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Emerging Technology Librarian, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

The Emerging Technology Librarian (ETL) leads the Ford Library's efforts to identify, implement, and integrate new technologies to further teaching and learning at Hotchkiss. In addition to being responsible for equipping and developing programming for the iSpace, the ETL bears primary responsibility for technology planning in the Library, working in concert with ITS, the Library Director, and the Assistant Directors to determine near and long term needs. They will play a key role in planning and executing the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire and will serve as the Library's primary support person for the Summer Portals program. The ETL also supports the work of the Assistant Directors and Access Services Librarian in assessing and optimizing the Library's digital platforms.  The Hotchkiss School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Serve as the Library's expert on Educational Technology.
  • Provide instruction to Faculty, Staff, and Students in best practices in technology use.
  • Manage the Library makerspace (the iSpace) and develop related programming.
  • Evaluate emerging technology trends and products and report findings regularly to key stakeholders in the academic departments and administration.
  • Identify opportunities for library technology to be integrated into courses and programs.
  • Collaborate with ITS, Library staff, and others as needed to resolve emergent and ongoing library technology problems.
  • Coordinate with the Access Services Librarian on ongoing usability assessment of electronic resources and Websites.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of library technology to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Manage and work with vendors to enhance technology tools.
  • Produce training materials and instructional coaching to integrate technology in the classroom.
  • Follow professional trends and industry standards; benchmark services against other comparable institutions.
  • Collaborate with Summer Portals staff to support classroom- and library-based learning.
  • Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.
  • Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills.
  • Contribute to the overall maintenance of the library collection.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Library Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, preferably in computer science or a related field; a Master's degree in Library Science or other relevant graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in an academic, school, or public library.
  • A positive attitude and professional demeanor: friendly, diplomatic, adept at customer service.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills.
  • An ability to work independently as well as in a team structure.
  • Attention to detail and precision.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and office productivity software.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and academically motivated adolescent patrons, in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Preferred: experience in Website design, data science, social media outreach, and/or familiarity with ISTE Technology Facilitation Standards.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
  •  Repetitive (keyboard) motion
  • Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching
  • Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs)
  • Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks
  • Regularly stands for long periods
  • Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

Apply at http://bit.ly/2pmahN4.

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Librarian, St. Luke's School, New Canaan, CT

2018-19​ ​Job​ ​Opening:​ ​Full-Time​ ​Middle​ ​School​ ​Librarian

St. Luke's School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Middle School Librarian to join us in opening a new two-story, 36,000 sq. ft. wing for Library, Humanities and Art in September 2018. We hope to add a dynamic, collaborative Library professional to help manage abundant resources including a carefully curated print collection, more than 200k e-books, a Discovery catalog and a robust suite of databases. The new Library includes 2 dedicated instructional classrooms, breakout space, and an adjacent cafe, and will continue to serve as the academic heart of the school, providing opportunities for collaboration, creativity and camaraderie.

Primary​ ​Job​ ​Responsibilities:

  • Implement a comprehensive Information Literacy curriculum in the Middle School.
  • Create, expand, or redesign grade-level-targeted programs and/or classes to ensure delivery of Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship instruction to all Middle School students.
  • Work with Middle School Division and Department leadership to align existing resources and practices with a Recreational Reading Philosophy.
  • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching a plus).
  • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
  • Assist with supervisory duties, study hall proctoring, and chaperoning.

Key​ ​Skills​ ​and​ ​Qualities:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in-process required.
  • Inspiring, positive, flexible, and collaborative
  • Self-starter that enjoys working independently
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging, and working with library technology, especially LibGuides
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understands the needs of and takes enjoyment in working with adolescents
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined below.

St. Luke's attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke's and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke's offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke's prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org and Elizabeth Nelson, Library Director, at nelsone@stlukesct.org.

St. Luke's School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

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Library Office Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY OFFICE ASSISTANT

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Office Assistant. Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience working with young people.

 

The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Coordinating the donation program
  • Maintaining and creating displays
  • Maintaining and replenishing office, printer, and library processing supplies

This a part-time position during the academic year from January 4, 2018 through June 14, and resuming in late August of 2018. The Library Office Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings when school is in session from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events, and holidays are anticipated. The Library Assistant reports to the Library Director.

 

Candidates should have administrative experience, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls. Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs. 

 

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

 

Candidates may apply through the school website: http://www.danahall.org/about-us/Job_Opportunities/index.aspx

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Library Assistant, Brooks School, North Andover, MA

Available Position

Part-time Library Assistant

The part-time library assistant works 16 hours a week during the academic year (30 weeks.) Hours will include a combination of morning, day, and evening hours. This position supports the Library Director and assists students, faculty, staff and community members with all library services including circulation, basic reference, and technology support.

Essential Functions  

  • Assist students/faculty/others with checking items in and out as well as helping locate resources in online catalog, library databases, and web products.
  • Assist patrons with and troubleshoot, as needed, all library equipment and applications
  • Receive and process new materials
  • Shelving of materials
  • Help create material lists for research guides
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Other clerical and library duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and proven library work experience as wells as comfort working with computers, mobile devices, social media and applications. The Library Assistant must genuinely enjoy working with high school aged students and be comfortable working alone.  Knowledge of automated library systems, the Dewey Decimal System, and library research guides is required. Candidate must have means of transportation. The school is not near mass transit.

Physical Qualifications

The Library Assistant must have the following physical qualifications:

  • Ability to sit at circulation desk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly move throughout large building.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

 

To Apply

This is a non-benefitted staff position. Hourly wage is $14. Please submit cover letter and resume by December 15th to Library Director Ann Massoth at amassoth@brooksschool.org

No phone calls.

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Substitute Librarian, Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

Longterm Substitute Position - Librarian - Boston Latin School, Boston Public Schools
The Keefe Library at Boston Latin School is looking for a longterm substitute starting on Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, February 16. We are a busy library in a grade 7-12 exam school in the Boston Public School system. BLS is located on Avenue Louis Pasteur next door to Simmons College. Library hours are 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. with the two librarians alternating opening and closing each day.
Previous experience working in a school, teacher license and/or Sub Skills Basic Training Course online at www.STEDI.org are required.
 
Interested candidates should email Deeth Ellis (dellis@bostonpublicschools.org)  by December 4, 2017.  Click these links to read the job description on BPS TalentEd and find out about the process for becoming a substitute at BPS.

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Library Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools, Wakefield, MA

LOCATION: Greenwood/Walton

SALARY: Per Contract

QUALIFICATION Mass DESE Certification in Library media

DUTIES​ ​& ​ RESPONSIBILITES: See Job Description

CLOSING​ ​ ​DATE: Open until filled

STARTING​ ​ ​DATE: September 1, 2017

RESUMES​ ​TO​ ​BE​ ​FORWARDED​ ​TO: Jeff​ ​Weiner,​ ​Technology​ ​Director Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools 60​ ​Farm​ ​Street Wakefield,​ ​MA​ ​01880

The​ ​Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​are​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prevention​ ​of​ ​harassment​ ​and discrimination​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​sex,​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​ethnicity/national​ ​origin,​ ​religion,​ ​age, handicap/disability,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​physical​ ​appearance,​ ​and​ ​physical/mental​ ​capacity.

Position​ ​Title: Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist/Technology​ ​Integration​ ​Coach

Department: Greenwood-Walton​ ​Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist

Reports​ ​to: Deb​ ​Collura,​ ​Principal Definition

The LMS job description includes information cited from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as well as standards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Qualifications/Experience

At least 2-3 years' work experience in a school library as a Library Media Specialist or a Technology Integration Specialist. Experience as a classroom teacher is a plus.

Certification Mass DESE Certification in Library Media

ESSENTIAL​ ​DUTIES​ ​AND​ ​RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school Learning Commons
  • Submit annual budget proposal for print, digital, and subscription resources that meet curriculum needs and supports classroom integration
  • Collaborate with the principal and school community to set a vision for the Learning Commons and its effective use
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to developing and curating the Learning Commons collection to support state curriculum standards. This includes all digital and print media and research tools.
  • Establish sustainable structures to support teacher peer modeling of research based technology integration strategies, providing opportunity for follow-up and feedback on a regular basis (i.e. teacher to teacher instructional practice observations with debrief)
  • Build the capacity of groups of teachers integrating instructional technology using rigorous curriculum across content areas
  • Serve as a leader and coach by maintaining relationships and supporting the instructional efforts of elementary educators and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use technology to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Facilitates alignment of the library media program with information literacy goals and other school programs
  • Facilitates alignment of technology integration with literacy goals and curriculum frameworks
  • Coordinate and teach lessons that are aligned to digital literacy standards (DLCS) and the American Association of School Librarian standards (AASL). These lessons should model digital citizenship and active student participation through the use of digital tools, student choice, student voice and multimodalities
  • Remain current on contemporary library science and emerging educational technology research and professional development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of student learning needs and differentiation using technology as an instructional tool, including social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Develop and maintain print publications and digital spaces such as blogs, wikis, websites, video channels
  • Partner with the other Library Media Specialists and the Technology Director to maintain a working schedule that supports flexible collaboration with classes, teachers, PLCs, and administration
  • Collaborate, design and present effective professional development workshops at the school and district level for classroom teachers
  • Supports teachers and students with the selection and utilization of digital learning tools for research, and hands-on learning
  • Collaborate with school and district technology team to review, assess, and refine the District Technology Plan
  • Provides support and guidance for all faculty in the areas of library media and technology.
  • Exhibits an outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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