Project Manager, Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence, Springfield MA

Library Summer Project

To utilize the library books MLKCSE owns, and as it acquires more books through donations and purchases to support instruction and better achieve our mission of academic excellence for all students, MLKCSE needs a system to catalogue, manage and inventory its collection.  Our library media center can become a valuable resource that supports student growth, specifically in the areas of literacy, information literacy, and technological skills and helps us achieve our mission.

Mission Statement

 "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence prepares kindergarten through 5th grade students of Springfield for academic success and engaged citizenship through insistence on rigorous, challenging work. The school incorporates Dr. King's commitment to the highest standards in scholarship, civic participation and the ideal of the beloved community.




Currently, MLKCSE owns approximately 3,000 books and does not own a software program to catalogue, manage and inventory its collection.  MLKCSE currently does not have a certified library media specialist on staff.    MLKCSE went through an evaluation process and plans to purchase the Atriuum Express library management software from Book Systems.  We desire to hire for the summer a graduate student who is close to completing their library science degree to manage and implement the project of setting up the catalog and addressing the backlog. 

The graduate student will receive training on the Atriuum software and receive the assistance of a part-time staff person.

Job Specifications

The project manager is a paid, temporary, full-time, summer position.  In addition to the online catalog implementation, we are looking for someone to help establish workflows for cataloguing, to help us assess the collection, and to provide other assistance in helping us organize the library for the fall.  The work will be done onsite at the MLKSCE in Springfield, MA.



Enrolled in Simmons GSLIS or recent graduate

Familiarity with school libraries

Completion of LIS415, Information Organization


Project Dates, Schedule and Salary:

Starting: July 1, 2013 (preferred but no later than July 9)

Ending: August 16, 2013 or until project completed, if sooner.

Schedule and Hours - Monday through Friday except July 4 - 7:30 to 4 or if working lunch 8 to 4

Salary: $15/hour


Application Deadline: June 24, 2013


Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to:


Melissa Earls, Principal

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