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Middle School Library Media Specialist, North Andover Middle School, North Andover, MA

North Andover Public Schools is seeking an enthusiastic student-centered Library Media Specialist to join our middle school community. The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the school library facilities and included materials. Both collaboratively and independently, the Library Media Specialist provides high-quality programming that promotes literacy, digital citizenship, and the skillful use of technology.

 

For a complete description and to submit an application, please visit this link.

 

 About North Andover Middle School

 North Andover Middle School serves more than 1,000 students and their families in grades 6-8. Our entire faculty and staff work with students to achieve high academic and social standards a well as personal and community responsibility. Personal and academic growth as well as building skills in self advocacy during the middle school years prepares students for high school and beyond. Our learning approach is to offer a balanced instructional program in a team setting that emphasizes academic integrity while making an emotional connection with the students as they continue to develop social skills.

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PreK-12 Director of Libraries and Innovation, Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA

The PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation has core responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of the District's libraries, librarians, and library assistants. Additionally, the Director will play a leading role in the District's innovation efforts and its implementation of the WPS Profile of a Graduate. 


Responsibilities:

Libraries: 

  • Lead, supervise and evaluate librarians and library support staff.
  • Ensure school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the District's Strategic Plan and with District Priorities (e.g. diversity, equity and inclusion, Profile of a Graduate).
  • Prepare and manage the K-12 library budget including work with vendors; negotiate annual subscriptions for resources (e.g. the library catalog, NoodleTools, periodicals, online databases, ebooks).
  • Establish processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed.promote the library program within and beyond the schools/district.
  • Manage the library department's online presence.
  • Collaborate effectively with administrators, department heads, teachers, technology departments, and other stakeholders on developing instructional plans integrated with the library that meet the needs of all students.
  • Keep current with research, technology and innovations related to library services; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.


Innovation:

  • Serve as a forward-thinking educator committed to instructional technology and 21st century success skills.
  • Work with district and school leaders to articulate and support the teaching and learning needed to actualize the WPS Profile of a Graduate competencies.
  • Consider and advocate for when/how the library program can support innovation.
  • Collaborate with administrators, educators and technology specialists to strategically expand our MakerSpaces and integrate the MA Digital Literacy & Computer Science standards into core curricular areas.
  • Take a leading role in the WPS efforts to innovate by supporting and expanding our project-based learning efforts.
  • Plan, lead and promote the activities of the WPS STEAM team.
  • Stay current with trends in the field(s) of innovation, STEM/STEAM, computer science, personalized learning; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions. 


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years elementary, middle or high school library teaching experience
  • Masters of Library Science (preferred)
  • MA administrator license (e.g. Supervisor/Director)
  • Ability to build positive and productive relationships with librarians, teachers, Department Heads, K-12 Directors, Principals and District Leaders
  • Ability to collect and analyze data in order to inform decisions
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards, AASL Standards, and the MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively through presentations, emails, and facilitation of meetings
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience/fluency with Google platform (e.g. Google docs, slides, sheets, forms), digital learning tools, and computer science/coding programs


Work Year: 204 days 


Salary/Benefits: Wellesley Teacher Association Unit B position; salary and benefits established by School Committee Policy.



To Apply:

To view the full position and apply, please view the following link. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Wellesley Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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Upper School Media Lead, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT

Due to the addition of a high school program, Greenwich Country Day School seeks an  Upper School Media Lead, Grades 9-12,  to start August 2019. This is a part-time position intended to work in tandem with the Maker Lead. The Media Lead will build capacity of faculty and students by pushing out to  support all. Successful candidates will possess content and pedagogical expertise and a dedication to collaboration across curriculum. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable.

 

In addition, each GCDS faculty member is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Understands, champions, and implements GCDS Design Principles
  • Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy in and out of the classroom
  • Cultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across difference
  • Sets high expectations for learning, academic achievement and character development
  • Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and academic needs
  • Provides timely feedback to students, and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support in pursuit of each student's learning goals
  • Implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations  
  • Facilitates and designs effective group/collaborative work and productive dialogue among students and teachers
  • Communicates effectively with students/families about classwork, learning goals and student progress
  • Demonstrates content knowledge and expertise; and scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards mastery
  • Ensures that reading and writing are aims across the curriculum and learning design
  • Collaborates and plans actively for learning with teachers and students
  • Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
  • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress; employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress toward mastery
  • Fosters student growth through structured opportunities for reflection, including Student-Led Conferences and Presentations of Learning
  • Provides opportunities for student engagement through "Voice and Choice"
  • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aim
  • Showcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectively

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Educating students and faculty with regard to available and recommended media resources
  • Staying current with the publishing world as well as developments within the media field and sharing and using that knowledge accordingly to bolster our programming
  • Ordering and maintaining inventory of books in our library collection
  • Providing research support and guidance to students
  • Collaborative work with Library colleagues,  interdisciplinary faculty teams, Upper School faculty and staff, and the broader school community

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated professional competency
  • Experience with inquiry-based learning and/or project-based learning
  • A passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
  • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education
  • Capacity to teach multiple disciplines/subject areas
  • Work experience outside of education
  • Mentoring or advising experience (with adolescents)
  • Athletic coaching experience valued and welcome
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences

 

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

 

About Greenwich Country Day School

Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The high school will be on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.

Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a traditional family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school's emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.

GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits; including housing support for academic faculty, a robust professional development program, and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

 

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Middle School Library Media Specialist, Masconomet Middle School, Boxford, MA

Job ID: 3083064

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019 

Posted: April 16, 2019

Starting Date: August 28, 2019

 

Job Description

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

 

The Library Media Specialist should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.

 

The Library Media Specialist will 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 the school district, and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.

 

Requirements

  • Please include Cover Letter, Resume, Letters of Reference, Transcripts, & Certification/License.
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

 

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

 

Masconomet Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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Instruction and Innovation Librarian, The Taft School, Watertown, CT

The Taft School seeks a full-time Instruction and Innovation Librarian for an August 2019 start date. This position will be responsible for overseeing the Library/Information Literacy instruction program and will actively seek opportunities to collaborate with subject teachers.

 

The position will also be charged with leveraging existing and emerging technologies to foster exploration, innovation, creativity, and curiosity in community members. Taft seeks a dynamic librarian who will be an active participant in our academic, co-curricular, athletic, and residential programs. Teaching experience preferred, MLS/MLIS required. 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to the online application at www2.taftschool.org/employment/faculty. Please contact Dean of Faculty Edie Traina (etraina@taftschool.org) with any questions.

 

Founded in 1890, The Taft School is a coeducational boarding school for 590 students in grades nine through post-graduate. Living where they learn, academically talented students from all over the world are guided by an extraordinary faculty on a 220-acre campus in western Connecticut. With the motto "Not to be served but to serve" as a moral foundation, Taft graduates matriculate at our nation's leading colleges and universities. More can be learned about The Taft School at www.taftschool.org.  

 

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Program Director, Tanzania Education Corporation (TEC), Karatu, Tanzania

Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), a Boston-based NGO, has supported the Tumaini Schools in northern Tanzania since 2008. Tumaini Schools operate three private, English-language, non-profit schools with a combined enrollment of 1,100 students. 


Position

TEC is looking for a full-time Program Director to join our team based in Karatu, Tanzania. The main responsibility is to oversee our secondary school  library and teach the students how to use a library. Libraries are rare in Tanzanian and many of our students have never had access to one. In addition, the Program Director will assist the Sponsorship Director  with coordinating and conducting visitor tours, including student groups. This position requires  strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work across all levels of the organization.


Responsibilities

  • Oversee library at Tumaini Senior Secondary School. Train older students and teachers to help with monitoring of library during open hours. 
  • Design and implement reading programs that support slower readers, encourage students to read more challenging books, and generally promote a reading culture at the school.
  • Help teach a graphic novel class and English grammar classes.
  • Assist with a variety of digital platforms that include the TEC website, social media, and email newsletters with goal to increase TEC brand awareness.
  • Work collaboratively with our librarian at the primary school to ensure cohesion and cooperation between the two libraries. Help at the primary school library 1 or 2 days per week. 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in East Africa is a plus.
  • Highly collaborative style; ability to create relationships with staff, volunteers, and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Knowledge of Filemaker Pro software is desirable but not required
  • Sincere commitment to TEC mission


Commitment

Minimum one-year commitment with arrival date in Karatu, Tanzania during Mid-May/June of 2019.


Compensation

  • $500 a month stipend deposited into a US bank account on the last day of every month. TEC views you as an independent contractor and, as a result, you are responsible for all taxes owed (including Social Security, Medicare, federal and state income taxes).
  • Work visa fees paid by TEC.
  • Reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses related to TEC, paid monthly.
  • Rent, utilities (includes internet and a local phone) and housekeeper for a two bedroom house with Western toilet and shower to be shared. Own bedroom. Food is not included.
  • Two one way tickets from your home to Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, not to exceed a total of $2,000 
  • Shared Apple laptop for TEC business; we encourage you to bring your own for personal use.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation excluding June-September
  • Does not include costs of immunizations

 

Contact

If interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to Frank Lee at 

frankdlee001@gmail.com.

 

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Library Media Specialist, St. Joseph Elementary School, Needham, MA

Saint Joseph Elementary School is seeking a full-time MA certified Library Media Specialist. This position provides library media services and lessons to students in Pre-K through grade five while overseeing the daily management and routines of the school library that is accessed by students through 8th grade and staff as well, with the assistance of two library-assigned paraprofessionals (1 FTE).


The candidate needs to have a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. A highly qualified candidate will also hold MA state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.


Please send resume to Charlotte Kelly at ckelly@saintjoes.com

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Library & Media Specialist, Brophy Elementary School, Framingham, MA

Position Summary

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information technology. To guide and support the use of all of the district's technology resources both in and out of the classroom. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology, ethical users of information, and responsible digital citizens. To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information resources. To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning. To align the Library Media Center (LMC) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools' high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  

 

Our Mission

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district's philosophy and goals, is that "all children will learn". Offering an equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.  

 

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

 

Training and Experience

Current and Valid DESE K-12 Library license. Have 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 science. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and students.

 

Skills and Ability

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as memos, safety rules, and procedure manuals
  • To express ideas clearly in written and oral communication; to work as a team member
  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community
  • To embrace a proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs
  • To work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner
  • To perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Committee policies.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

 

Teacher

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design,  teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and  self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
  • Teaches search techniques, including online search engine, database and catalog searching

Leader 

  • Serves on decision-making teams, school improvement, and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Supports teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process by providing professional learning, modeling, and coaching.
  • Benchmarks the Library Media Center (LMC) program to school, state, and national standards
  • Assists in the research, development and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that advance the Library and Technology programs
  • Guides, coaches, and facilitates teachers and administrators in acquiring digital literacy skills
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for the LMC through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the LMC and student achievement
  • Administers the LMC budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library/tech staff and volunteers

Library Media Center Director

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the Library Media Center is an essential part of the learning community
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Develops and maintains print, digital and technological resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Creates and maintains classification systems, cataloging practices, methods of subject access to library holdings, electronic storage of bibliographic/media metadata
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies,
  • Evaluates collection, develops of collection policies and procedures, and analyzes resources in the context of the school culture with attention to the developmental needs of students
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Considers social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents which affect their needs for library materials and services

 

Physical Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.) and maybe asked to operate machinery, tools, or equipment with prior training. The employee should be able to stand, walk and/or push a wheelchair for extended periods of time as well as provide assistance and personal care to students. The employee may be asked to assist with toileting, depending on a student's needs. The employee may be transferred to a different school depending on students' needs and fit in the best interest of children.

 

The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents and other staff members and occasionally must meet multiple demands from several people. While the majority of the workday is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for recess, fire drills, and special activities.  May be exposed to bodily fluids, disease, or pathogens. May receive unintentional injuries from aggressive students.

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

 

Terms of Employment

Covered under Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract.

The District reserves the right to transfer all personnel among buildings on an as needed basis to serve the best interests of all students.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit this link. 

 

*Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Archivist-Librarian, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a co-educational, non-sectarian, rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others.


Nobles seeks an archivist-librarian to begin in May/June 2019. We are searching for a professional who has an MLS from an ALA-accredited school, ideally with a focus on archives or records management or who has commensurate archives experience. Successful candidates will have at least three years of archives and library experience and comfort working with students, employees, and alumni. 

 

This position includes duties in both the library and the archives. The ideal candidate will have a vision to integrate the archives into the daily life of the school, as well as a strong desire to collaborate with the school community.


This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic library department whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching, and developing positive student-teacher relationships and fostering the growth of engaged, ethical citizens and leaders.


Successful candidates will be able to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (athletics, community service, admissions, or performing arts).


People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


To apply, please complete the online application and upload a résumé with cover letter addressed to:


Michael Denning, Head of Upper School
Noble and Greenough School
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

 

Nobles is committed to creating a learning environment that represents diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, background, experience and perspective. Doing so is intrinsic to our mission and improves the educational experience for all.

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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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