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[CLOSED] Upper School Librarian, Prescott Library, The Wheeler School, Providence, RI


The Wheeler School, a co-ed. N-12 independent day school of approximately 800 students in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, RI, is seeking a full-time Upper School Librarian to join a library team composed of two Lower School and one Middle School librarian (who serves as department chair). Founded by visionary educator and artist Mary C. Wheeler in 1889, Wheeler is a school committed to challenging academics, a rich performing and visual arts curriculum, and innovation. Our urban campus is supplemented by a 120-acre farm campus, which is the site of seven fields, tennis courts, a field house, and provides many experiential learning opportunities for students of all ages.

Ideal candidates for faculty and staff positions at Wheeler are people with a sense of humor, warmth, and humility. They are excellent communicators, with empathy for others and an ability to listen and respond with good intuition and with the help of colleagues. They are ambitious and hard-working, committed to supporting students by offering help and creating new opportunities. When developing curriculum and programming, our faculty and staff members are curious, striving each year to stretch and grow, to implement new ideas that improve the Wheeler experience. In the end, they love to spend their days with young people, and enjoy all that the Wheeler community – creative, energetic, dynamic, and diverse – has to offer.

● Create and maintain an inviting, safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity.
● Foster skills of research, critical thinking, and the ethical use of information.
● Ensure flexible and equitable access to resources that support the student’s academic and personal learning needs.
● Develop and maintain an up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources appropriate to the curriculum and that reflect student interest.
● Collaborate with faculty members to create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning.
● Three – five years of experience and a Masters of Library Science.
● A deep commitment to the experience of the student and a passion for working with teenagers. ● An interest in innovation.
● A passion for libraries and 21st century learning.
● Strong collaborative skills.
● Knowledge of platforms such as LibGuides, Noodletools, and a variety of research databases.

How to apply:

[CLOSED] Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to the Head of the Upper School, Neeltje Henneman, at [email protected] by May 24, 2021.