A qualified candidate will be a strong advocate for information access with an emphasis on approaching information services as inquiry-oriented learning. This Director of Research and Information Services will help co-construct an environment which empowers students to collaborate and engage and recognizes the library is flexible, not merely defined by a physical space. Candidates should have various technical skills to aid in the discovery, management, delivery, and evaluation of resources in a digital environment, as well as work closely with the other members of the Research + Design team to maximize effectiveness.
Candidates should have experience and proficiency in instructional design and have proven examples of how to tackle issues around fair use and ethics. Furthermore, the candidate should be able to articulate how the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Research and Information Services are constantly changing to align with the school’s social and learning philosophies.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential to the role, as is a willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom. An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in-process is preferred. Knowledge of literature and resources appropriate for students in grades 6 - 12 is required, as well as experience with research databases and emerging technologies.
Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and list of four references to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Director of Research and Information Services” in the subject line.