. Key School is a dynamic, tight-knit community deeply committed to ensuring students are supported and challenged to excel educationally and personally and be confident, courageous, critical thinkers prepared to engage with the world. Our community is as diverse as it is warm and welcoming.