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Media Specialist / Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover Public School, North Andover, MA

Essential Functions

Full-time (37.5 hours week) shared services librarian provides services to children, parents, teachers and caregivers in two environments, performing tasks requiring a broad knowledge of children's literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to children. Works with Stevens' librarians, NAPS library media specialists, and other library agencies to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. Actively participates in staff development, stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains professional memberships.

Works half-time in Stevens Memorial Library, the public library, assisting the Children's Services Librarian with all ages, but a focus on elementary school ages. Duties include: develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.; reference and readers' advisory services; promote the library's collections and electronic resources; and participate in collection development. Provide excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner. 

Works half-time in one North Andover public elementary school (NAPS) (K-5 th grade) as its Media Specialist / School Librarian to foster a creative, flexible environment so the school library is an essential part of the learning community. Duties include: administer School Library Program (SLP); collaborate with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process; design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy, critical thinking and self-assessment using existing and emerging technology; develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community. Follow district and professional procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation and resource sharing in all formats.

Qualifications

Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) / Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or in progress. Completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree or in progress. State-certified as a Library Media Specialist / School Librarian or in progress.

Experience: Experience in school media services; experience with Google Apps for Education preferred. Work experience in public library setting with children helpful.

Additional skills:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the children.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications; familiarity with social media and web development resources
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in planning and presenting children's programs.

Physical Requirements: Ability to carry books (up to 20-30 lbs), push book carts (up to 150 lbs), bend, stretch, grasp, etc. to retrieve library materials; ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:

Rate

Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Schedule: Hours split between the libraries, 18.75 hours / week over a 5-day (Monday - Friday) during the NAPS school year (September - June). Works full time in the Stevens Memorial Library July - August.

Deadline: To apply for position please email cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at KConsoli@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled.

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement.

The Town of North Andover is Equal Opportunity Employer.

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