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Assistant Director Research and Information Services Librarian

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About Woodberry Forest School

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Woodberry Forest, VA
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Location:

Woodberry Forest, Virginia

Salary:

Open

Type:

Full Time - Administration

Category:

Library/Media Specialist

Assistant Director, Research and Information Services Librarian

Woodberry Forest School

Reports to:

Director of the William H. White, Jr. Library and Reynolds Family Learning Commons

Qualifications Required:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; library reference experience; extensive online research database experience; effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public; proficiency in MS Office applications software; teaching experience to include formal bibliographic/Information Literacy instruction.

Qualifications Prefered:

The ideal candidate will have a passion for books, technology, and supporting learners of all ages; demonstrated ability to work as a team member; three or more years library experience in an academic setting; experience with educational technology; experience with a Learning Management System, Smart boards, Libguides, and integrated online library systems, as well as G Suite for Education tools. Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; library reference experience; extensive online research database experience; and strong oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with faculty to build cross-curricular integration. Candidates should have an understanding of learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relevance to information literacy integration. Experience in independent schools is desirable. A passion for working with young adults, a good sense of humor, strong organizational skills, a love of reading, the ability to juggle multiple projects, and a genuine excitement for the development of an innovative library and research program are highly sought.

Description of Duties:

Participates as a member of a team providing reference and instruction to students and faculty. This position is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library. The Assistant Director, Research and Information Services Librarian will support library services and instruction, collaborate with teaching faculty, assist in collection development, collection management (print and digital), cataloging, shelving, organizing course reserve materials, the creation of materials and programs to promote the Library, its services, and collections to the school community; and develop electronic resources initiatives in addition to assisting with circulation services and department in-service. The Assistant Director works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week while school is in session; summer work is scheduled by the Library Director. The Assistant Director, Research and Information Services Librarian will live on campus and be expected to participate fully in the life of the school including all responsibilities that come with the housing benefit. This position begins with the 2018-2019 academic year.

Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to wfs.jobs@woodberry.org

or by mail to Debbie Lloyd, Director of Personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, VA 22989.

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About Woodberry Forest School

Woodberry Forest is a highly selective, independent boarding school for 400 boys in grades 9 - 12 from 31 states, the District of Columbia, and 13 other countries. Woodberry is located in central Virginia about 45 minutes from Charlottesville and about two hours from Washington, D.C. Founded in 1889, it emphasizes an education based on intellectual thoroughness, moral integrity, and good sportsmanship.

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