Date Posted: 6 January, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Woodberry Forest School, located in Madison, VA, is an exceptional private boarding school community for high school boys in grades nine through twelve. It is one of the top boarding schools in the United States and one of the only all-boys, all-boarding schools in the country. Woodberry’s 1,200-acre campus is the largest for boarding schools in Virginia, and one of the largest private school campuses in the country.
Director of the William H. White, Jr. Library and Reynolds Family Learning Commons
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program desired; reference services experience; online research database experience; effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in public service; proficiency with the Google Workspace; and teaching experience, ideally to include formal bibliographic/Information Literacy instruction.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting learners of all ages; demonstrated ability to work as a team member; three or more years of school library experience; experience with educational technology; Libguides, and integrated online library systems, as well as Google Workspace tools. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with faculty to build cross-curricular integration. Experience in independent schools is desirable. A passion for working with young adults, a good sense of humor, strong organizational skills, a love of reading, the ability to juggle multiple projects, and genuine excitement for the innovative library and research programming are highly sought.
Description of Duties:
Participates as a member of a team providing reference and instruction to students and faculty. This position is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy skills in context and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library. The Assistant Director, Research and Information Services Librarian will support library services and instruction, collaborate with teaching faculty, assist in collection development, collection management (print and digital), organizing course reserve materials, the creation of materials and programs to promote the Library, its services, and collections to the school community; and develop resource initiatives. The Assistant Director works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week while school is in session; summer work is scheduled by the Library Director. The Assistant Director, Research and Information Services Librarian will live on campus and participate fully in the life of the school as a member of the administrative faculty. This position begins with the 2022-2023 academic year.
Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
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