The Albany Academies – Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy – practice a leadership model of education combining individual attention to students with project-based learning and demanding academics. We also combine single-gender education through the 10th grade with a co-educational program for juniors and seniors. For more than 200 years, the Academies have led the way in the Capital Region.
The Albany Academy for Girls is seeking a dynamic, collaborative educator to work with Upper and Middle School students in our Pre-K through Grade 12 Library. The Librarian must be comfortable with high-visibility and committed to educating creative and curious girls in a supportive yet rigorous atmosphere in order to instill a love of reading, research, and learning in all students.
The ideal candidate will be vibrant and foster a synergetic atmosphere, assuming a progressive approach, especially in teaching principles of media literacy in schools. This team player will support faculty in order to promote a project-based, active learning curriculum, and will include creative outreach to students and parents, alike
In addition, the Librarian will orchestrate day-to-day operations of the Library, including maintaining its budget and managing two-hundred year-old historical archives. S/he will advance the Library to be an active-learning-hub of the School that accommodates a range of learning approaches. These clearly include the promotion of current technology applications in research and project presentations. The Librarian teaches Upper School media seminars, Middle School research skills classes, and directs the Senior Honors Program, as well as serves as an Upper School Advisor and on Administrative teams. S/he takes an active part in the life of the School community.
The successful candidate will be passionate about educating girls and possess a positive outlook, imagination, and a good sense of humor. S/he will hold an MLS or MLIS degree, have excellent communication and organization skills, experience, and zest.
Interested candidates should send the following material to email@example.comHelp:
· Cover letter stating how you are a good fit with the School, its mission, and the core values of Albany Academy for Girls.
· Current resume
· Salary requirements
· Names and contact information of 3 references
· Writing sample, preferably a Personal Philosophy of Education
Please reference the position “Library” in the subject line.