The Blake School is looking for a bright and dedicated Lower 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, skilled researchers and ethical users of information when leveraging both print and digital resources. The teacher librarian collaborates with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement the effective integration of information resources and digital learning skills into student instruction and to assess student learning. The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of diverse voices in children’s literature, a demonstrated ability to promote literacy among students, experience partnering with elementary school teachers, and the managerial acumen to administer library operations, collection management, programming and volunteer opportunities. Candidates must have an associate’s degree in library science or a related field; a bachelor's or master’s degree, or valid teaching certificate or licenses such as School Library Media Specialist, are 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.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.