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Director of Library Services  

EOE Statement The George School community—rooted in Quaker values and composed of global citizens—is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. The school does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our goal is to be a community where people with vastly different backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are united in their mutual respect for one another and the pursuit of a common good. This belief is reflected in the school’s motto, “Mind the Light.”

 
Description

George School, a co-ed, 9-12, Quaker boarding/day school located in Newtown, Bucks County PA, seeks a Director of Library Services beginning August 2021.

Position requirements: Plans, supervises, and directs library services, programs, operations, and personnel of the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, and provides leadership in the development of the strategic plan for the George School Archive. The Director of Library Services stays informed about current educational, technological, and library trends; evaluates the informational needs of the community; and follows professional standards for the selection of materials and digital resources; Collaborates with faculty to provide information literacy instruction and curated resources to support the curriculum; fosters an environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in policy and practice to ensure that all community members have equitable access to services and resources. The Director of Library Services serves as a member of Department Heads and works closely with the Associate Head of School, administrators, other Department Heads, faculty, other members of the library staff, students, and families; engages with professional development opportunities; and participates with national and local professional organizations. Potential to teach one section of a class is preferred.

 
Position Requirements

A successful candidate will have an ALA accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science and have experience in a school setting; have the ability to work with a diverse student population; have a commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community; and a style consistent with Quaker values are also important. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the energy to thrive within a fast-paced work environment, and must possess a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work collaboratively.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Director of Library Services  
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About the Organization Founded in 1893 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), George School, a rigorous coed boarding and day school for grades nine through twelve, educates students from more than nineteen states, forty-three foreign countries, and a variety of ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds. Through its commitment to diversity and the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and peacemaking, George School inspires students to be led by their own truths while respecting and appreciating opinions and beliefs different from their own. George School was one of the first schools in the United States to implement an International Baccalaureate diploma program.  
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