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Library/Media Specialist, North Attleboro Public School System, North Attleborough, MA

LIBRARY/ MEDIA SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME

COMMUNITY/FALLS

Submit cover letter along with a resume to:
Human Resources Department
Woodcock Administration Building
6 Morse Street
North Attleborough, MA 02760
e-mail:hrstaff@nattleboro.com
or www.schoolspring.com

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018 

The North Attleboro Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.

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Library Media Specialist, Saugus High School, Saugus, MA

Statement of Duties:
GENERAL:
  • Responsible for the management, planning, development, and functioning of the media program in the building(s) assigned.
  • Participate in the educational process through direct instruction and teamwork with teachers and staff.
  • Provide technical services associated with the operation and maintenance of a media center including equipment, print, and non-print materials.
  • Develop an interesting and stimulating environment that encourages students and teachers to utilize resources in the media center.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Develop the collection to reflect curricular changes and new knowledge.

SPECIFIC:
  • Instruct students and faculty in selecting, using and/or producing media to integrate into the curriculum and facilitate the teaching/learning process.
  • Initiate interaction with students, staff, administration, and the general public for purposes of integrating, promoting, and expanding the media program.
  • Design and implement short and long range plans which allow for a balance among integrated skills instruction, literature appreciation, planning with teachers, and collection management and development.
  • Assemble materials for faculty use to support curriculum.
  • Support technological approaches to the teaching/learning process.
  • Oversees students focus on non-traditional classroom models.
  • Supervises students participating in Credit Recovery.
  • Assist students and faculty with creative use of technology.
  • Establish and carry out, in coordination with the Director of Technology Systems, procedures for effective and efficient selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, accessing, and maintaining materials and equipment.
  • Solicit input from teachers and students in the selection of materials.
  • Maintain an updated collection by weeding obsolete and worn materials from the collection according to district policy.
  • Update and maintain a card catalog and shelf list which accurately reflect the media center collection.
  • Issue updates on the acquisition of new media center materials.
  • Prepare bibliographies as needed.
  • Give book talks and does storytelling.
  • Organize the facility and resources in such a way that they reflect the philosophy and goals of the school and its media program.
  • Supervise circulation of all print/non print materials.
  • Coordinate, train, and supervise a student assistant/volunteer program for routine clerical assistance.
  • Provide direction for library support staff.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for him/herself as well as the school's staff and students.
  • Plan exhibits and programs, collaborates with other Saugus media staff and with the staff of the Saugus Public Library.
  • Schedules use of media center by classes and groups.
  • Schedules use of technology for educational purposes.
  • Carry out assigned non-instructional duties.
  • Function as an active member of the faculty; attends faculty meetings.
  • Participate actively on district and building committees as required or interested.
  • Adhere to established law, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Submit accurate inventories and reports promptly.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Other duties established by the Principal or designee.



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university plus a Master's Degree in Library Science.
  • Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Library Media Specialist.
  • Current experience in a school library media center including resource-based instruction, flexible scheduling, electronic information sources, and automated circulation systems.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualification as the Superintendent of Schools may find appropriate and acceptable.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

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Per Diem Librarian, Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA

Position Available: Glen Urquhart School Per Diem Librarian

Beginning Immediately

Description: Glen Urquhart School, a PK-8 independent day school 40 minutes north of Boston, seeks a Per Diem Librarian to manage new book processing. We seek a dynamic and flexible individual who loves the written word and understands how to engage children in the appreciation of a library. 10-16 hours/month with flexible scheduling. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Qualifications: We seek a librarian who appreciates children's literature, who understands how young people learn, and who can work in a shared and cooperative environment. Candidates should be familiar with library science, book processing, and Destiny software (or be willing to learn). We prefer a candidate with a library science degree and proficiency with library automation. Glen Urquhart School seeks candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the mission and philosophy of the School
  • Cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Maintaining a supportive and engaging environment in the library
  • Meeting with the Assistant Head of School as scheduled

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email with the subject line "Librarian" to gusjobs@gus.org.

Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915

Glen Urquhart School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.

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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 pkirkpatrick@isbos.org

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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:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

BENEFITS:

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

TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL:

  • 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 School--working@kingsley.org

*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 employment@brookwood.edu. 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: employment@aisc.ac.cy

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

Requirements:

  • 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

Librarian

Fenway High School

bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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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

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.  

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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:  hpsjobs@hopkinton.k12.ma.us   

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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