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The Dalton School, a K-12 independent, gender inclusive school located in Manhattan, is consistently recognized as one of the top independent day schools in the nation. It has a total enrollment of about 1,300 students (approx. 450 high school students) and a faculty and staff of approximately 350.

We are seeking a dynamic School Librarian for grades 9-12 to provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library program is an integral part of the instructional program of the school and supports The Dalton Plan. The Dalton School Libraries are committed to anti-racism and strive to provide a community space where all students, faculty, staff, alumni and families feel welcome and valued.

As one of two high school librarians, the librarian in this position will collaborate closely on all aspects of managing the high school library described below, as well as ad hoc collaboration with the middle and lower school librarians on specific projects and K-12 initiatives. Under the leadership of the Director of Libraries, our team also includes two lower school librarians, two middle school librarians, a technical administrator, and professionals in the museum program and school archives.


-Empower all members of the learning community to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.
-Model a commitment to respect diversity, equity and inclusion in collection development and within the learning community.
-Collaborate with classroom educators to design and teach engaging learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies, foster critical thinking and promote a love reading.
-Teach information literacy skills with an emphasis on ethical use of information and citation.
-Reader’s Advisory.
-Work with the Library Department to develop, implement and evaluate policies and create opportunities for the community to engage with the library.
-Champion equity, access and intellectual freedom for users.
-Assist with daily operations of the library including cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loan, and creating physical and digital displays.
-Supervise students in the library spaces.
-Provide individual and small group support to students and faculty as needed.
-Assist in creating and managing digital publications and online presence.
-Assist with collection development including policies, acquisitions, and weeding.
-Participate in clubs and programs such as Book Club, HeroCon, Breakfast and Books, etc.


-Masters of Library/Information Sciences from an accredited program (concentration in School Librarianship preferred).
-Teacher training preferred.
-Experience in a high school or college library is preferred.
-Ability to work collaboratively with staff to plan, develop, and implement a high level of student services and programs.
-Extensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for literature for Young Adults and Adults.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Passion for working with teenagers.
-Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Knowledge of:

-information literacy skills,
-print (books, magazines, etc.) and non-print (e-books, audio collections, DVD’s, etc.) collection development,
-platforms such as LibGuides, Sora, Noodletools, LMS systems and a variety of research databases,
-research methodology and current iterations of multiple styles of citation, and
-library programming and services for Young Adults.

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.

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