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Middle School Librarian Job Description

Location: New York City, NY

Department: Library

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Middle School Librarian Job Description


The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks an experienced, dynamic Middle School Librarian starting September 2018. The ideal candidate will support our school’s mission, goals, and vision; value community; bring a spirit of enthusiasm and energy, and be willing to take thoughtful initiative in a collaborative setting. We are looking for applicants who are independent, creative, and who can design and develop library programs that inspire curiosity, inquiry and a life-long love of reading.


  • Implement a comprehensive information literacy curriculum in the Middle School    
    • Design and teach integrated research skills and provide reading support  for Classes   V-VIII
    • Collaborate with teachers in Classes V-VIII to teach project-based research skills and develop curriculum using 21st century skills that incorporate the use of information literacy and technology
    • Work with Middle School Division and Department leadership to align existing resources and practices with curriculum
  • Advocate for and appreciate Middle School students
    • Understand the needs of and enjoy working with adolescents
    • Promote a lifelong love of reading and a robust reading culture through regularly scheduled  book clubs, book talks, mock Newbery Awards, displays, etc.
    • Ensure the library collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and topics
    • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers
  • Be a proactive member of the Library Department
    • Develop and maintain Middle School library curriculum, scope and sequence
    • Oversee the maintenance of the Middle School library’s collection (print and online), including circulation, collection development, inventory, and evaluation
    • Play  an active role in special events such as book fairs and author visits
    • Assist with supervisory tasks, library monitoring and other duties as assigned
    • Support and participate in a professional learning community
  • Create a joyful, vibrant and welcoming environment


  • Master of Library Science (MLS)
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience
  • Flexibility, curiosity, enthusiasm, and an extensive knowledge of young adult literature
  • Strong knowledge of content area, teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to Middle School learners and readers
  • An understanding of the scope and the sequence of library and information literacy curriculum
  • Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students, faculty, and parents

Technology and Software Knowledge:

G Suite for Education, Microsoft Office, iPad usage, Follett Destiny Library Manager, LibGuides, social networking, database and digital content.


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