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Lower School Librarian, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Brimmer and May School seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative librarian for the Lower School (grades PK-5) to support the school in its mission of developing "informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community." This librarian will fulfill a variety of roles to ensure that students are effectively accessing and using information and technology, and serve as director of the Design Lab in the library. The position to reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Head.

 

Research Instruction Expert

  • Foster collaboration with teachers to instruct students in all matters related to research and inquiry, citation, information gathering, evaluation, and synthesis.
  • Integrate the Brimmer and May Research Scope and Sequence into instruction. Resource and Literature Guide
  • Have a passion for and current knowledge of children's literature and be able to inspire that in others.
  • Demonstrated experience building and navigating a library collection consisting of up to date digital and print resources.
  • Enthusiasm for the curation and teaching of digital resources.
  • Have a thorough understanding of library management. Technical and Pedagogical expertise:
  • Lead, model, and coach the use of effectively integrated technology skills in a 1:1 iPad environment.
  • Internal consultant for curriculum planning and instruction as pertains to information literacy and technology, provide back up technical support to teachers when possible.
  • Comfort with and enthusiasm for the maker movement and vision to incorporate it into the curriculum, serve as 3D printer support person.

Team Player:

  • Strong ability to communicate and work collaboratively with faculty, students, parent volunteers, administrators, library director, technology department, and other leaders of the Design Lab.
  • Keen problem solving skills and creativity, willingness to try new things.
  • Ability to coordinate the Design Lab space and materials, collaborate with teachers who use it, and facilitate communication for the space. 


 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
  • Prior experience facilitating makerspace activities and/or professional development focused on the maker movement preferred.


Please send resume and cover letter to Megan Dolan, Director of Libraries, at MDolan@brimmer.org.

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