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Library Teacher, Mulready Elementary, Hudson, MA

Qualifications: 
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 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • 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.

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Upper School Librarian, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.

In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language). 

The position is an interim appointment for the 2018-19 school year with the option to apply for a permanent position.

The librarian is a member of the faculty, and reports to the Division Head and the Director of Library Services. The position includes five roles of responsibility: 

  • Information Specialist:​ instructs students, staff and faculty in the use of online resources, including the discovery search system, library catalog, electronic resources and Internet research; prepares LibGuide resource pages, and provides resources to support specific units; protects the users' access and confidentiality. 
  • Teacher:​ delivers information literacy skills to students for various projects throughout the year in classes and 1-1 student consultations; conducts reader's advisory with students based on a knowledge of young adult literature, publishing trends, and authors and maintains familiarity with YA literature through regular reading and use of reviewing tools; takes an active role in encouraging appropriate student behavior in the library, while creating and sustaining a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
  • Instructional Consultant:​ collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy in classroom curricula; pursues knowledge of current educational theory and practice.
  • Program Administrator​: ensures the collection is well-maintained and current through evaluation and selection of print, non-print and electronic sources; regularly weeds outdated materials; selects materials based on curricular needs, reviews, areas of high need, and requests from faculty and students; catalogs materials; keeps necessary library records, such as usage statistics; maintains online catalog and patron records; manages the Upper School library book budget in cooperation with the Director of Libraries; assists in the development and implementation of library policies and procedures; sets long- and short-term goals regarding the program and budget.
  • Member of the Community: ​participates fully as a member of the Upper School faculty and the library team, including faculty and library meetings; helps maintain a positive library environment and school morale. 

Qualifications​: A stellar candidate will be flexible, tenacious, and innovative, while possessing a passion for working with teenagers. The candidate will have a love of YA literature and technological innovation, strong communication and organization skills, the ability to prioritize work obligations, and the capability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution required; ideally, the librarian also has some experience as a college or school librarian or as a classroom teacher. Some knowledge of Friends (Quaker) education, and experience with TLC and LibGuides preferred.

Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to Anne Krive, Director of Libraries at library-hiring@mosesbrown.org.

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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)

https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/domain/62

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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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Library Media Specialist, Deerfield Elementary School, Deerfield, MA

  •  MA Library Educator Licensure. 
    • Demonstrated competency in automated library management systems and electronic research.
    • Demonstrated successful teaching in a school library media setting. 

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
  • At least 2 year s of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

For more information, click here.

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Library, Media & Information Specialist, Norwell Middle School, Norwell, MA

Norwell Public Schools has a job opening in September for a Library, Media and Information Specialist in the Norwell Middle School. 

For more information, click here.

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Media Specialist, Troy City School District, Troy, NY

To apply, click here.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

DATE OF POSTING: March 20, 2018

Media Specialist/Library Full-Time Probationary

ASSIGNMENT: District

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2018

SALARY: Salary based on experience and TTA contract

CLOSING DATE: This will be an on-going recruiting process until the position has been filled.

All instructional applications will be accepted through OLAS only http://olasjobs.org/.

In accordance with SAVE Legislation fingerprint supported criminal background check required for selected applicant. 

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Library Media Specialist, Stoneham Public Schools, Stoneham, MA

A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, 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 studies. 

REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Director of Instructional Technology

SUPERVISES: If applicable, paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff and volunteers, student assistants 

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year 

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 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

 

LEADER:

  • serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships (rev. 2/16)
  • advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers.

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

  • 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
  • cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • in cooperation with the front office, maintains the schedule of the library facility

Applicants can contact Principal Chris Banos directly at 781-279-3840 or email cbanos@stonehamschools.org.

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Library Media Specialist, Saint Joseph Elementary School, Needham, MA

Library Media Specialist

Overview:

Saint Joseph Elementary School is seeking a full-time MA certified Library Media Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year. This position provides library media services and lessons to students in grades Pre-K-5 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 2 library-assigned paraprofessionals (1 FTE).

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Reports To: principal

Supervises: 2 assistant librarians who comprise the school library staff and volunteers.

Job Goals: To empower students to be enthusiastic readers and to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program. 

Please send resumes and cover letters to ckelly@saintjoes.com

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Library Media Specialist, Stoneham Central Middle School, Stoneham, MA

A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, 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 studies. 

REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Director of Instructional Technology.

SUPERVISES: If applicable, paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff and volunteers, student assistants.

Please send a cover letter and resume to rcronin@stonehamschools.org.

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year 

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 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 

LEADER:

  • serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers.

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

  • 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
  • cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • in cooperation with the front office, maintains the schedule of the library facility

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Library Media Specialist, Washington Central Supervisory Union #32, Montpelier, VT

Sassy, spirited, and social justice minded teacher-librarian from Central Vermont seeks an innovative, intelligent, and talented co-captain to work aboard a lively school library serving middle and high school students. 
Co-captain requirements include:
  • An understanding of digital and analog technologies (you know your way around both a #hashtag and an HDMI adapter)
  • A love and appreciation for humans aged 12-18
  • An open and approachable personality
  • A sense of humor is a priority
  • A love of reading. Not picky about what genres but a plus if you've recently read some standout YA
  • You not only put the media in Library Media, you put in the multimedia!
  • Fluency in Google Apps and information literacy is expected
Please see the official posting on SchoolSpring to more information and to apply. 
 
For more information about our wonderful library, please visit the U32 Library website.   
 
Position will remain open until filled.

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Library, Media & Information Specialist, Norwell Middle School, Norwell, MA

Norwell Public Schools has a job opening in September for a Library, Media and Information Specialist in the Norwell Middle School. 

For more information, click here.

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Library Media Specialist, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist (Sept. - Dec. 2018) (PS 0478), Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge Public Schools

Overview:

The Library Media Specialist (LMS) works in a team with another professional LMS and a paraprofessional support person to provide library services to the students of a large urban public high school. Information literacy and research skills instruction is provided through collaborative planning and implementation of lessons with classroom teachers. The LMS is an integral member of the faculty and participates in department level curriculum planning.

Under the supervision of the Principal and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district 
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

Roles and Responsibilities

Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as partners in the instructional process to develop and implement research lessons and units that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning through Reader's Advisory, 'book talks' to classes, attractive book displays, online promotion and engaging bibliographies
  • Provides and plans professional development

Leader:

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staff
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains a resource collection appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library
  • Maintains SLP webpage
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property           
  • Provides resources that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Coordinates and supports special events and programs such as: Black History Month speakers, guest authors and illustrators
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher required. State certification as a School Library Media Specialist preferred. Completion of a teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system; proficiency with technology tools. Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit D Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Library Media Specialist, Conewago Valley School District, PA

Conewago Valley School District is searching for a high school library media specialist with a strong knowledge of technology integration.

FULL TIME 12-MONTH POSITION AVAILABLE - DATE

Qualifications
A master's degree in the field of library science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. Applicants should also hold an undergraduate degree in the field of education. Instructional technology certification/degree or a strong background in technology, specifically Apple products, is preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Pennsylvania ELA and Information Technology standards to guide library instruction.
  • Build literacy, critical thinking, and responsible research skills among students and staff.
  • Initiate collaborative opportunities with faculty.
  • Maintain, develop, and promote print and digital library resources within budget.
  • Instruct students and staff in technological pedagogy.
  • Promote literacy through appropriate selection of leisure and academic reading materials.
  • Manage library personnel and physical space, including print materials, digital/web resources, hardware, and software
  • Facilitate opportunities for professional development in emerging literacy and technology trends.
  • Uphold the values of the Freedom of Information Act.

Application information available at: www.conewago.k12.pa.us

Send letter of interest and resume with completed application to Joni Swope, 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350.

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Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge, MA

Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge Public Schools 

(Sept. 2018- Nov. 2018) (PS 0478)

Overview:

The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information

  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information

  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning

  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school /school district Duties:

    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

  • 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

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards

  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres

  • Provides and plans professional development

    Leader:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings

  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards

  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships

  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement

  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

    School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community

  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats

  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning

  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Minimum Requirements: State certification as a School Library Media Specialist and a teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit D Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Librarian, Blue School, New York City, NY

Blue School is an independent PK-8 school located in lower Manhattan. Blue School's mission statement defines creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social intelligence as its core values.

 

In the Fall of 2018, Blue School will open a second campus for grades 4-8. The campus expansion includes a two-story Library and Media Center. Blue School is seeking an energetic, collaborative and community-minded individual to curate and integrate existing library resources into the school's new facilities. This individual would be integral in building a school-wide library system that spans two locations and various developmental levels.

 

Managing and Leading Blue School's Library

  • Work alongside teachers and administrators to develop and maintain an inclusive and enriching library system; codify library norms and best practices

  • Work alongside students and teachers to support the use of the library and its technological/multimedia resources as tools for research and curriculum development

  • Cultivate a literary space that includes a diverse collection of authors and stories

  • Manage and maintain school-wide library budgets and add titles to the school-wide library database

  • Promote Blue School's inquiry-rich, co-constructivist culture of exploration and research using library resources

  • Encourage the use of the Library and its resources as a tool for developmentally appropriate research practices

  • Teach library classes focused on upper grades (4th-8th grade) around media and digital literacy

  • Participate in discussions with students, teachers and administrators around classroom learning opportunities that can be supported by the Library

  • Design and lead student, faculty and parent workshops around information technology, digital technology and library resources

 

Key Qualities Include:

  • A Master's or higher degree in Education, Information Sciences/Librarianship is preferred

  • Professional experience with library administration, planning and management

  • Professional experience working with students in a library or classroom setting

  • Professional experience in facilitating the exploration of texts from diverse authors and communities

  • A positive, collaborative and community-oriented mindset

  • An up-to-date knowledge of current education technology trends and contemporary education practices

  • An especially strong knowledge of middle grades and young adult fiction with experience making thoughtful recommendations to students

 

This is a full-time, exempt position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@blueschool.org with Librarian in the subject line. Blue School is an equal opportunity employer.

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