Middle School Teacher Librarian

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-657816
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 16, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 7, 2019
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Job Description:

The Blake School is looking for a creative and engaged Middle School Teacher Librarian to provide leadership and expertise in our library media program for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, ethical users of information, and skilled researchers across both print and digital resources. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of diverse voices in young adult literature, a demonstrated ability to promote literacy among students, experience partnering with middle school teachers, and the managerial acumen to administer library operations including collection management, programming, and volunteer opportunities. The Teacher Librarian collaborates closely with faculty to develop student-centered approaches to teaching research skills. They connect reading, writing, and inquiry to model and promote intercultural and global competency skills by using digital communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally. Part of this work will include growing the digital citizenship curriculum. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as secondary education. A valid teaching certificate or license such as School Library Media Specialist, or a master’s degree in library science are preferred.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.


Experience and Skills:

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,368 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE