Garrison Forest School has an opening for a Middle/Upper School Part-time Librarian to begin August 2021. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic librarian who brings an energetic and contemporary approach to overseeing a library. The ideal candidate would be able to oversee the physical space, manage the print and electronic collection, and support teachers in research skills and curriculum development. Along with overseeing the library, contributing to the co-curricular life of the school is an integral part of the teacher's role in our community, as is a collaborative approach to working with teachers. Ideal candidates will be interested in preparing our students to live and work in a global and multicultural society. A desire to contribute to the leadership and scholarship of young women are important qualities for this position, as well as an ability to build positive, constructive relationships with students. This position reports to both the Head of the Upper School and the Head of the Middle School and meets with the Director of Educational Technology and Libraries.
The Middle/Upper School Librarian will…
Maintain the library print and electronic collection and research databases
Oversee and maintain the physical library spaces
Serve as a resource for teachers to help with curriculum development and teaching research skills
Manage the library budget
Share a love of books with students and faculty
Contribute to the life of the School by chaperoning one-weekend activity per year for the Residential Life program
Work alongside the Middle and Upper School Administrative team to build a meaningful learning experience for students
Create a secure and stimulating environment in which students grow in both autonomy and the ability to work and interact together.
Take responsibility for being a role model by maintaining an environment that fosters respect among students and colleagues.
Possess strong communication skills, a patient and thorough understanding of adolescence and the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues.
Take on additional opportunities as a coach if desired.
School Overview: Garrison Forest School, located in Baltimore County, Maryland, is an independent, non-sectarian day and boarding school educating girls in grades K-12, with a coed preschool. GFS offers a national and international boarding program for girls in grades 8-12. Founded in 1910 and set on a stunning 110-acre campus in suburban Owings Mills, Garrison Forest offers a program with a wealth of opportunities in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. Confident, creative and compassionate, GFS girls are encouraged to be fully engaged within the school and with the local and global community around them as they develop their passions and their own authentic voices in a spirited and joyful environment.
Candidates should support the Mission, Core Values, and Statement of Respect of Garrison Forest School. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school-administered programs. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Application Process: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Information can be mailed to Vanessa Griffin, Assistant to the Head of School, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.
B.A. degree or equivalent – Master’s degree or degree in Library Sciences desirable
Prior experience working in a library setting
Prior experience working with children in a school
GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.
About Garrison Forest School
Garrison Forest School is an independent, college preparatory, girls’ day and boarding school with a co-educational preschool located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.