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Upper School Digital Scholarship Librarian, Westminster School, Atlanta, GA

Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. The School was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life.   With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades pre-first through twelfth and 280 faculty, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth--academic, physical, and spiritual.



Job Title:  Upper School Digital Scholarship Librarian

Reports to: Upper School Division Head

Position Status:  This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2019

 

Position Overview

This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School's mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.   

In fulfilling our mission to "develop the whole person for college and for life," Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges.  Westminster teachers are more than academic experts, serving as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.

Specific to this position, the Carlyle Fraser Library serves a population of 850 students and 100 faculty. The Digital Scholarship Librarian is a highly collaborative position that directly supports faculty and student's use of digital tools in conjunction with the Upper School library program. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary digital scholarship practices and comfortable with experimentation.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with library experience)
  • Previous library instruction or teaching experience helpful
  • Experience with digital scholarship initiatives
  • Knowledge of contemporary digital scholarship practices

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Requisite Skills:

Interpersonal

  • Flexible, team-oriented, welcomes challenges, desires to learn and grow
  • Ability to develop good, working relationships with all members of the Westminster community: students, faculty/staff and parents
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and other librarians
  • Willingness to participate in the greater Westminster community through the involvement in extracurricular advisement, coaching, sponsorship, and/or community service
  • A good sense of humor and enjoyment of working with young people

Professional

  • Ability to make interdisciplinary connections in the curriculum and to partner with faculty in designing curriculum
  • Ability to work independently and with a variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly
  • Knowledge of information ethics and copyright issues
  • Knowledge of 21st century learners            

Technological

  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems preferred
  • Experience using tools for web authoring, social media, and online collaboration to promote library services and collections, Libapps experience preferred
  • Technical expertise with digital scholarship tools especially in data visualization, digital storytelling, geographic information systems and digital project management
  • Willingness to experiment with, learn, and teach new technologies,
  • Proactive in providing instructional workshops

In addition to experience and a strong educational background, successful candidates demonstrate a love of working with children, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment.

 

Physical Demands

Ability to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; sitting and standing for long periods of time; ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.

 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

Equal employment opportunity statement

Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster's policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Librarian (50% FTE), Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 520 students (PreK - 8) and 90 faculty members, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes interdisciplinary content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum in Grades 3 - 8. The gradehead teachers are responsible for teaching the Central Subject study and these teachers also develop strong relationships with students in their homeroom.

 

Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions. The school's program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.

 

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school's commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrated interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

 

Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for our students, faculty, and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, readers' advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of over 30,000 books and audio-visual materials.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Library team to teach Beginners through 8th grade
  • Build collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and apprentices
  • Readers' advisory for entire community
  • Update and maintain curriculum maps on Shady Hill's Atlas curriculum mapping system
  • Circulation desk duties and various library administrative duties
  • Assist with general collection maintenance and processing of new books
  • Work with parent volunteers
  • Attend planning meetings in September and June and other faculty and department meetings as scheduled
  • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties (lunch, recess, dismissal, etc.)
  • Regular attendance at school as required by your schedule to meet your classes and to fulfill your other duties when school is in session is required

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with library systems
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a busy library
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible thinking and excellent multitasking capabilities
  • Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle School experience preferred
  • Employ multicultural and anti-bias teaching strategies that reflect cultural competence
  • Use multicultural materials and resources
  • Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study and travel grants.
  • M.L.S. or M.Ed degree preferred

 

Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson.  A writing sample and college transcripts are also required. Annual salary for faculty is determined according to a step scale commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: apply@shs.org.  Please be sure to include "Part-Time Librarian" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

For a description of the school, refer to: www.shs.org. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off.

 

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Librarian for Grades VI-VIII (3-Month Maternity Coverage), The Park School, Brookline, MA

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship, and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth, and to become contributing members of the community.



At the Park

School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs. The Park School Library holds a central and valued place within the school as a busy site for interdisciplinary learning and the exploration of ideas. The librarians are committed to developing a collection of diverse materials; creating a welcoming, inspiring community space; and continually seeking and sharing new knowledge in the education and information fields. The Upper Division Librarian reports to the Head Librarian. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work, strong teaching skills, a sense of mission about the future of libraries, and experience with academic technology integration.



Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Relevant work experience with school-aged children
  • Demonstrated understanding of libraries
  • Demonstrated understanding of current best practices in research skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community


Application Information

  • Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, a 1-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references (optional).
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
  • The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

 

 

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Library Science Intern, Bridge Boston Charter School, Roxbury, MA

Bridge Boston Charter School is a PreK-7th grade public charter school in Roxbury with a rich school library program run by a dedicated team of part-time volunteers. We recently purchased our first cataloging system, OPALS, and are seeking an intern with a library science background to support the cataloging work. 


Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with volunteer team to establish standards for how to catalog and shelve different types of books
  • Accurately input data about books into electronic catalog system, including finding an F&P reading level and adding relevant keywords
  • Apply spine labels and barcodes
  • Shelve books
  • Support volunteer library team in learning how to use electronic system to circulate books

Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Library & Information Science major strongly preferred  
  • Experience with cataloging software - OPALS experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Experience training volunteers or staff
 
Please apply through the Simmons student work-study page: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2492752 (or search for "#2492752 Library Science Intern"). All questions may be directed to Alison Tyler, Data Specialist, at atyler@bridgebostoncs.org

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IB Librarian, American School Foundation of Chiapas, A.C., Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

The American School Foundation of Chiapas, A.C. is looking for passionate and professional full-time 21st Century Librarian and teaching positions. We are interested in people who have a genuine interest education, who value their work as a profession, not a pastime, and who have a Bachelor's Degree or higher (preferably in Education) and/or a State Teaching Certificate, ideally with at least two years teaching experience. International teaching experience or IB experience is preferred!

 

21st Century Librarian: 

Proven teaching ability, experience in digital media literacies, Bilingual in English and Spanish, strong interpersonal skills, pedagogical leader, creative hub for the school, and a lover of reading! 

Responsible for: 

  • Making the Library "The heart of the school"! 
  • Promoting literacy school wide and making the Library an exciting place to be!
  • Being a pedagogical leader in the school and communicating with the school leadership (PLT)
  • Committing to building the school's literacy program K-12.
  • Supporting others in collaborative planning by providing inquiry resources from the library.
  • Ensuring literacy standards for implementation are understood, and that the programme is planned, taught and assessed collaboratively.
  • The development and implementation of the program.
  • Organizing, up keeping and promoting all library resources.
  • Teaching students and teachers courses and/or workshops that improve their literacy proficiencies.
  • Promoting multicultural skills that promote international mindedness as an inquiry support in both English and Spanish.
  • Being a creative and fun educator that is approachable!

We hope and believe you are out there! 

 

Please check full description of an IB librarian at: http://www.ibo.org/ib-world-archive/may-2011-issue-62/between-the-pages/

 

Contract details: 

We offer a two year contract; starting March or August 2019 (it can be extended after two years) 

  • 8 hour work day 
  • Private and National Health insurance
  • Housing at American School Residencies (Free WiFi, Swimming Pool, General areas, gym)
  • 5 (five) weeks or more paid vacation each year
  • Salary: Commensurate to experience and best paid standards for the Region.
  • Round-trip airfare per year!
  • Airport pickup
  • VISA processing fees and costs
  • Statutory holidays (Mexican holiday calendar)
  • International Baccalaureate Courses and/or other PD opportunities
  • We are part of the Mexican National Association of IB Schools IBAMEX.

 

About the American School Foundation of Chiapas: 

We offer a rich educational program, structured upon well-established curriculum guidelines from the Mexican Ministry of Education and the IB Primary Years Program. As an IB World School, we ensure a safe and thoughtful environment in which students are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. We value constructivism and Multiple Intelligences as important components of the teaching/learning process. At the American School, we promote a cooperative and friendly work environment. We believe strongly in the importance of reflection, inquiry, and professional development. 

We believe we teach our students to Live, Love and Learn! All learning at ASFC must exemplify our 5 Pillars: International Mindedness, Caring & Collaborative, Principled Communicators, Environmentally Cultured, Creative & Critical Thinkers; all within the framework of community values.

 

Location: 

The American School is situated in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of the beautiful state of Chiapas. Tuxtla is a fast growing, bustling city, alive with the vivid colors and energy of Mexico. Not far from the city are mountains, canyons, beaches, pyramids, and the ocean, just waiting to be explored. Tuxtla Gutiérrez offers delightful sunny weather all year round, delicious culinary flavors, and a culture rich in history and tradition. Here you can combine the security of access to familiar amenities with the excitement of living abroad in a Spanish-speaking community.

 

Housing: 

Start working in a friendly professional atmosphere with housing accommodations that include: 2-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living room and dinning room, and full bathroom; air conditioning, swimming pool, recreation area, laundry room, small gym, security, free Wi-Fi, in school grounds and private neighborhood.

 

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a current CV (including photo) via email to: talentrecruitment@americanschool.edu.mx

Once all documents have been received, we will contact you by phone or email to arrange an interview.

Please note: to apply for a visa, applicants will need to present a recently apostilled degree.
For more information, please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASFCH/
Our website (updating soon) www.americanschool.edu.mx
School grounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOmxa0NojJM
School videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsz9AqYTaLM
https://www.facebook.com/ASFCH/videos/1454684811229750/
Chiapas Experience tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chLDuTLFauM 

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Library Media Specialist, Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools, Acton, MA

Position Type: Elementary School/Library Media Specialist

Location: Merriam Elementary School

Available Date: 8/26/2019

Closing Date: 03/29/2019


Salary: Per A.B.E.A. Contract


Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the operation of the Merriam School Library.
  • Supporting library curriculum development and implementation.
  • Teaching research skills.


Application Procedure: 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

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(2) Secondary Librarians, Buckingham Browne & Noble, Cambridge, MA

BB&N is seeking two Librarians, one for the Upper School and one for the Middle School.


Job Goals: 

  • To ensure that students, faculty, 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 
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information 
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness 
  • To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program 



Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have 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 accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.) A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

I. Leader

As a leader the school librarian creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The school librarian is an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel that they are important members of a team. Strong leaders foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. They anticipate future obstacles and continually retool to meet challenges. 

The school librarian demonstrates their role as a visible and active leader within the school community, an advocate for the SLP, and a professional member of the school library team by: 

  • Serving on decision making teams in the school 
  • Taking an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities 
  • Benchmarking the SLP to school, cohort, state, and national program standards 
  • Sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and board meetings
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff 
  • Sharing with the learning community collaboratively developed and up-to-date policies concerning such issues as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, and acceptable use 
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community 
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the SLP and student achievement 
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations 
  • Remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs 
  • Advocating for school library programs and the guiding principles of the school library profession; 

The school librarian is an active, accessible, and informed proponent of the school library profession by: 

  • Advocating, communicating, and promoting opportunities to improve the profession 
  • Maintaining frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and library website, parent newsletter, e-mail, and other formats, such as local cable access television, video/audio streaming, and on-demand video/podcasts 
  • Using local, state, national, and international school library data and research to engage support 
  • Writing articles and submitting regular reports providing evidence of what the library and school librarian do to prepare learners to be successful in the twenty-first century
  • Maintaining an effective public relations program 
  • Demonstrating a commitment to maintaining intellectual freedom by promoting the ethical use of information 



II. Instructional Partner

As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers, academic technologists, and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by: 

  • Participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and all-school level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners 
  • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking 
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities 
  • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning 
  • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for and with all faculty and staff, including other school librarians 
  • Supporting school programs such as global education and educational technology initiatives as an active partner with leaders of those programs, and using library space and resources to advance shared goals



III. Information Specialist 

As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by: 

  • Developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Cooperating and networking with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school 
  • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies 
  • Evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services 
  • Providing guidance in software and hardware evaluation, and developing processes for such evaluation 
  • Understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same 
  • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use 



IV. Teacher 

As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 

The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in: 

  • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure 
  • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes 
  • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge 
  • Embracing the world of information and all its formats 
  • Working with peers in successful collaboration for learning 
  • constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers 
  • becoming their own best critics 



V. Program Administrator 

As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by: 

  • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program 
  • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school long-range strategic plans 
  • Ensuring that the library is an inclusive place for everyone in our diverse student body
  • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives 
  • Using evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning 
  • Generating evidence in practice that demonstrates efficacy and relevance of the school library instructional program
  • Conducting ongoing action research and evaluation that creates data that is used to inform continuous program improvement 
  • Supervising and evaluating support staff, which may include volunteers, and student assistants 
  • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals 
  • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed 
  • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning 
  • Selecting and using effective technological applications for management purposes 
  • Participating in the recruiting, hiring, and training of educational library assistants, students, and volunteer staff 



V. Community Member/Advisor

As a fully integrated Community Member, the school librarian will be involved in the School's Community Events and serve on an Advisor Team as an advisor to a small group of students. 



About BB&N:

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience.  At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N's mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

 

To Apply: 

Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunities to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List as a single combined document.

 

Contact Information: 

Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.) 

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

 

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Volunteer Assistant Librarians, Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School, Roxbury, MA

The Edna V. Bynoe Library at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School is looking for Assistant Librarians. The school has a student body of almost 1000 children, all of whom visit the beautiful library on a weekly basis. Kids in grades K-3 have scheduled classes, which consist of read-alouds and choosing books. The older kids visit the library with their teachers or on their own. The library is never empty. There is a constant buzz (we're working on making it a quiet buzz) of activity and excitement. Consequently, there are myriad tasks that need to be done, and you will be helping the librarian complete these tasks. 


Responsibilities:

  • Re-shelve books
  • Check books in
  • Check books out
  • Set up book displays


If you would like to take on these responsibilities, you may, but they are not required:

  • Communicate with teachers about resources they need and acquire those resources
  • Engage in reading advisory conversations with students
  • Learn the Polaris system to catalog books



If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Erica Pastor, Orchard Gardens Librarian, at epastor2@bostonpublicschools.org

 

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Lower School Librarian, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Brimmer and May School seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative librarian for the Lower School (grades PK-5) to support the school in its mission of developing "informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community." This librarian will fulfill a variety of roles to ensure that students are effectively accessing and using information and technology, and serve as director of the Design Lab in the library. The position to reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Head.

 

Research Instruction Expert

  • Foster collaboration with teachers to instruct students in all matters related to research and inquiry, citation, information gathering, evaluation, and synthesis.
  • Integrate the Brimmer and May Research Scope and Sequence into instruction. Resource and Literature Guide
  • Have a passion for and current knowledge of children's literature and be able to inspire that in others.
  • Demonstrated experience building and navigating a library collection consisting of up to date digital and print resources.
  • Enthusiasm for the curation and teaching of digital resources.
  • Have a thorough understanding of library management. Technical and Pedagogical expertise:
  • Lead, model, and coach the use of effectively integrated technology skills in a 1:1 iPad environment.
  • Internal consultant for curriculum planning and instruction as pertains to information literacy and technology, provide back up technical support to teachers when possible.
  • Comfort with and enthusiasm for the maker movement and vision to incorporate it into the curriculum, serve as 3D printer support person.

Team Player:

  • Strong ability to communicate and work collaboratively with faculty, students, parent volunteers, administrators, library director, technology department, and other leaders of the Design Lab.
  • Keen problem solving skills and creativity, willingness to try new things.
  • Ability to coordinate the Design Lab space and materials, collaborate with teachers who use it, and facilitate communication for the space. 


 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
  • Prior experience facilitating makerspace activities and/or professional development focused on the maker movement preferred.


Please send resume and cover letter to Megan Dolan, Director of Libraries, at MDolan@brimmer.org.

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Primary and Kinder Librarian, Humanitree, Mexico City, Mexico

Due to continued expansion Humanitree is seeking to employ an  innovative, creative and experienced Primary and Kinder Librarian to start in August 2019.

About the School:

Humanitree is a prestigious new paradigm in education, located in the heart of Mexico City, which gives students a unique preparation for life. We offer child-centred learning, which is enquiry based and supported by cutting edge ICT. At Humanitree we believe in creating an inspiring, engaging and fun educational environment. Small class sizes of 16 children allow for an individual and personalized education for each child.

 

All applying librarians should:

  • Be fully qualified/experienced librarians.
  • Have at least 2 years of full time school library experience.
  • Have a genuine love of young children's reading.
  • Be innovative.
  • Be a positive role model for students and faculty.
  • Be lifelong learners.
  • Use instructional technology.
  • Have knowledge and experience of library management.
  • Knowledge of phonics and literacy at kinder and primary level.
  • Have a collegial and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Take an active role in their own professional development.

 

Humanitree offers:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovative, creative and child centred learning environment.
  • Small class sizes that allow teachers to engage on a deeper level with children and the curriculum.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Flight allowance
  • Private medical and life insurance
  • Housing allowance
  • Continuous professional development.
  • Good work/life balance.

 

Application process:

To complete the online application form, please visit the application portal and click the "Apply Now" button.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 31st January 2019. 

Initial, first stage Skype interviews will take place on a rolling basis for short-listed candidates and early applications are encouraged. Final stage face-to-face interviews will take place in London between Monday 4th - Friday 8th February. Final stage Skype interviews will be arranged for non-UK based applicants.

 

Safeguarding:

Humanitree is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check or local equivalent prior to taking up any offer of employment.

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