Through a tuition-free, engaging college program in the liberal arts and sciences with robust supports, the Bard Early Colleges help high school students, particularly those at risk of not completing postsecondary education, access, afford, and complete college prepared to contribute to the workforce and civic life. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. The Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports. Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves nearly 3,000 students in five states and the District of Columbia. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC), a partnership between Bard College and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), invites applications for a full-time Librarian.
Oversees the operation of the library and promotes an atmosphere conducive to study, research, and reading;
Develops and implements an ongoing collection development and evaluation planning process that focuses on a variety of formats and resources to meet diverse learning needs;
Evaluates and selects resources that build a collection addressing curricular needs and learning goals in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students;
Assumes primary responsibility for cataloging print and non-print materials;
Plans and works collaboratively with faculty to use appropriate resources that address curricular needs and learning goals;
Instructs students and staff in the effective use of the library, its resources, and the current technologies necessary to access the resources and information;
Works with the school leadership team to provide flexible access to library resources to accommodate individuals and groups;
Supervises student study periods as needed;
Prepares and submits accurate reports as required.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (required)
Interest in working with urban students
Strong organizational and communication experience
Approved program requirements must be met to qualify for K-12 School Library Media Specialist certification in Washington, DC.
Experience in and commitment to equity and inclusion in education (desired)
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.