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Secondary Librarian, International School of Boston, Cambridge, MA

The International School of Boston is looking for a Secondary Librarian for its Cambridge campus to begin October 1st , preferably. ISB has a dual-language, French and English, program. 

Our graduates either follow a program leading to the International Baccalaureate or the French Baccalaureate. Therefore, knowledge of French is a plus but not required.

For more information, please or to apply please contact Peggy Kirkpatrick at

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Early Childhood & Elementary Librarian, Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, Kingsley is a premier, independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers a Montessori education tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. Our progressive, inquiry based programs cultivate students' social and academic development, and prepare them to advance successfully to top public and private middle schools. Our core values of knowing every child during their Foundational Decade of Learning and partnering with parents propel students to reach their potential.

Kingsley Montessori School is searching for an innovative school librarian who is eager to be challenged. We seek a talented, energetic, and charismatic educator who is passionate about working with children, from Toddler through Sixth Grade, and their teachers. Our school librarian will be asked to provide vision, leadership, and management of Kingsley's library program. This individual will work closely with the Chief Academic Officer, the Education Directors, and faculty to align the library program with the mission of the school and the school's pedagogy.

The Librarian is a member of the faculty and reports to the Chief Academic Officer and the three Education Directors. The position includes the following responsibilities:


  • BA/BS degree required and an MS in Library and Information Sciences is preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience overseeing a school library program
  • Understanding multi-age learning environments
  • Understanding of and commitment to Montessori philosophy; Montessori credentials earned from American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is not required, but would be a plus Teaching and Curriculum


  • Promote literacy, a love of reading, and an understanding of digital citizenship.
  • Pursue knowledge of current educational theory and practice as it pertains to an early childhood, and elementary school library program
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to enhance curriculum and community
  • Assist students with book selection, creating effective reference questions, and developing research skills
  • Participating in parent teacher conferences once per school year
  • Communicate goals of Kingsley's library program to our families and enlist their help in promoting literacy, good reading habits and a lifelong love of reading
  • Conduct academic classes for all grades. Classes may include teaching research and information literacy skills, conducting book talks, and co-teaching other activities that have been planned with teachers
  • Instruct students, staff, and faculty in the use of online resources, including the library catalog, electronic resources, and internet research
  • Prepare resource lists for faculty and students, and pull resources to support specific units.
  • Protect users' access and confidentiality

Program Administration:

Ensure that Kingsley's collection is well-maintained and current through evaluation and selection of print, non-print, and electronic sources; and that proper cataloging, circulation, and shelving procedures are followed

  • Oversee the selection of materials based on curricular needs, reviews, areas of high need, and requests from faculty and students, while assuring that diversity is reflected in the library collection
  • Maintain the Library class pages, and the Library resource board on Kingsley's website, to organize and provide access to web-based library and other resources
  • Organize and supervise Kingsley's Book Fair and parent volunteers for this event
  • Manage the library budget and set long-term goals regarding program and budget
  • Represent Kingsley and attend local meetings of outside library associations, such as the Greater Boston Cooperative Library Association (CLA) and the Elementary Independent School Librarians Association (EISLA), and/or serve on reading list or other committees as interest and time allow
  • Promote compliance with copyright law


  • Competitive, independent school salaries
  • Matching 403b plan
  • Extensive, professional development opportunities
  • Qualified transportation program
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for eligible employees seeking Montessori Certifications


  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and library education (if not Montessori trained, then a rationale for why a desire to join Montessori)
  • A current resume
  • An educational statement

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: Karen Diamond, Assistant to the Head of

*electronic file names must be in the following format:

FirstName LastName Cover Letter Year

FirstName LastName Resume Year

FirstName LastName Educational Statement

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School Librarian, Brookwood School, Manchester, MA

Brookwood School

Title: School Librarian (part-time)

Date: August 2018

About Brookwood

Brookwood School is a PreK-8 independent school with 350 students located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus in Manchester, MA along the coastline of the North Shore of Boston.

Brookwood is a warm, child-centered community with an extraordinary commitment to both the development of the mind and the development of the self. Through a purposeful balance of challenge, encouragement, and opportunity for appropriate risk-taking, the School fosters lifelong habits of inquiry, critical thinking, creativity, and scholarship, just as it instills a healthy sense of self, a flexible mindset, and a deep respect for the dignity of others. Ultimately, Brookwood strives to graduate academically accomplished individuals of conscience, character, compassion, and cultural competence. It also offers a playful, collaborative work environment of more than 90 faculty and staff who go the extra mile to do what is best for kids.

At Brookwood, kids come first--not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Because when kids skip down hallways, learn with curiosity, think deeply, and take risks, they confidently walk into whatever's next.

Brookwood is seeking a part-time School Librarian​. The position is a part-time appointment for the 2018-2019 school year with the option to apply for a permanent full-time position for the following school year.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to think creatively about best practices in new and emerging learning applications, digital content, and research models for the elementary aged students at Brookwood. Reporting to the Library Director, the School Librarian will play an important role in developing content for the library website, maintaining bibliographic quality in the library collections, and performing some teaching responsibilities.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Currently enrolled and/or completed a Masters in Library and Information Science from an accredited program with a School Library Teacher concentration preferred
  • Ability to be a positive and enthusiastic advocate for the library program
  • Information literacy skills for children and adolescents
  • Knowledge of children's and young adult literature and a familiarity with an active school library
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and institutional judgment. Ability to collaborate easily with multiple departments and personnel
  • Strong writing, editing, and problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Experience with Library applications, LibGuides, Google Docs, Excel, iMovie, iPad apps, and other presentation applications
  • Creative self-starter and finisher with a sense of humor

This is an hourly, part-time position (16 hours per week).

Applicants please email cover letter, résumé, and references to Sheila Geraty, Library Director at Please include "Librarian" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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K-12 Library/Media Role, American International School in Cyprus, Kasou, Nicosia, Cyprus

Start date: August 2018 - immediately

Status: Full Time Position

Apply to:

Description of the Role:

Highly Effective - Planning

A highly effective teacher librarian develops effective plans for the library program. Annual review of school focus goals, library data and collaborative input from the school community is part of developing a plan of action for continuous quality improvement

Highly Effective - Instructional Specialist

The highly effective teacher librarian designs and implements lessons and assessments that meaningfully integrate 21st Century Learning Standards, American Library Association Academic Standards, and digital literacy skills through direct instruction and collaboration with content teachers

Highly Effective - Leadership

As a leader, the highly effective teacher librarian promotes collaboration and creative problem solving. The teacher librarian influences staff and students to embrace a growth mindset by demonstrating lifelong learning in practice

Highly Effective - Library Environment

The highly effective teacher librarian establishes a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students. The school library space is open, warm welcoming; it is flexibly designed to meet a wide variety of needs as well as to foster learning and curiosity

Highly Effective - Library Management

The highly effective school library and library staff believes that print, multimedia, and electronic materials are core ingredients for building a foundation for literacy, reading pleasure, and research skills. A strong collection:

  1. includes professionally selected print and digital resources that are easily accessible, align to curriculum, foster independent reading needs, and reflect diverse points of view; and
  2. is regularly weeded to create a viable and current collection, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing environment that facilitates and encourages users to select relevant materials


  • Undergraduate Degree in Education; Master's in Library Science (MLS) - or Similar
  • Native/Near Native English Speaker
  • Two years K-12 Library Teaching/Information and Research Literacy

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School, Boston, MA

Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA


This is a bustling library in a recently renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment - you do not have to be in the SLTP program.


Role: The Library Assistant manages the busy school library during the after school period, which means everything from helping with homework, to managing the volume of the room, to troubleshooting computer issues.



  • Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present

  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials

  • Assisting students with database/technology questions

  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials

  • Shelving books

  • Keeping the library clean and orderly

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Desire to work with teens

  • Passion for reading/talking about books

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary


Pay: $14 per hour


Hours: 5 hours per week, consisting of Tuesday afternoons from 2-5pm and Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm. Additional hours may be available to cover for librarian absences, along with an opportunity for more hours in January.


Start Date: Sept. 11


Please email your resume and letter of interest by August 29 to:

Bonnie McBride


Fenway High School

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Elementary Library/Media Specialist, Elmwood & Marathon Schools, Hopkinton, MA

Job Posting # 19-05

Opening Date: July 9, 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


TITLE: Elementary Library/Media Specialist

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time (1.0); 2018-2019 school year; salary commensurate with experience and education

 LOCATION: Elmwood & Marathon Schools; Hopkinton, Massachusetts

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates


The Library/Media Specialist provides all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.  The Library/Media Specialist reports to the principal(s), and directs Library/Media Assistant(s), if assigned.



Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Operates and supervises the media center which assigned;
  2. Prepares and administers the media center budget, and evaluates, selects, and requisitions new media center materials;
  3. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, makes media center materials available to supplement the instructional program, and works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources;
  4. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials and instructs teachers and students on use of the system;
  5. Teaches classes in library, media, and research skills as assigned by the Principal, and presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher;
  6. Counsels with, and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests, and helps students to develop habits of independent reference work;
  7. Shares responsibility for accomplishing the goals and priorities of his/her grade/team/department, building and school district, attending all faculty and committee meetings as required, and district-wide committees as needed;
  8. Other duties, as assigned.


To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:

  1. Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Library by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, to include Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement;
  2. Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred, from an accredited college or university, in Library Science or a related field;
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults;
  4. Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
  5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state certification requirements.  



To be considered for this vacancy, please reference only job posting #19-05 and your last name (as, #19-05 Jones) in the subject line, and submit:

  1. Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
  2. Resume, which should contain copies of applicable license/certification information;  
  3. Three letters of reference;
  4. All college transcripts; and
  5. The contact information for three additional professional references.


Submit the above required information to:   

Please note: this address is for application materials only.  E-mail is our preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by mail, please send the required items to:

Human Resources (Job Vacancy #19-05)

Hopkinton Public Schools

89 Hayden Rowe

Hopkinton, MA 01748


Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The Hopkinton Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. The Hopkinton Public School district is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace.  The school system's educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

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Library/Media Teacher, Clarke & Hadley Elementary Schools, Swampscott, MA

Libray/Media Teacher

Swampscott Public Schools - Clarke and Hadley Elementary Schools
2018-19 School Year
Start Date: August 27, 2018
Job Description:
  • Teaching experience integrating technology and curriculum
  • Experience with multimedia tools (SmartBoard, projection systems, digital cameras, etc.)
  • Experience with G Suite for Education and MS Office
  • Working knowledge of MAC computers and software, Chromebooks, and iPads (DoInk!, Explain Everything, Scratch, and other apps for creating)
  • Proficient searching library databases and web for information
  • Join with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.  
  • Empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.  
  • Create an environment that is conducive to active, participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff.    
  • Collaborate with teachers to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking.  
  • Participate in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction.  
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies.  
  • Share with the school community collaboratively developed and up-to-date district policies concerning issues such as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy and acceptable use.  
Additional Skills/Qualifications:
  • DESE Certification - Library All Levels 
  • Willingness to travel among schools to work with other Library Media Specialists for training and collaboration 
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving skills 
  • Motivated to grow with this position 
Please apply on and include a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, certification, and three letters of reference.

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Library Teacher, Mulready Elementary, Hudson, MA

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Technology and elementary Principals the Elementary Library/Media Specialist 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.
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Technology applications and ability to use web tools 



  • Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy appropriate for elementary students.
  • 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.
  • Creates Makerspace areas to extend student learning opportunities.

For more information, click here.

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Multiple Positions, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

There are two openings for a library teacher. 

Newton Public Schools is seeking a library teacher for the 2018-2019 school year (9/1/18-6/30/18). The library teacher will be responsible for instruction and school library management at two schools (.5 in each school). Interested candidates should apply via Newton Public School website (Human Resources -Employment)


  • Appropriate DESE licensure required
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer experience



  • Current Library Media Certification or enrollment in a program for MA Department of Education Certification as K-12 Library Teacher
  • Familiarity with the organization and administration of a school library program
  • Ability to analyze existing library collection and develop purchasing plan based on current children's literature publishing trends
  • Content knowledge & ability to evaluate and select digital tools & applications to use within the library setting with and by students in compliance with CIPA and COPPA guidelines
  • Prior experience in libraries and elementary schools preferred but not required

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops inquiry lessons that engage students in thinking critically and in applying information literacy skills
  • Instructs students in developing basic and advanced searching skills within the online catalog and elementary databases in a manner developmentally appropriate to grade level
  • Designs & deliver instruction that is developmentally appropriate for the academic, social, emotional and cultural abilities of all students
  • Makes outreach to teaching staff to align library instruction with classroom curriculum building research skills
  • Uses knowledge of children's literature to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Ability to administer a school library including managing an online circulation system (Destiny) and maintaining the school library website

While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch. The teacher is periodically required to stand; while talking and listening. The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry. 

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