K-3 LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY TEACHER, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, Cambridge MA

K-3 LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY TEACHER

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are seven core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school-(1) High Expectations: Each student can do and be whatever s/he wants; (2) Equity: Access and opportunity drive achievement; (3) Personalization: One size does not fit all; (4) Cultural Proficiency: We see, honor, and embrace differences; (5) Collaboration: Many minds are better than one; (6) Balance: Both-and, not either-or; (7) Inquiry: Decisions are strategic and informed by data; and (8) Accountability: If students fail, we all fail.

We are now accepting applications for a Librarian/Library Teacher position at our Early Childhood Campus (K-3).

The Early Childhood Campus Librarian should possess a passion for working with young children, children's literature and technological innovation, strong communication and organization skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritize work obligations and the capability to work effectively as part of a team. Ideally, the candidate should possess or be working towards an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and have some experience as a school librarian or as a classroom teacher.

  • Teacher: teaching/co-teaching library lessons in the classroom; circulation for students; takes an active role in encouraging appropriate student behavior in the library; provides literature appreciation, reference, and readers' advisory services to a diverse student population.
  • Instructional Consultant: helps students with book selection; collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy in classroom curricula; pursues knowledge of current educational theory and practice; serves as an information resource to staff and as a link to resources outside the media center.
  • Program Administrator: ensures the collection is well-maintained; ensures proper cataloging, circulation and shelving procedures are followed; maintains online catalog and patron records; communicates with students and families about overdue materials.
  • Member of the Community: participates fully as a member of the Early Childhood Campus faculty and the library technology team, including faculty and library/technology meetings; helps maintain a positive library and school culture and environment.

Prior experience working with these age levels, and in an urban school, highly desired.

** TO APPLY **

To apply for this position, please complete an application through SchoolSpring, either via the Prospect Hill Academy website (www.prospecthillacademy.org) or SchoolSpring directly (www.schoolspring.com).

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