The Blake School in Hopkins, MN is looking for a creative and engaged Middle School Teacher Librarian to provide full-time leadership and expertise in our library media program for the 2019-2020 school year.
The ideal candidate will have experience empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, ethical users of information, and skilled researchers across both print and digital resources. The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of diverse voices in young adult literature, a demonstrated ability to promote literacy among students, experience partnering with middle school teachers, and the managerial acumen to administer library operations including collection management, programming, and volunteer opportunities. The teacher librarian collaborates closely with faculty to develop student-centered approaches to teaching research skills, and connects reading, writing, and inquiry to model and promote intercultural and global competency skills by using digital communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally. Part of this work will include growing the digital citizenship curriculum.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as secondary education. A valid teaching certificate or license such as School Library Media Specialist, or a master’s degree in library science is preferred. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.
We will be inviting candidates to campus starting in early January and will conclude the search by mid-February.