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High School Library Teacher, Needham High School, Needham, MA

Long Term Substitute (January-June)

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

Leader:

  • Participates in school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staf

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the School Library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Reports to the Director of Technology and Innovation and High School Principal

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

Application Deadline: 11/21/2014

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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Discovery Services Librarian, Edsel Ford Memorial Library, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

Department: Edsel Ford Memorial Library
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Archivist
Status: Full time academic year, hours include late afternoon, evening shifts, and weekends
Travel: None

Position Summary:

The Discover Services Librarian works directly under the supervision of the Archivist and is principally responsible for accession and description of archives holdings. Staffs the circulation desk and assists library users in the circulation area. Serves as a liaison in assigned subject areas. Assists the Assistant Director with cataloging of the library's acquisitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accessions, arranges, and prepares inventories and descriptions for Hotchkiss Archives holdings.
  • Participates in creating records for Hotchkiss Archives digital projects.
  • Participates in preparation for events such as reunions.
  • Classifies and catalogs items annually acquired by the library, with a focus on enhancing access to the library's resources.
  • Coordinates input of individual bibliographic records to the library's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).
  • Liaise with academic departments as assigned; develop collection and instructional programs in these areas.
  • Staffs circulation area as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.
  • Works with patrons to develop their independent research skills.
  • Contributes to the re-shelving of library materials, and performs the shelf-reading of designated sections as part of overall maintenance of the library collection.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Archivist
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college. MLS or MLIS preferred.
  • Familiarity with office productivity software; prefer experience using database software.
  • Demonstrated experience to organize work and perform assigned tasks independently without constant supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently.
  • Must possess the ability to proofread online data.
  • Strongly prefer candidates with previous experience working in a library setting.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Physical Conditions:

  • Office environment.
  • Repetitive motion (use of computer keyboard).
  • Occasional bending, stooping and reaching.
  • Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50lbs).
  • Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks.
  • Regularly stands for long periods.
  • Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Hours include late afternoon, evening shifts, and weekends

To Apply:

Please send an application, cover letter, and résumé to:

Human Resources Department
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
email: hr@hotchkiss.org

Additional Information:

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Hotchkiss School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.

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Assistant Director, Library Media Services K-12, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: $99,945 - $114,104*

Job Description:

The Cambridge Public Schools is a diverse, well-resourced urban public school district committed to the twin values of academic excellence and social justice.

The Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12 is a member of the district's Information, Communications, and Technology Services (ICTS) leadership team, and the district's Instructional Council, and reports to both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The Assistant Director serves as liaison between the ICTS department and school-level stakeholders and works collaboratively with teachers, school administrators and curriculum leaders to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the educational technology and library/media programs and resources that support student learning and achievement. Responsibilities include hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, conducting professional development on the uses of various forms and classes of information, assisting school-based library media and educational technology teams on the development of instructional unit plans that address different student learning needs and that integrate varied technology and information resources, work with Principals and school-based staff to monitor and implement the technology Acceptable Use Policy and Exploratory Skills and Processes (ESP) including copyright laws, proper use of technology, the Internet, and Web 2.0 resources, maintain and coordinates inventory, and participate in budgeting planning and implementation.

Application Instructions: Apply online at the Cambridge Public Schools website, www.cpsd.us. Applications are requested by October 30, 2014. This position is available January 1, 2015.

Online Application Addresswww.astihosted.com/cambridge/jam

Contact Information:

Barbara Allen
159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
ballen@cpsd.us
617-349-6438 (phone)
617-349-6439 (fax)

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Elementary School Librarian, Pine Glen Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Elementary School Librarian for the Pine Glen School for the 2014/2015 school year

Description:

Infuse multimedia resources in the school library media center and throughout the school curriculum

"Library media specialists empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users or information." - Sara Kelly Johns

Functions:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school library media center
  • Promotes library services, resources, and programs
  • Facilitates school library budgeting and supplies
  • Develops library media center policies and assists staff and students with legal and ethical issues relating to use of materials and the Internet
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to collection development for the library media center
  • Selects and maintains resources (both digital and print)
  • Coordinates relationship between school curriculum and library media center collection
  • Facilitates the alignment of the library media program with information literacy standards and other school programs
  • Understands necessary formats for bibliographic records and digital acquisitions
  • Develops and promotes a life-long love of reading for all learners.
  • Experienced with use of digital automation system for library collection and patron management
  • Outstanding knowledge of print and electronic resources as well their proper use and dissemination
  • Outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's and young adult literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Outstanding knowledge of the needs of diverse learners and the diversity in reading levels for students
  • Work closely with school Instructional Technology Specialist and district Library Media and Technology Team
  • Assists with use of educational applications
  • Assists students with disabilities to access children's literature through accommodations
  • Assists with effective professional development in regards to technology integration
  • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of after school workshops for teachers, staff, and parents
  • Assists teachers and students with appropriate technology for research, information power, and hands-on learning
  • Designs and presents effective professional development workshops for classroom teachers on professional development days
  • Assists teachers with the preparation of resource rich lessons and interactive technology activities for students
  • Teaches lessons in the library media center or classrooms promoting effective digital citizenship and web activity
  • Provides support and guidance to all faculty in the areas of library media and technology
  • Works effectively with all members of the staff
  • Exhibits outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Apply online at www.bpsk12.org.

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Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Public Schools is a diverse, well-resourced urban public school district committed to the twin values of academic excellence and social justice.

The Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12 is a member of the district's Information, Communications, and Technology Services (ICTS) leadership team, and the district's Instructional Council, and reports to both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The Assistant Director serves as liaison between the ICTS department and school-level stakeholders and works collaboratively with teachers, school administrators and curriculum leaders to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the educational technology and library/media programs and resources that support student learning and achievement. Responsibilities include hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, conducting professional development on the uses of various forms and classes of information, assisting school-based library media and educational technology teams on the development of instructional unit plans that address different student learning needs and that
integrate varied technology and information resources, work with Principals and school-based staff to monitor and implement the technology Acceptable Use Policy and Exploratory Skills and Processes (ESP) including copyright laws, proper use of technology, the Internet, and Web 2.0 resources, maintain and coordinates inventory, and participate in budgeting planning and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS degree, and five years related experience. Mass. DESE licensure: Library Media Specialist, and Supervisor/Director (Non-Core)

Salary:  $99,945 - $114,104

To Apply:  Apply online at the Cambridge Public Schools website, www.cpsd.us. Applications requested by October 30, 2014. This position is available January 1, 2015.

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Library Media Specialist, Regional School Unit #13, Rockland, ME

Regional School Unit #13 (Serving the towns of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, St. George, So. Thomaston, Thomaston)

Hiring full-time and part-time positions.

Maine DOE Certification 071 and Maine Criminal History Records Check required.

A teaching application is available on our website, www.rsu13.org, or by calling Human Resources at 207-596-2002.

Please submit application and required materials to:

RSU #13
Attn:  Human Resources
28 Lincoln Street
Rockland, ME 04841

or via email to employment@rsu13.org

EOE

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Middle/High School Library Media Specialist, Paul Cuffee School, Providence, RI

Reports to: Middle and High School Principals and Head of School
Hours: Full time
Supervises: Library/Media Teaching Partner
Works closely with: Staff at both the middle and upper schools

Job Description

  • Digital Literacy Instructor
    • Teach students and staff how to use 21st Century Learner digital literacy skills to support all classroom curriculum.
    • Create and maintain a detailed, integrated Digital and Information Literacy Curriculum Plan for Grades nine through twelve.
    • Teach the skills, Dispositions in Action, Responsibilities, and Self Assessment Strategies of 21st Century Learners, as outlined by the American Association of School Librarians' Standards.
    • As certified teacher, deliver lessons to students to cultivate ability to find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources of information, to respect intellectual property rights and develop digital citizenship, and the use of various technology tools and media formats for both research and creative products.
    • Provide readers' advisory instruction and reading promotion school wide.
  • Instructional Consultant
    • Work closely with individual teachers in designing instructional units and assessments, provide instructional resources and materials, and advocate for the integration of information literacy and technology skills within larger curricular units.
    • Recommend digital tools, websites, print materials and other resources in multiple formats to teachers to supplement classroom curricular goals.
    • Plan and deliver professional development offerings to assist faculty skill growth.
    • Assist teachers in integrating multiple forms of media into their curriculum design process.
    • Co-teach digital literacy lessons within larger curricular units.
  • Media Center Administrator
    • Maintain ongoing collection development and purchase of library media materials including digital and print formats and processing supplies.
    • Create an annual budget.
    • Administrator of library and literacy promotions and event.
    • Management of library website, online catalog, and patron database.
    • Management of acquisitions, processing and cataloging of materials
    • Advocate for the program's vision, evaluate its effectiveness, and provide leadership.
    • Management of library spaces at MS and US

Position Type: Full-time 
Positions Available: 1 
Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

Paul Cuffee School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • RI Library Media Teacher Certification Required.
  • National Background Check (after offer)
  • Postgraduate Certificate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Deborah Reyes
544 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02907
Phone: 401-781-2727
Fax: 401-781-2828
Email: click here

To apply for this position, visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1058962.

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Part-time Library Paraprofessional Position, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

Boston Public Schools is seeking a .2 Library Paraprofessional for the Nathan Hale Elementary School. This position may be scheduled as one full day/week or two half days/week. This is an excellent opportunity for a student pursuing library media studies to gain valuable work experience in an elementary school library while still working on their degree. 

To apply, please send resume to Amy Short, Director of Library and Media Services, at ashort@bostonpublicschools.org.

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Volunteer, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

The BAA/Fenway Library is a vibrant, well-resourced school library located adjacent to the Fens and Fenway Park, a ten minute walk from Simmons. Volunteers become part of an active school library program team. We are seeking SLIS students interested in contributing time to learning and applying library practices in a school environment. Ideally, a volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week for the semester, where he or she is committed to working. Volunteers assist students and faculty members with reference, learn to manage the circulation system, generate web pages, perform original cataloging and other school library tasks. Volunteers are encouraged to try on different roles, from instruction to collection development.

Requirements: A team player, energy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Prior experience working with high school age students is helpful but not necessary. The successful candidate will be able to take the skills learned in this volunteer position to any library environment. Depending on circumstances, volunteers may be hired as library associates.

Please send an email of interest, along with possible availability, and an attached resume to: Deborah Froggatt, Library Director: dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org

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Library Media Specialist, Chariho Regional School District, Wood River Junction, RI

Job Description

The Chariho Regional School District is accepting applications from individuals who hold a library media specialist certification or are eligible for emergency certification.

No paper applications will be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

Chariho Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

All applicants must hold a current/valid Rhode Island teaching certificate or be eligible for emergency certification. Three original letters of reference and copies of transcripts not verified required at time of interview.

  • No experience required
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions

Chariho Regional School District actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

If selected for interview, you will be required to bring the following items:

  1. Copy of Rhode Island Teaching Certificate
  2. Copy of test scores for the NTE or Praxis
  3. A 15 minute dvd of yourself teaching a lesson (teaching positions only)
  4. Certified transcripts (unless verified through SchoolSpring)
  5. Original, signed letters of recommendation (unless submitted by reference on SchoolSpring)
  6. A copy of your most recent evaluation

Read more and apply for this position at: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1011052

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K-8 School Librarian, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell, MA

Lowell Community Charter Public School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian position. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners. Open until filled.

Library Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
  • Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
  • Benchmark library curriculum with school Common Core standards
  • Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
  • Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair and other programs.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of  prints and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books.
  • Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings.
  • Maintain Library website
  • Build and maintain library units and lessons on system
  • Catalog library materials
  • Supervise student and community volunteers
  • Perform circulation desk duties, readers' advisory and reference services for students and faculty
  • Participate in school curriculum development by attending school and general  meetings
  • Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
  • Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
  • Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
  • Take an active part in the life of the school community
  • Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc.

Hours: 7:30 to 3:00 or 8:00 to 3:30p  for a regular full time hire.  Hours may be negotiable for a current student. If a current LIS student is hired, they would be a paid intern. To apply, visit the website www.lccps.org and visit the employment tab and apply through that link.

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Winsor School, Boston, MA

Job ID:31690

Job Title: Part-Time Library Assistant

Organization Name: Winsor School

Wage/Salary: $15/hr

Job Description: The Winsor School is seeking a part-time library assistant to staff the library Monday-Friday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

The Winsor School, founded in 1886, is a leader in independent secondary education for girls in grades 5-12, with a tradition of academic excellence. 

Qualifications include an interest in library work with middle and high school students. Position to begin Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Application Instructions: Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information including email for three references to afstern@winsor.edu.

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Library Media Specialist, Dartmouth Public Schools, Darmouth, MA

The Dartmouth Public School System is seeking a certified library media specialist to work in K-5 school setting.  Candidates must be certified as a library media specialist in the state of Massachusetts.
 
There are two (2) part time positions available.  These positions can be combined to create one (1) full time position. 
 
The starting date is August 26, 2014.
 
For more information, please contact
 
Joan Boucher
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Dartmouth Public Schools
8 Bush Street
Dartmouth MA  02748
 

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School Library Associate, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library

The BAA/Fenway Library Team is seeking an energetic person who is seeking library experience. Though no past library experience is necessary, work with teens and/or young adults is required. The Library Associate is one who brings technology skills, flexibility and a sense of humor. OPAC responsibilities, reference work, web page design and other LIS work responsibilities, such as original cataloging, are components of the work. The position is 9-10 hours per week with two 4-5 hours shifts on Wed a.m., Thursdays and/or Fridays; perfect or a Simmons SLIS student's schedule. The schools are co-located about 6 blocks from the Simmons campus.

Please send a letter of intent and a resume via email ASAP to: Deborah Lang Froggatt, Director, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library/Boston Symphony Orchestra Education Resource Center, dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org.

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K-8 Librarian, Lowell Community Charter Public School

Lowell Community Charter Public School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian position. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners. Open until filled.

Library Responsibilities include:

•         Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
• Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
• Benchmark library curriculum with school Common Core standards
• Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
• Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair and other programs.

•         Develop and maintain a collection of  prints and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books.
• Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings.

•         Maintain Library website
• Build and maintain library units and lessons on system
• Catalog library materials
• Supervise student and community volunteers
• Perform circulation desk duties, readers' advisory and reference services for students and faculty
• Participate in school curriculum development by attending school and general  meetings
• Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
• Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
• Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
• Take an active part in the life of the school community
• Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc

 

Hours:  7:30 to 3:00 or 8:00 to 3:30p  for a regular full time hire.  Hours may be negotiable for a current student. If a current LIS student is hired, they would be a paid intern. To apply, visit the website www.lccps.org and visit the employment tab and apply through that link.

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