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DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES

Company: Sewickley Academy
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMYDistinguished by its rigorous academics, outstanding faculty, and highly motivated students, Sewickley Academy is Pittsburgh's longest-standing coeducational independent PreK-12 day school. Our mission is to inspire and educate students to engage their hearts, minds, and hands to cultivate their full individual and collective potential in the service of a greater good. At the Academy, every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability and encouraged to arrive each day with their authentic selves.With the recent completion of state-of-the-art computer science and robotics classrooms and new athletic facilities, the Academy is poised for the continued expansion of our STEM and athletic programs. We believe strongly in the importance and value of a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Our faculty and staff from all departments and divisions work together to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs. Are you searching for a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people come together to serve our students? If so, apply for this today!Job Description The Director of Libraries supports, inspires, and supervises the library staff and works closely with teachers to provide appropriate materials and instruction to support the school's mission and curriculum. This position entails teaching regularly scheduled classes, collection development, integration of 21st century skills and technology, cataloging, library management, and active participation in the life of the school. This skilled professional fosters positive relationships and dedicates themselves to our core principles of character, educational vigor, diversity, and community.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating the curricular content of the libraries' programs
  • Empower students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, researchers, and ethical users of information
  • Collaborate with faculty, administration, and other colleagues to continually innovate new ways to promote teaching and learning, particularly in the areas of research, information literacy, and inquiry-based learning
  • Administer the library to meet SA's mission and goals and employ professional standards of operation through all aspects of interaction and management
  • Oversee the development, management, and organization of the library collection in both the Hansen and Marion Hutchins libraries
  • Apply current and emerging information technologies to the administration of the school libraries and for instruction and learning services
  • Serve as a professional information consultant to the other members of the SA community
  • Lead the library staff in the day-to-day operation of the library and engage their capabilities with a focus on their long-term professional development
  • Oversee and manage all library funds and budgets for both the Hansen and Marion Hutchins libraries
  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the working environment, collections, programs, and services
  • Participate in regular professional development, serving as a role model for the library staff
  • Promote school life by sponsoring student activities and serving on academic committeesQualifications
    • Bachelor's degree required. Masters of Library/Information Science with concentration in School Library Services, preferred
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant library teaching experience necessary; 5 years preferred.
    • Proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and school leaders
    • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skillsARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?All interested applicants applying for this position should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Sewickley Academy is committed to having an inclusive community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. PIad37b280dc7c-26289-34771607

Keywords: Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh , DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, Executive , Houston, Pennsylvania

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