The Blake School is looking for a creative and engaged Middle School Teacher Librarian to provide 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. 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. 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. They connect 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. 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 are preferred.
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.