With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The School Librarian has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to continue to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future… Here. Now.
The Part-Time Librarian:
Empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information;
The Librarian will be responsible for the management of the library including programming, collection development, circulation, and cataloging.
Ensures equitable access to information;
Collaborates with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons, units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness;
Ensures that the library program aligns with the mission and vision of Gladwyne Montessori
As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for and with all staff
As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students’ success by guiding them in:
reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
using information for defined and self-defined purposes
building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
embracing the world of information and all its formats
working with peers in successful collaboration for learning
constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers
becoming their own best critics
A MLS from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.
Must have a minimum of 2-years of experience as an elementary school librarian.
Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
Must demonstrate cultural competency
Must relate joyfully to children
Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
Must pass all required clearances
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to: