The Madeira School is seeking a dynamic individual to join the Information and Innovation Department (i2). The role of information professionals is ever evolving, especially in an academic setting. While supporting the school community, the Library and Helpdesk Associate advances access to and the successful use of myriad resources by students, faculty and staff.
Assist the i2 Director with the daily activities of the Huffington Library, including but not limited to collection development, cataloging, processing, innovative library instruction, programming and building oversight
Provide Helpdesk coverage by offering basic and in-depth technological and informational support in-person and remotely for Madeira's BYOD community (account maintenance, user support, problem solving and general troubleshooting)
Maintain a high level of expertise and adaptability to cutting edge technologies and programs appropriate to both the Technology and Library departments at Madeira
Work with and instruct students about information literacy and technology skills, including a variety of web-based tools and applications to empower them to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, inspired innovators and ethical users of information (including online research, database searching, cloud computing, digital media resources, and makerspace equipment and associated technologies)
Offer professional development for faculty and staff peers with regard to information literacy, technology skills and associated topics
Collaborate with faculty in designing lessons, instructing students and assessing the effectiveness of such
Promote, maintain, and update a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials as well as multimedia equipment through careful collection development
Manage library volunteers (adult and student) and establish a student advocacy board for the Huffington Library
Oversee an inviting environment in the library that provides spaces for both collaboration and quiet study
ALA-Accredited MLS/MLIS degree required
Advanced technology skills with experience in computerized and web-based library management systems (preferably Destiny) as well as database searching, cloud computing, and other digital and social media resources
General knowledge of appropriate resources for a diverse college preparatory curriculum; widely read in young adult literature and youth development
Demonstrates an understanding and knowledge of the skills and processes of the issues surrounding ethical access and use of information, including copyright, intellectual freedom, privacy and security
Demonstrates the ability to stay current on educational trends and advancements in the areas of libraries, literacy and technology; ability to master new technologies and evaluate their effectiveness
General knowledge of educational technology with a willingness to experiment with innovative practices in instructional situations; experience with a MakerSpace environment a plus
Ability to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects to completion and within deadlines; strong problem-solving skills, decision making, and research capabilities; demonstrated capacity to be collaborative, self-directed, flexible, and organized
Highly proficient in Microsoft Windows, Apple OS, handheld devices, Adobe design software, Office productivity software, Office 365, computer hardware and peripherals, printers, projectors, and digital signage
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Understanding of and/or willingness to learn the independent boarding school culture
About Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.