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Lower School Librarian Job Description

Location: New York City, NY

Department: Library

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Lower School Librarian Job Description

The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks an experienced, dynamic Lower 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 with a commitment to equity and inclusion.


  • Teach Lower School Library Classes (Grades K-4)
  • Support and nurture the love of reading across genres
  • Create a joyful, vibrant and welcoming learning space that celebrates learning, reading, authentic inquiry, and collaboration
  • Create an environment in which student engagement and creative problem-solving thrive throughout the library program
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support student learning and curriculum in research projects and reading programs using 21st century skills that incorporate the use of literacy, information literacy and technology
  • Be a proactive member of the  Library Department to develop and maintain library curriculum, scope and sequence, and play an active role in special events such as book fairs and author visits
  • Partner with LS faculty for special community events such as author visits, assemblies, Book Elections, World Record Day, World Read Aloud Day, etc.
  • Support and participate in a professional learning community
  • Ensure the library collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and topics
  • Train, schedule, and supervise library volunteers
  • Oversee the maintenance of the school’s ­K to 4 library collection, including circulation, collection development, inventory, and evaluation
  • Assume other duties as assigned


  • Master of Library Science (MLS)
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience
  • Flexibility and curiosity as well as a love of children, and an extensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Strong knowledge of content area, teaching methods, learning styles and educational research related to lower 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
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students, faculty, and parents
  • Ability to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers

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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