The Madeira School is seeking a dynamic individual to join the Information and Innovation Department (i2). The role of information professionals is ever evolving, especially in an academic setting. While supporting the school community, the Library and Helpdesk Associate advances access to and the successful use of myriad resources by students, faculty and staff.
Assist the i2 Director with the daily activities of the Huffington Library, including but not limited to collection development, cataloging, processing, innovative library instruction, programming and building oversight
Provide Helpdesk coverage by offering basic and in-depth technological and informational support in-person and remotely for Madeira's BYOD community (account maintenance, user support, problem solving and general troubleshooting)
Maintain a high level of expertise and adaptability to cutting edge technologies and programs appropriate to both the Technology and Library departments at Madeira
Work with and instruct students about information literacy and technology skills, including a variety of web-based tools and applications to empower them to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, inspired innovators and ethical users of information (including online research, database searching, cloud computing, digital media resources, and makerspace equipment and associated technologies)
Offer professional development for faculty and staff peers with regard to information literacy, technology skills and associated topics
Collaborate with faculty in designing lessons, instructing students and assessing the effectiveness of such
Promote, maintain, and update a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials as well as multimedia equipment through careful collection development
Manage library volunteers (adult and student) and establish a student advocacy board for the Huffington Library
Oversee an inviting environment in the library that provides spaces for both collaboration and quiet study
ALA-Accredited MLS/MLIS degree required
Advanced technology skills with experience in computerized and web-based library management systems (preferably Destiny) as well as database searching, cloud computing, and other digital and social media resources
General knowledge of appropriate resources for a diverse college preparatory curriculum; widely read in young adult literature and youth development
Demonstrates an understanding and knowledge of the skills and processes of the issues surrounding ethical access and use of information, including copyright, intellectual freedom, privacy and security
Demonstrates the ability to stay current on educational trends and advancements in the areas of libraries, literacy and technology; ability to master new technologies and evaluate their effectiveness
General knowledge of educational technology with a willingness to experiment with innovative practices in instructional situations; experience with a MakerSpace environment a plus
Ability to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects to completion and within deadlines; strong problem-solving skills, decision making, and research capabilities; demonstrated capacity to be collaborative, self-directed, flexible, and organized
Highly proficient in Microsoft Windows, Apple OS, handheld devices, Adobe design software, Office productivity software, Office 365, computer hardware and peripherals, printers, projectors, and digital signage
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Understanding of and/or willingness to learn the independent boarding school culture
About Madeira School
The Madeira School is one of the country's premier boarding/day schools for girls in grades 9-12. For more than a century, Madeira has built a strong tradition of innovative teaching and learning, including hands-on, real world work experience for every student through Madeira’s award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program. Located just outside Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, VA, Madeira enrolls 320 students from around the country and around the world.
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