The Episcopal School of Dallas prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. Built upon our Founding Tenets of Daily Worship, Community, Ethical Decision-Making, and Service, ESD is committed to the intellectual, spiritual and physical wellness of every member of its community.
Founded in 1974 by The Reverend Stephen B. Swann with eight seventh-grade students, today ESD educates and inspires 1,150 students in grades beginner (age 3) through grade 12. ESD is located in Dallas, a modern metropolis of North Texas, and a commercial and cultural hub in the region.
At the heart of ESD are talented and compassionate faculty and staff who are the backbone of our institution and paramount to the school’s success. They adeptly balance rigorous, college preparatory coursework with understanding and nurturing of the whole child. Classes are small, with an overall student-teacher ratio of 7:1. ESD employees are lifelong learners, and the school invests nearly $500,000 in professional development annually. More than 250 serve the ESD community and all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.
Purpose: The Librarian at ESD is a faculty member who values the mission of the school and is committed to high-quality service and teaching within a student-centered learning environment. This particular position works primarily with students in the Middle and Upper Schools (grades 5-12) with an emphasis on the transition grades, 4th - 5th and 8th - 9th. The successful candidate is a visionary educator who advances the library as the hub of thought leadership and values the intersection of information literacy, media literacy, and ICT skill development. As a member of a collaborative, cross-functional team of librarians servicing the entire school, the Librarian delivers outstanding, seamless support to the ESD community that inspires curiosity and creativity and instills a love of learning; and implements equitable and inclusive spaces and services that empower students to be enthusiastic readers, creative problem-solvers, and critical thinkers. This position partners with the Director of Educational Technology, other EdTech staff, and classroom faculty.
Qualifications and skills:
A master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program, preferred
Adherence to ALA and AASL best practices and professional standards for librarians
Experience working in a library or related environment
Experience with integrated library systems, collection development and analysis, and teaching in a library environment
Experience with needs and collection assessment, the design process, and using information to solve problems
A broad-based reader with a timely and proficient knowledge of middle grade and young adult literature and resources appropriate to students’ needs and interests
Knowledge of child development to impact literacy, research, and thinking
Creativity and knowledge about how to engage students, encourage reading, and promote library resources and its services
Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the School’s values through daily actions and behaviors
Demonstrated skill with innovative, effective, and developmentally appropriate applications of educational technology