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Middle/Upper School Librarian or Library Assistant (Grades 5—12)

Middle/Upper School Librarian or Library Assistant (Grades 5—12)

Maret School is looking for an inspiring and engaging librarian or library assistant who embraces and promotes a lifelong love of reading and is well-versed in middle-grade and young-adult literature.

The position is grounded within the five roles designated by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Instructional Partner, Teacher, Leader, Information Specialist, and Program Administrator. Responsibilities include teaching weekly classes in the middle school with an established and evolving 21st-century information literacy framework; collaborating with teachers to teach project-based research skills and develop curriculum; serving as an advisor to a group of students; and actively participating in collection development, technical services, readers’ advisory, reference, and circulation.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in their work. The position includes one or more community responsibilities and is supervised by the Director of Libraries and the Center for Inquiry.

The successful candidate will:

  • Display excellent classroom management skills;
  • Be committed to professional development and collaboration with colleagues;
  • Collaborate with teachers to design learning experiences that reinforce library, information literacy, and content skills;
  • Embrace working with students and faculty who possess a range of abilities, talents, and learning styles;
  • Learn and keep abreast of emerging trends in libraries, technology, education, literature, and equity and inclusion;
  • Have at least two years of experience working in a school library or other library settings with school-aged students;
  • Have a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution (preferred).

Maret’s dynamic community and campus in the midst of Washington, DC, create a unique learning environment for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Expert teachers inspire students to think both creatively and analytically, seek out multiple perspectives, work hard, and make time for joy as they tackle our challenging curriculum or set out on a new artistic or athletic path. The School’s mission and core values guide all that we do and provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and achievement.
Our community strives for equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or creed. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.
All adults on campus are role models for our students and are considered part of the faculty. Every Maret employee must abide by our code of conduct. All candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé BY EMAIL ONLY to Rajeeni Galloway, Director of Libraries and Center for Inquiry: Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond personally to every applicant. You will hear from us only if your experience matches our current needs.