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High School Library Teacher, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

DESCRIPTION:
To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The Library Teacher should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
The Library Teacher will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy.
  • Plans instruction that incorporates Digital Citizenship.
  • 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 Andover 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.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal and the Director of Digital Learning, the AHS Library Teacher should possess the following qualifications:

  • DESE license as a library teacher
  • 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.
  • Technology applications and ability to use web tools and integrate Chromebooks into the curriculum


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://andoverma.gov

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