Maker Librarian

Sheridan School - Washington, DC - Full time

Sheridan is seeking an energetic K-8 Maker/Librarian to foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas. This dynamic new role involves collaborative teaching, supporting student inquiry, fostering a love of literacy and building a “maker” culture. In addition to maintaining a rich, K-8 library collection of print and digital resources, the Maker/Librarian will transform the library space into an inviting, flexible, responsive laboratory for learning with tools and resources that support a design-thinking mindset and a curriculum based on equity and social justice. The Maker/Librarian will collaborate with faculty in the design of new maker courses, projects, and units of study across divisions.

The successful candidate:

-possesses a “maker” mindset focused on creating opportunities for students to imagine, create and play while learning;

-will teach information-seeking, critical analysis of sources, citation methods, synthesis, and the ethical use of information;

-has a strong knowledge of children's literature;

-will develop the library collection in a thoughtful and developmentally relevant manner;

-is a facilitator of knowledge and resources for students and staff;

-utilizes the library as a space to create STEAM-focused projects;

-is highly flexible and responsive to student interests and needs;

-provides platforms for students to showcase their work;

-is a consistent collaborator with faculty and outside resources;

-has experience with coding as well as equipment such as 3D scanners and printers, laser cutters and robotics.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to

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