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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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Library Media Specialist, Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, Somerville MA

The Somerville Public School System is seeking a certified library media specialist to work in an K- 8 school setting.

Must be certified as a Library Media Specialist in the state  of Massachusetts.  This is a full time position.

 

 

For more information, please contact

 

Charles LaFauci

Supervisor of Library Media Services

 

Somerville Public Schools

5 Cherry Street

Somerville, MA  02144

 

clafauci@k12.somerville.ma.us

617-628-5449

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Library Media Specialist, Billerica Public Schools, Billerica MA

The library media specialist develops, implements and interprets an effective library media program which strives to achieve the Mission of the Billerica Public Schools Library Media Program.

 

The library media specialist provides access to information and resources for all students, staff and community users, makes resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed collection within the school and through access to resources outside the school.

 

Assists students in identifying, locating and interpreting information housed in the library media center and helps students locate information outside the library media center.

 

Manages selection and ordering of materials through a process which involves teachers, administrators, students and parents; administers budgets for library media resources.

 

Participates in department, grade-level, school and district curriculum development and assessment projects.

 

Plans cooperatively with teachers to incorporate information skills into the classroom, curriculum and to assist teachers in developing resource based units and activities.

 

Takes a leadership role in promoting and demonstrating the use of new technologies and media with teachers and other adults.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Tom Murphy, Principal, Billerica Memorial High School
35 River Street
Billerica, Massachusetts 01821
Phone: 978-528-8710
Fax: 978-436-9393
Email: tmurphy@billerica.k12.ma.us

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Library Teacher, Everett Public School System, Everett MA

The Everett Public School System is seeking a certified library media specialist to work in an elementary/middle school for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, please contact Patricia Ells, Library Coordinator at 617-394-2490 or by email at pells@everett.k12.ma.us.

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Elementary Library Media Specialist, JW Killam Elementary School, Reading MA

Job ID: 922452
Application Deadline: July 24, 2014
Posted: July 14, 2014
Starting Date: August 25, 2014

Job Description
General Description: The Elementary Library Media Specialist is a teaching position that is focused on planning and teaching with colleagues to integrate library media curriculum and other curriculum areas. This position also trains teachers to use audio visual/technological instructional materials throughout the school.

Reports to and is evaluated by: Building principal of each school. Also works with Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, other Library Media Specialists and the Library Media Coordinator.

Terms of Employment: The Library Media Specialist will be employed under the terms and conditions of the specific contract between Reading Public Schools and the Reading Teachers Association. The work year for the Library Media Specialist is full time for 185 school days. Compensation: Negotiable in accordance with the contract executed between the Reading Teachers Association and the Reading Public Schools.

Qualifications: Education and Experience:

• Holds a Master's degree from an accredited college or university

• Has a successful teaching background at the elementary level

• Has valid Massachusetts Library Media Specialist Certification teacher certification, or is in the process of pursuing, Library Media Specialist Certification.

• Demonstrates knowledge of computer hardware and software and other technologies and an in-depth understanding of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and of technology integration.

• Has evidence of outstanding professional accomplishments and experiences.

• Has excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, assessment data, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, correspondence, or procedure manuals; ability to effectively provide training, present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, and the general public; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; ability to plan and implement lessons and/or workshops; ability to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships with administrators, teachers, students, peers, parents, and community; and ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.

The Superintendent may add or substitute other qualifications relevant to the position.

Essential Functions and Duties:

1. Collaboratively designs, prepares, and implements lessons and units of study that integrate library media skills into other curriculum areas.

2. Organizes, publicizes and implements staff development opportunities for all staff, including reflection, follow-up, and revision.

3. Teaches library and research skills with classroom teacher to classes as well as to individual students.

4. Encourages a love of reading; provides enrichment opportunities and attempts to accommodate the diversity of student needs, interest and abilities.

5. Provides reference services and assistance in locating information.

6. Promotes the awareness and use of new instructional technologies and audiovisual materials.

7. Acts as a resource person in matters concerning library media, technology, audiovisual equipment and materials and their use in the school instructional program.

8. Exercises general supervision in scheduling of materials and equipment for classroom use.

9. Assists in the production of simple audiovisual and library media materials.

10. Arranges for maintenance and repair of audiovisual and library media center equipment.

11. Represents the school in professional organizations related to instructional media.

12. Conducts annual inventories of equipment and materials.

13. Develops in consultation with the principal and staff, an annual budget for purchase of library media and audiovisual materials.

14. Organizes the storage and handling of audiovisual materials for convenience, availability, and effective use.

15. Utilizes input from faculty, students, and professional evaluation tools to requisition library media and audiovisual materials that represent a wide range of subjects, viewpoints, cultures, grades, and interest levels.

16. Supervises the ordering, processing, circulation, shelving, inventorying, and weeding of materials and equipment.

17. Works with the instructional technology specialist and technician (if applicable) to supervise the ordering of technology hardware and software pertinent to the library media center.

18. Organizes an inviting library media facility and promotes appropriate student conduct. 19. Supervises the work of library aides (if applicable) and volunteers.

20. Cooperates with the Coordinator of the Library Media program and with other Library Media Specialists in the development of district wide endeavors, in sharing information, and in utilizing the resources of the Reading Public Library.

21. Publicizes library media programs and resources and encourages community participation, where appropriate.

22. Participates on district wide curriculum committees and other building or system-wide committees.

23. Pursues professional development via attendance at workshops, conferences, and courses.

24. Works with colleagues and students to help maintain the school and district web pages.

25. Works with the instructional technology specialist or technician to develop and implement a scheduled maintenance plan that includes updating and upgrading all computers, administrative software, educational software, and managerial software pertinent to the library media use.

26. Works with the instructional technology specialist to set up technology or audio visual equipment for after school or night school meetings.

27. Models and teaches legal and ethical practice related to technology and library media use.

28. Performs other related duties as assigned by the building principal.

Supervises: The library media specialist does not supervise or formally evaluate any employee.

Physical Demands: The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk. The employee must be able, on occasion, to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. Selection Guidelines: Interested candidates need to apply and will participate in an interview process. The candidate will be recommended by the building principal for appointment by the Superintendent of Schools.


Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer
Reading Public Schools 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
Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a copy of your Mass
Teacher's Certification through School Spring.

  •  Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information
Catherine Giles, Principal 333 Charles Street Reading, Massachusetts 01867 Phone: 781-944-7831


Apply for this job online at http://www.schoolspring.com/job?922452

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Library/Media Specialist .6, Loker School Library, Wayland MA

Job Details


Job ID: 908742

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted: July 8, 2014 Starting Date: August 27, 2014

Job Description:
Provide services to elementary school students as library/media specialist. This is a part-time, .6 FTE, position.

Job Requirements:
1. Bachelor's degree with at least 36 semester hours in Library Sciences, Media Services, or related field required
2. Graduate training and/or degree in the above areas or a related field preferred;
3. Massachusetts educator's licensure with appropriate code;
4. Satisfactory, supervised experience within the last five years as a specialist, student teacher, intern, or apprentice at the secondary or college level within a media services program;
5. Knowledge of teaching the use of electronic media as a course of study and/or as an educational service;
6. Facility with current technology in the field of Media Services;
7. Audio/Visual knowledge is a plus;
8. Experience with diverse populations and commitment to Wayland's goals of diversity and inclusion;
9. Possess those personal and professional characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.


Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=908742

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Director of Library Services and Archives, St. George's School, Middletown RI

Reports to:                 Dean of Academics

 

Job Summary:            Both teacher and administrator, the Director of Library Services plays a key role in supporting the School's educational goals. The Director is responsible for designing and implementing a dynamic and welcoming service-oriented library program that focuses on the educational needs of the entire school community. The Director also shares with the Assistant Director and the faculty the responsibility for teaching our students 21st ­century Information Literacy and research skills. The Director provides energy, leadership and vision in helping the School implement the Library Mission Statement, in developing programmatic initiatives such as the Crossroads Program, and in enhancing the library's web presence.

 

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee all library services, daily operation of the facility, and all library policies, procedures, and initiatives;
  • Responsible for curriculum development of the Information Literacy program;
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director, faculty and students on the research process;
  • Coordinate and oversee the Crossroads Program;
  • Oversee the Archives;
  • Manage a staff that includes an Assistant Director of Library Services, additional library staff, and an Archivist;
  • Direct and participate in the staffing of the library on evenings and weekends;
  • Select, supervise and train student Library Prefects;
  • Attend regular Department Heads meetings;
  • Represent the School at Quarterly Ocean State Libraries consortium (OSL) meetings; train staff and ensure compliance with OSL policies;
  • Participate fully in the life of the School; attend faculty committees, chapel services and all-school assemblies;
  • Serve as a Faculty Advisor to 4-6 students;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Academics or Associate Head for School Life;
  • Support the School and its leadership.

 

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS with 5-7 years of experience in an academic library;
  • Excellent skills in the areas of communication, organization, and analytical problem-solving;
  • A strong service orientation, and the ability to multi-task with an upbeat demeanor;
  • Proven ability in overseeing projects, training and managing staff;
  • Proficiency in integrating educational technology into the program;
  • Experience in Information Literacy instruction is strongly preferred; 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with college, university or independent school library experience. 
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library systems (Sierra and/or Millennium) and LibGuides preferred.

 

This is an 11-month position that includes participation in the school's TIAA-CREF program, full benefits, and a competitive salary.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and the name, address and telephone number of three professional references to: bob_nula@stgeorges.edu

 

Additional Relevant Information:

 

Library Mission Statement:  The St. George's School library is a vital center of campus intellectual life. It supports St. George's academic program by providing outstanding services, resources, and facilities for research and study.  The library also advances the broader educational mission of the School by awakening interest in a range of ideas, by inspiring a love of learning and scholarship, and by providing a place where all members of the school community can explore multiple curiosities about their world.

 

St. George's School, founded in 1896, is a nationally-known, independent coeducational college preparatory school for 365 boarding and day students in grades 9 - 12. The Nathaniel P. Hill Library houses 31,000 volumes in open stacks, a reference section of 2,500 volumes, and an audiovisual collection.  The library also subscribes to print newspapers and magazines, as well as numerous electronic databases including JSTOR, ProQuest Research Library and historical newspaper archives.  As a member of the Ocean State Libraries Consortium, the library also borrows and lends materials with public libraries in Rhode Island. Students are required to purchase a laptop computer, and the campus is fully wired and also provides wireless capacity. The library is staffed by two professional academic librarians and three part-time assistants, with additional support from the student Library Association and faculty proctors. The facility is open seven days and six evenings a week.

 

 

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Media Specialist at Elementary Level (full-time), Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools, Old Lyme CT

Announcement of Vacancy

2014-2015 School Year

 

Position:

Media Specialist at Elementary Level (full-time)

 

Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated competencies, attitudes and personal characteristics in keeping with high district standards.

 

2. Appropriate Connecticut Certification.

 

3. Must be highly qualified as defined by the State Department of Education regulations.

 

Compensation: Salary and benefits per group contract and salary schedule.

Application Procedure:

Go to http://www.region18.org/page.cfm?p=1584 and fill out online application

Please do not mail, email or deliver application materials. All applications are now accepted online.

 

Date of Posting: June 13, 2014

 

Closing Date: Until Filled

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.9 Elementary Librarian, Halifax Elementary School , Kingston MA

Halifax Elementary School is a K-6 school. Part-time (.9) librarian needed.

Interested candidates for the position should submit a letter of intent, resume, transcript(s), and three letters of reference to:

Mr. John J. Tuffy, Superintendent of Schools
Silver Lake Regional School District
50 Pembroke Street
Kingston, MA 02364

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Library/Media Specialist, Louise A. Conley Elementary School, Whitman MA

JOB GOALS:

1. To instruct students in accordance with the educational philosophy, course objectives, and curriculum of the District

2. To provide maximum learning opportunities for students in accordance with program objectives and each 'student's abilities, interests, and needs

3. To continuously develop his/her professional knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors in order to improve the educational opportunities of his/her students

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

INSTRUCTION

1. Instructs students in accordance with the District's philosophy of education, policies, and curriculum

2. Directs the teaching/ learning process toward the achievement of program goals, establishes specific objectives for all lessons, communicates these objectives to students.

3. Is prepared to instruct students assigned and has written documentation (e.g., plan book) of preparation

4. Diagnoses the learning needs of students in terms of the course objectives on a continuous basis and seeks the assistance of District specialists as required

5. Employs a variety of instructional techniques, materials, instructional media, consistent with the needs, interests, and abilities of the students and the objectives of the course

6. Assess the progress of students in terms of course ob¬jectives on a continuous basis and provides progress reports as required

7. Sets a positive example for students and community by demonstrating respect and concern for students and an awareness of community values



CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

1. Manages and fully utilizes class time for instructional purposes

2. Establishes and maintains a classroom environment condu¬cive to learning and teaching.

3. Assists the Administration in implementing policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner

4. Promotes appropriate student behavior and attends to misbehavior when it occurs in the teacher's presence whenever it is brought to a teacher's attention (e.g., hallway, cafeteria, washrooms, and grounds) 

5. Takes reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment materials and facilities

ORGANIZATION

1. Conducts school-related activities in conformity with School Committee policies and administrative regulations

2. Cooperates with administrators and others in developing and supporting school activities and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning and teaching

3. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with colleagues and supervisors

4. Maintains accurate student records as required by law, School Committee policy and administrative regulations

5. Takes and records attendance accurately in classes and/or homeroom, notes excessive absenteeism to supervisory personnel and parents

6. Conducts routine assignments with accuracy, promptness and efficiency

7. Maintains an accurate inventory of materials and supplies used in carrying out assignments

8. Performs all other duties as required by the school administration.

PARENT/COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

l. Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes


. 2. Establishes and maintains communication (oral and written) with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.

3. Solicits appropriately the help of parent (5) as required in the education of their children.

4. Maintains good humor, enthusiasm, initiative, and integrity with students and parents and has a positive working relationship with them.


CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

1. Assists in the development of curriculum and methods of course/ students evaluation in cooperation with department colleagues and the administration.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT .

1. Incorporates constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement in performance made by supervisors.

2. Continuously self evaluates professional effectiveness in areas of curriculum, classroom performance, and teacher--student, staff and community relationships in order to maintain and/or improve professional competence.

3. Keeps abreast of new developments in his/her instructional discipline(s) and successful educational practices and programs in order to improve the quality of the educational experiences of his/her students.

Position Type: Full-time 

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Massachusetts Educators License Required - Library/Media Specialist

2. Demonstrates ability to instruct school students and to maintain purpose and order in the classroom and all other areas of the school.

3. Commitment to continuously improve professional competence

4. Demonstrates ability to design and deliver instruction to facilitate learning consistent with the philosophy, goals, curriculum and policies as established by the School Committee.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=924732

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Specials Teacher (Librarian - Elementary), UP Academy, Dorchester MA

UP Academy - Dorchester

Specials Teacher (Librarian - Elementary)

2014-2015 School Year

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

Role:

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and, most importantly, the success of UP Academy's students.

Specific Responsibilities:

Implement curricula to meet academic standards;

Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards;

Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;

Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;

Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;

Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations;

Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and

Participate in an intensive staff orientation and training for up to four weeks prior to the school year.

Qualifications:

A passionate belief in UP Academy's mission, values, and educational model;

An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to

achieve them;

An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;

Proven track-record of high achievement;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;

A sense of humility in the face of success;

Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;

Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred;

A valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level;

An ability to meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly

Qualified" according to NCLB; and

Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on- line application system.

UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

NOTE: Please note that some of the elements contained in the job description are subject to bargaining obligations established by state and federal statuses and regulations including but not limited to M.G.L. c.71, §89 and are subject to change.

Terms: BTU, Group I
Please refer to the Salary Compensation section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

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Children's Resource and Services Librarian, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Children's Resource and Services Librarian

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

This position is responsible for the provision of resources and services to children and young adult patrons, and agencies serving such patrons of the library. The ideal candidate will conduct outreach activities to expand the users of the Library and heighten awareness of services, as well as serve as library web master and technical advisor through management of the library web site, web application and development of publications and web authoring.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • To determine task priorities and procedures for children and youth services in consultation with other appropriate staff.
  • To develop and maintain informational resources on agencies, programs and services available to children and youth with disabilities.
  • To select books and provide on-demand searches for patrons and agencies and identify other sources of alternative media materials for titles not available from the Library
  • To coordinate the Library's Summer Reading Program and other specialized activities for children and youth, educators, parents, etc.
  • To make presentations to groups, workshops, conferences, in-service seminars, and other activities to increase and expand the service to eligible users.
  • To serve as library web master and technical advisor in management of the library web site, web application development of publications, web authoring; to ensure electronic publishing standards and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines are in place.
  • To write and/or edit various publications and specialized newsletters targeted to children, youth, and educators to assist and promote utilizing the service effectively. 
  • To assist in the development, marketing and communications efforts as needed, oversee photo shoots for publications, and act as a gatekeeper of the graphic standard guidelines.
  • To perform other related duties and task as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Three (3) years Library of Congress program
  • Experience in children's services, or equivalent of combination of education and experience

 

Preferences given to candidates with:

  • Experience in direct web design
  • Knowledge of Braille and/or American Sign Language

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Sacred Heart High School, Kingston MA

Position:                   Librarian/Media Specialist, Sacred Heart High School

Reports to:               Principal, Sacred Heart High School


Mission:

Sacred Heart High School, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a private, co-educational, Catholic, and college preparatory combined intermediate school and high school.  It is part of Sacred Heart School System, which includes an Early Childhood Center and Elementary School.  At Sacred Heart, we strive to inspire minds, define character and encourage responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue knowledge now and throughout their lives. In the tradition of the Sisters of Divine Providence, we seek to develop a community of faith that encourages students to act with compassion, to work for a just society, and to pursue opportunities to develop and share their God-given talents in service to society.

 

Position Overview:

Sacred Heart High School is a 360-student private, co-educational, Catholic, and college preparatory high school.  It is part of Sacred Heart School System, which includes an Early Childhood Center and Elementary School. 

 

The Librarian/Media Specialist is charged with providing a learning environment which provides relevant and challenging materials in both print and non-print media.  The Librarian/Media Specialist invites intellectual growth and assists students in acquiring necessary research skills.  Additionally, he/she acts as a resource person and role model for the faculty and staff.  The Librarian's work day is 7:45 to 3:45.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Contributes to the growth of the Sacred Heart community by maintaining a professional, orderly and efficient library and establishing a positive rapport with faculty and students.
  • Is a resource to department Chairs and Faculty in finding and utilizing materials relative to specific subject areas.
  • Responsible for researching, ordering, maintaining, and updating the current collection of print and non-print materials in addition to cataloging, shelving, archiving, and circulation.
  • Attends all Faculty and In-Service meetings and meets with the Administrative Team as requested.
  • Keeps current with library trends through memberships in professional organizations and attendance at professional workshops.
  • Provides instruction on all library resources in conjunction with subject area employees through scheduled classes, in the library, computer lab, classroom or individual orientation.
  • Acts as a resource in the establishment of reading programs and reading lists within the school.
  • Oversees library volunteers, student interns, and part-time personnel when applicable.
  • Responsible for the general appearance of the library and contacts maintenance when necessary, facilitates and approves displays within the library.
  • In conjunction with the principal is responsible for the implementation of the library yearly budget.
  • Works to develop short term and long term strategic plans for the library, the collection, and the technological advances that will impact our students in fulfillment of our mission.
  • Oversee "Virtual High School" and our online learning program.

 

Qualifications:  

  • Licensed as a school librarian by the State of Massachusetts - preferred.
  • Master's degree in Library Science or Librarianship - preferred.

 

 

Interested individuals, please contact Michael Gill, Ed.D., Principal, Sacred Heart High School, 399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA  02364.  Email preferred:  mgill@sacredheartkingston.com

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Library Media Specialist, Amherst Middle School, Amherst NH

Amherst Middle School located in Amherst, NH, is currently accepting applications for a Library Media Specialist to guide the transformation of the library into a 21st century Information Center resource.  The Library Media Specialist will be a strong leader, instructional partner and technology integrator. The successful Library Media Specialist will engage and support students and staff in critical thinking. Qualified candidates should possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, hold NH certification as a Library Media Specialist, and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. Application deadline is July 18, 2014.

 

Additional details and on-line application may be found on our website at:  http://sau39.org/Page/566.

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Library and Technology Specialist, Pine Glen Elementary, Burlington MA

Infuse multimedia resources throughout the school curriculum via the library and technology program.

 

Functions:

  • Facilitates the alignment of an educational technology and library media program with information literacy standards and other school programs
  • Organization, administration, and evaluationof the school library media center
  • Facilitates school library budgeting and supplies
  • Developslibrary media center policies and assists staff and students with legan and ethical issues relating to use of materials and the internet
  • Selects andmaintains resources (both digital and print)
  • Coordinates relationship between school curriculum, eduction technology, and library media center collection
  • Discovers, maintains, and promotes appropriate digital resources for students, teachers, and ITS
  • Develops and maintains digital spaces such as blog, wikis, web sites, video channels
  • Build collaborative relationships with businesses, professional organizations, and schools
  • Provides first level of support for all district technology, applications, and systems
  • Maintains and coordinates the posting and organization of technology HelpDesk request and services
  • Outstanding knowledge of web based tools and social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of iPads and Apps for learning
  • Outstanding knowledge of Googe Apps
  • Outstanding knowledge of print and electronic resources as well their proper use and dissemination
  • Outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • 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
  • Works closely with district Information Technology Team
  • Assists with use of educational applications
  • 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 poer, and hands-on learning
  • Designs and presents effective professional development workshops for classroom teachers on professional development days
  • Assists teachers with the preparationof 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 technology and library media
  • Works effectively with all members of the staff
  • Exhibits outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Applications will be accepted 
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:00 PM 

 

https://bpsk12.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=19

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Job Openings, Ashland Public Schools, Ashland MA

Ashland Public Schools currently has two openings:

1.0 Library / Media Science Teacher  (Grades K-5)Position will be split amongst two school buildings

 
Please direct any questions to 
girvine@ashland.k12.ma.us
 

 

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Upper School Librarian (Grades 7-9), Wheeler Library, Fessenden School, West Newton MA

The Wheeler Library is looking for a creative, motivated, organized and collaborative librarian to work with boys in grades 7-9 and their faculty. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of and appreciation for how the use of technology and nonprint resources enhances information literacy as defined by AASL standards. The Upper School librarian will use this knowledge as he or she collaborates with faculty to design learning opportunities for students. The candidate will also have a deep knowledge of middle school literature for boys and be prepared to creatively promote reading and literature appreciation in the library, classrooms, and school community. The ability to prepare high-quality reading lists and contribute to collection development for grades 5-9 is required. In our busy library, we value the ability to work closely with colleagues and students. The Upper, Middle, and Lower School librarians at Fessenden work together to provide a vibrant, forward-thinking and coherent program for Pre-K through 9th grade boys. An MLS is required, and experience in an educational environment is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Asst. Head (ssmith@fessenden.org). Please include your name and the position in which you are applying for in the email.

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Elementary School Library, Media and Information Specialist, Norwell Public Schools, Norwell MA

The Norwell Public Schools, Norwell, MA, is looking for long term substitute for an Elementary School Library Media and Information Specialist for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications and supporting materials are due by 12:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014.

The link to our district web site's Employment page

And the link to the Employment Documents Information and Forms which must be received in the application: http://www.norwellschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=185

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Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist, New Hartford Public Schools, New Hartford CT

Position Available
2014-2015 School Year


The New Hartford Public Schools has the following teaching position available for the 2014-2015 school year:


Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist (.7 FTE)


Certification: 062 or 013 (or appropriate certification in elementary education)
Requirements: Experience working with elementary students in the classroom integration of library and technology in all content areas. Classroom experience preferred.


Salary Range: As Per the New Hartford Education Association Contract


Closing Date: Friday, June 30, 2014

Application Package Must Include:

Letter of Interest
Resume
3 Current Letters of Reference
Copy of CT Certification
Copy of Transcripts

Send Application Package to (DO NOT EMAIL):

Philip B. O'Reilly, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
PO Box 315
New Hartford, CT 06057

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Librarian, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield CT

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Fairfield, CT has an opening for an elementary (grades PK-8) Librarian beginning August, 2014.  Candidate should be a practicing Catholic, have a Masters in Library Science with 062 certification, experience teaching 21st Century information literacy classes, handling circulation, searches and cataloging using Follett Destiny OPAC.  Will be responsible to plan volunteer training, conduct read-alouds, process supply or book order invoices, educate on research projects, citations, and Web 2.0/media technology using a Smart Board, computers, and laptops.  Lesson planning focuses on CT Common Core and AASL Crosswalk standards.

 

Resumes should be sent to patricia.brady@stasonline.net

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Instructional Technology Specialist, Marblehead Public Schools, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Public Schools
Functional Job Description


Title: Instructional Technology Specialist

Qualifications:
• Master's Degree preferred
• Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Instructional Technology by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with demonstrated teaching experience
• Skill, knowledge and ability to plan, organize and provide professional development opportunities
• Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.)


Reports To:
• Supervisor of Technology
• Assistant Superintendent


Job Goal: To support teachers in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology units, which promote 21st century skills and are aligned with curricula and state standards, by integrating technology in new and effective ways to improve teaching and learning.


Work Year: 204 days - Teacher Year plus 5 days before school begins, 5 days after school ends and 10 floating days for use during the school year


Salary/Benefits:


Performance Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and technology integration.
• Provide direction and support for technology integration and the implementation of the Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations.
• Work with school personnel to develop and carry out a technology implementation plan.
• Work with Special Education Dept to support the integration of assistive technology and technology in general to support student IEP needs.
• Work with school personnel to review curricula goals and to identify, support and implement technologies that increase access to curriculum.
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities, including collaborative learning communities, for effective integration of technology to promote 21st century skills and to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are linked to curriculum goals and state standards.
• Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
• Participate in professional growth opportunities.
• Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary.
• Adhere to and enforce all technology policies and procedures put in place by Administrators.
• Perform other such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor of Technology
• Member of Assistant Superintendent's Curriculum Teams

Essential Functions of the Job:
Must possess the ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel and students.
• Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
• Create an overall school culture where technology is valued as a teaching and learning tool.
• Stay current in the areas of educational technology and teaching strategies.
• Research, evaluate and recommend new technologies to support teaching and learning.
• Provide instructional leadership to school personnel in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with teachers to effectively integrate technology into curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.
• Ensure that technology use supports and enhances curricula goals.
• Act as a technology resource to school personnel and students.

Specialty Area:


Must be able to:
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in the area of instructional technology.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities that focus on the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are aligned to district goals and state standards.
Physical and Environmental Demands:
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Ability to work in a normal classroom and school building environment.
• Ability to move freely about the building to perform duties with students and teachers.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer
Marblehead Public Schools 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

  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=856602

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Reader Advisor, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Reader Advisor

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

The read advisor acts as the primary point of contact for patrons of the Perkins Library and is responsible for assigning audio and braille books, described videos, large print, and other new and/or emerging accessible formats using the Library's automated circulation system. The advisor will facilitate all aspects of patron book selection and delivery processes.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answers incoming telephone lines and assists patrons with information about their book selection, service status, shipments made, requests/reserves processed, and other available services.
  • Utilizes the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) to serve patrons on all aspects of their talking and braille book services and creates book orders for patrons by searching request lists, selects books by subject interest or author preferences, customizes patrons service profiles and serves patrons according to their service preferences.
  • Answers general informational requests and assists in resolving requests, selection or service problems from patrons.
  • Maintains the online patron reading database including updating patron reading interests, service frequency, and type of service data as needed.
  • Searches the Library of Congress/National Library Service online catalog to assist patrons in locating titles that are not available locally.
  • Processes routine interlibrary loan requests to other libraries and Library of Congress Multistate Centers through an electronic national system for interlibrary loan processing; maintains detailed notes of interlibrary loan transactions in the patron database.
  • Provides basic information on eligibility, registration, equipment; refers calls to other staff as appropriate.
  • Notifies the Registration Unit of updated patron information, status changes or subscription related information such as address changes, transfers, cessation of services, and subscription problems.
  • Provides basic technical support with regard to the library downloadable book services.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of unit volunteer staff.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned by supervisory staff.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two (2) years, public library or reference experience. 

 

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Library/Medial Specialist, Hudson High School, Hudson MA

Job Description
Qualifications:

Under the direct supervision of the High School Principal and the Director of Technology the HHS Library/Media Specialist should possess the following qualifications:

o DESE license as a library teacher
o Completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
o Classroom teaching preferred
o Technology applications and ability to use web tools

Responsibilities:

• Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy.
• Creates learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
• Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
• Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials.
• Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning.
• Incorporates technology to enhance learning.
• Manages and supervises the library facility.
• Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning.
• Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards.
• Stays current in professional practices and educational research.
• Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
• Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
• Establishes communication and networks with the Hudson Public Library staff.
• Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of material in all formats.
• Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.

To apply: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=827402

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High School Library Teacher, Needham High School, Needham MA

Position Type:
High School Teaching

Date Posted:
3/3/2014

Location:
Needham High

High School Library Teacher (1.0)

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

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.

Deadline is Friday, June 6th

 

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