Green Hedges School seeks to hire a full-time Librarian to join the faculty and staff in carrying out the mission of the School through a vibrant, connected Library program. Green Hedges is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 150 students in Vienna, VA, fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
The Librarian is responsible for curating the School’s library collection and for developing and maintaining developmentally appropriate and engaging programming to serve the Pre-K through Middle School student population and its faculty. In addition, the Librarian will work with the administration in providing educational resources and support for faculty and parents.
A bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in Library Sciences, or equivalent work experience
Experience in a school setting
Leadership skills and expertise to ensure the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the curriculum
Mastery of library management systems
Ability to work directly, effectively, and collaboratively with primary, elementary, and/or middle school students and faculty
Command of school-based technology and knowledge of online resources to support and enhance curriculum
Experience managing a budget and meeting deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Successful completion of required background check
Lead and oversee the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats.
Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School.
With classroom faculty, provide instruction and guidance to help students develop the understanding and ethical sensibility to access and navigate information, both digital and print, in a safe and responsible manner.
Partner with faculty and administration to build and strengthen connections and learning opportunities between classroom curriculum, learning goals, research needs, and information resources both in the library and online.
Plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.
Effectively recruit and manage library volunteers.
Manage the school book fair fund raiser.
Network with librarians at other schools—independent and public—to make sure Green Hedges is current with and adhering to best practices.
Collaborate with Parents Association.
Participate actively in school community.
Play active role in the independent school accreditation process.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head and/or Assistant Head. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty and carpool duty.
Work to be a positive advocate of Green Hedges at all times.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings.
Interested candidates should submit 1) letter of interest, 2) three references and 3) resume
Green Hedges School is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 170 students in Vienna, Va., fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
Green Hedges School includes three divisions:
• Preschool: Ages 3 through 5, Montessori philosophy
• Lower School: Grades 1 through 5, traditional
• Middle School: Grades 6 through 8, traditional