Elementary Library Teacher, Broadmeadow Elementary School, Needham MA

Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching

Date Posted:
2/19/2014

Location:
Broadmeadow Elementary

Elementary Library Teacher (1.0)

Teacher Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with classroom teachers to integrate student learning standards that meet immediate classroom curriculum standards
• Prepares and provides instruction for information, literacy and technology skill development that integrates with classroom curriculum learning
• Provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of students' abilities to apply and transfer skills that are taught in the classroom and in the library media center
• Provides social/emotional growth opportunities through the library media program
• Provides individual reading guidance, book talks and storytelling sessions
Information Provider / Instructional Consultant:
• Assists teachers in the use of library media and technology resources
• Supports teachers by purchasing and providing library media resources that enhance the classroom curriculum
• Provides access to all forms of media and technology
• Provides information and or instruction on the use and potential application of emerging technologies and related materials
• Acts as an information link within the school community incorporating a broad knowledge of curriculum across grade levels and content areas
• Collaborates with district staff on instructional, budgetary and technical issues
Program Manager:
• Determines student and staff needs and sets priorities for learning standards
• Develops policies, procedures and programs
• Determines priorities for purchasing and allocates budget appropriately
• Organizes and maintains the print and electronic collection, the audio visual hardware and the library media center facility
• Directs and co-plans with library assistant
• Establishes and maintains ongoing communications with students, staff and parent volunteers
Collection Developer and Manager:
• Builds and expands the library media collection to meet the needs of the school curriculum and all users
• Re-evaluates the collection continually, including performing necessary weeding
Technology Manager:
• Uses appropriate technology and promotes the use of technology in the instructional program
• Collaborates with district staff on school based technology needs.

Qualifications:

• MLS, Library and Information Science
• Classroom Teaching preferred
• Technology applications and ability to use web tools
• DESE license as a library teacher


Selection Procedure:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

Application Procedure:
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.

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