Director of the Virginia Wing Library

Staff / Full-Time

The Winsor School, Boston, MA

Director of the Virginia Wing Library

The Winsor School is an independent girls’ school for academically promising and motivated students in grades five through twelve. Our diverse, vibrant community values intellectual curiosity, authentic engagement, and personal integrity and prepares young women to pursue their aspirations and contribute to the world. Winsor strives to create an environment of respect and inclusion.

Winsor seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking professional to direct a dynamic library program for both the Lower and Upper Schools. Applicants must have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of current and emerging library technology, trends, and practices, and at least five years experience as a youth services librarian. Successful candidates will be highly organized, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and possess the ability to form relationships and build consensus. Candidates must understand and appreciate the whole student experience, including, but not limited to extracurricular opportunities, advising, athletics, the arts. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work as well as an understanding of the importance of teacher engagement in community life are essential. The ability to use technology effectively in the teaching and learning process is also important. The Director of the Virginia Wing Library reports to the Associate Head of School.

If you are interested in applying for this position, visit https://www.winsor.edu/about/employment and submit an application for employment. The committee will begin reviewing candidate materials in early January.

The Winsor School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops, oversees, and evaluates a library program that supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the School
  • Creates and maintains an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based learning, and collaboration
  • Creates and maintains a friendly, comfortable, well-lit, aesthetically pleasing space with seating that enhances and encourages technology use, leisure reading, browsing, and teaching
  • Formulates library policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the program, with input from appropriate members of the school community
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the library
  • Allocates the library budget to support the library program
  • Develops an up-to-date collection of hard copy and digital resources in multiple genres that supports the curriculum and encourages a love of reading and literature
  • Promotes a love of reading and literature by recommending and book talking fiction and nonfiction, creating displays, holding contests and other means
  • Creates and maintains a library course page on the school’s LMS that includes 24-7 access to digital information
  • Develops long-range plans for space, collections, services, and systems for the library
  • Develops the Upper School research curriculum in collaboration with classroom teachers
  • Collaborates with Upper School teachers to design, implement, and evaluate inquiry lessons and units
  • Works with technical staff to coordinate the teaching of research skills and presentation technology
  • Stays abreast of emerging technologies and formats
  • Stays abreast of research relevant to school libraries, student learning, and new developments in education
  • Stays abreast of local, regional, and national standards and benchmarks
  • Takes advantage of professional development opportunities and shares new learning with colleagues and administration
  • Participates in local, regional, state, and national professional associations for education and librarianship
  • Seeks opportunities to teach new skills to faculty
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates librarians and support staff
  • Serves as a student advisor
  • Advises an Upper School club
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
At least five years experience as a youth services librarian

 

The Winsor School

Boston, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
Girls