Maret School is looking for a resourceful and welcoming librarian who is committed to Equity and Inclusion, creating an Anti-Racist school, and reflecting Maret's Mission and Core Values. The Lower School Librarian promotes a lifelong love of reading in the library, the classroom, and at home. The Librarian creates, maintains, and updates a robust, inclusive, and representative collection of books and online resources that fosters academic and developmental growth. They are an independent and creative self-starter with a proven track record of working collaboratively. A deep knowledge of works and resources that celebrate and reflect all identities is a must.
Candidates should have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and at least three to five years of experience working in a lower school library setting. Additional extra-curricular, curriculum, diversity, and leadership experience is a major bonus—please note this in your cover letter. The Librarian reports directly to the Director of Library & Center for Inquiry and works collaboratively with the Director of Lower School. The Lower School Librarian is responsible for creating a safe space for lower schoolers to be inspired and let their imaginations take flight.
Works within the five roles designated by the American Association of School Librarians: leader, instructional partner, information specialist, and teacher
Collaborates with homeroom and resource teachers to design learning experiences that reinforce library and content skills
Teaches weekly library classes and facilitates project-based learning experiences in classrooms
Designs and implements a K–4 information literacy curriculum
Collaborates with the other librarians
Facilitates the circulation process
Curates displays that align with Maret's priorities and initiatives
Serves as a go-to resource for students and faculty in the Lower School
Embraces working with students who possess a range of abilities, talents, and learning styles
Learns and keeps abreast of emerging trends in libraries, technology, education, literature, and equity and inclusion
Reads avidly and is passionate and well-versed in children's literature
The Lower School Librarian is an essential member of the Lower School Team and will be expected to spend twenty-five to thirty percent of their time on short- and long-term projects in partnership with lower school leadership.
To learn more about our community, please visit www.maret.org. Our historic campus is in the heart of Washington, DC, and offers a unique setting, where students and faculty alike demonstrate a sense of energy, imagination, and entrepreneurial spirit. At Maret, everyone seeks a broader perspective—an expanded understanding of each other, our community, and the larger world. Equity and inclusion are at the heart of all we do. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.
If this description speaks to you and you would love working with children in a fast-paced and rewarding community of educators in the DC area, please send a cover letter and resume BY EMAIL ONLY to Rajeeni Galloway, Director of Libraries & Center for Inquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email from an individual email account as we will not open materials sent from a third party firm or address. Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond personally to every applicant. You will hear from us only if your experience matches our current needs.
About Maret School
Maret is a vibrant K-12, coeducational, independent school in Washington, DC and enrolls 650 students. Maret is a mission-driven school that ignites our students' potential and builds community that is equitable and inclusive.