SLIS Jobline

YOUR SOURCE FOR PROFESSIONAL, PRE-PROFESSIONAL, AND INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Recently in School Positions

Part-Time Library Aide, The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

The Prescott Library at The Wheeler School in Providence, RI, provides a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty, and staff and works to ensure that students from grades N-12 develop essential skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving information landscape of the 21st century.

 

Job Summary and Duties

The Library Aide provides clerical and administrative support including, managing the circulation desk, assisting with the public access catalog, processing new books, working with the Follett Destiny report feature, ordering materials and supplies, and any work deemed necessary to support the library program (s), in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Libraries. The Library Aide is considered an integral part of the library team and provides effective and welcoming public service for students in grades N-12, parents and faculty. This is a part-time academic year position of 20 - 25 hours per week.

 

Qualifications and Performance Expectations

The successful candidate will have some experience working in a library and/or a school setting. The Library Aide will demonstrate great attention to detail, proficiency with computers and the GSuite, and the ability to work independently. In addition, the candidate will have demonstrated:

  1. Strong organizational skills

  2. Enjoyment working with students in an educational or library setting

  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills

  4. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, including working comfortably with different management styles

  5. Ability to meet the physical demands of the job  

 

MLIS students are encouraged to apply

Compensation: $12.00-$15.00/hr depending on experience. No benefits

Closing date: 11/15/2019

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and letter of interest to: christinesmith@wheelerschool.org.

 

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Work Study Intern, Bridge Boston Charter School, Roxbury, MA

Bridge Boston Charter School has 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 OPALS or other cataloging software highly desirable

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Experience training volunteers or staff

 

We would love to work with a work study intern on this project. Please let me know if you have any other questions or would prefer to speak over the phone! My email is gdaddario@bridgebostoncs.org.

 

Opportunities for Current Students | School Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Upper School Library Assistant, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. A PreK - Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. 

 

Bancroft School seeks an experienced, talented educator who is looking to work in a school where passion and innovation are encouraged and supported. This position is a non-exempt, hourly position deemed to be part-time, or less than 30 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with this position.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor and supervise students in library spaces

  • Assist students and staff with research, reading recommendations, material location, and technology use

  • Assist in preparing library spaces for use including basic daily cleaning tasks

  • Assist in the receiving and processing of new materials

  • Shelf materials and maintain the order of the collections

  • Create and rotate library displays

  • Identify worn, obsolete, and damaged items and recommends items for repair, replacement, or discard

  • Prepare and distribute overdue notices

  • Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor

  • Close the library at the end of the day

  • Performs related duties as required 

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • College degree and two years library related experience preferred. 

  • High comfort level with computers and digital technology.

  • Student-centered educator who fosters mutual respect

 

Essential Attitudes and Aptitudes

  • A genuine interest in working with students

  • Strong customer service skills and the interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with students and staff

  • A willingness to learn and grow

 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org.

 

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, Collins Middle School, Salem, MA

What You'll Do:

As a librarian, you will ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Your goal will be to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology and ethical users of information. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, and to assess student learning. Finally, you will work to align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school/district.



Role Responsibilities:

1. Teaching and Learning

  • Collaborate with teachers in the instructional process by planning engaging and challenging lessons and assignments that lead to the effective use of print and digital library resources.
  • Collaborate with teachers to design, teach, and assess learning that incorporates project-based learning, information literacies in different formats, critical thinking and self-assessment.
  • Promote the use of online databases and provide research skills instruction in the effective use of these resources for students and teachers
  • Model and promote the ethical use of information and the importance of digital citizenship
  • Promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • Plan and provide professional development


2. Collection Development and Information Access

  • Evaluate, select, catalog and maintain print and digital resources that are relevant to the curriculum, reflect the rich diversity of our learning community, and support the academic success and personal growth of our students.
  • Maintain a high-interest fiction collection and a current and relevant nonfiction collection by continuously culling outdated and irrelevant materials.
  • Review, maintain and promote use of digital databases and conduct research skills and database training workshops for teachers and students
  • Assist teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and make library materials available to supplement the instructional program.
  • Inform teachers and other staff members concerning new materials that the learning commons acquires.
  • Catalog all print and digital resources using the Destiny library system, and provide instruction to teachers and students in the efficient use of this system to access information and discover books for recreational reading.


3. Program Administration and Library Management

  • Create a welcoming, student-centered, flexible learning commons environment that supports a variety of collaborative learning opportunities and social activities
  • Host, facilitate and collaborate with faculty colleagues to offer book groups, guest speakers, TED Talks, poetry slams, open mic nights and other events, to introduce a variety of diverse cultural and learning opportunities in the learning commons
  • Organize and manage all print and digital resources and instructional technology in the learning commons to support teaching and learning
  • Foster a creative, flexible environment so that the learning commons is an essential part of the learning community.
  • Maintain the school library's webpage, Schoology resource pages and other online resources.
  • Promote and highlight activity in the learning commons through the web page and relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram).
  • Supervise library assistants in the performance of their duties.
  • Prepare and administer the library budget.


4. Technology 

  • Evaluate and promote existing and emerging instructional technologies to support teaching and improve learning.
  • Facilitate implementation of school initiatives, such as 1:1 chromebook environment and technologysupported, inquiry-based learning.
  • Provide direct assistance and support with technological tools and resources to students and teachers.
  • Collaborate with teachers and staff to assist with and support best practices in the use of the instructional technology


5. Leadership

  • Serve on decision-making and school improvement teams and present at meetings.
  • Stay current in professional practices and educational research, and maintain active professional memberships.
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction and the quality of collections.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


What You'll Bring

We are looking for candidates who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you are a reflective practitioner who values collaboration with colleagues and pushes yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level. We expect our SPS employees to:

  • Hold a deep commitment to students and families and value diversity - The SPS community is vibrant, diverse in background, ethnicity, language, and perspective. You embrace and affirm the backgrounds of all members of the SPS community and view our diversity as a powerful resource that supports us each in learning and doing our best work.
  • Hold high expectations for yourself, students, and colleagues - You see potential in all, especially our SPS students, and maintain high expectations for achievement, while providing the support necessary to meet that bar. You hold yourself to high expectations, modeling SPS values and seeking opportunities to continuously improve.
  • Build authentic, caring relationships with colleagues, students, and families - You build strong relationships across students, families, and colleagues that are collaborative in nature and contribute to the individual and collective success of SPS. You partner with families and colleagues to make decisions in the best interest of students and learning.
  • Embrace feedback - You are a reflective practitioner who learns from failure, using mistakes and challenges as opportunities for growth. You model persistence and growth mindset and thrive in a culture of feedback.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Required Massachusetts certification as a School Librarian or Unified Media Specialist (all grades) by the Massachusetts Department of Education, or in the process of licensure
  • SEI Endorsement Required
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
  • Second Language (Spanish) proficiency a plus
  • Current authorization to work in the United States


Salem Public Schools

Salem is a small, diverse city with a proud maritime and immigrant history. Salem Public School leaders are passionate about urban education and understand the urgency of improving student achievement. They respect and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community. Salem Public Schools seeks individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language. Applicants who have experience working in urban schools and have bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply



Equal Opportunity Employer

Salem Public 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.



Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to Alicia Palmer, Director of Human Capital, at apalmer@salemk12.org.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, HOPE Academy, Providence, RI

Summary of Main Duties

Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

 

Essential Functions

  • Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education

  • Supports students' success by guiding them in:

    1. Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure

    2. Using information for defined and self-defined purposes

    3. Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge

    4. Working with peers in successful collaborative learning

  • Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and fosters critical thinking

  • Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities

  • Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning

  • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community

  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school

  • Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacies

  • Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation

  • Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school's strategic plans

  • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same

  • Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use

  • Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns

  • Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals

  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
  • Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment

 

Non-Essential Functions

  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development

  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events

  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

 

Qualifications

Skills

  • Classroom and behavior management skills

  • Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning

  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families

  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others

  • Flexibility

  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.

  • Professionalism inside/outside school

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Communication skills

  • Computer skills

  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required

Experience

  • Documented experience working in school library

  • Experience with automated library system (Follett)

  • Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems

Professional and Legal Standards

  • Access to all Hope Academy student records

  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties

  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training

  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor

  • Professionalism in/outside of the school

Training and Education

  • 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)

  • State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree

  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • Work environment and physical requirements consistent with those of a typical school environment

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk continuously throughout the workday

  • Able to follow/run 25 yards to secure students for safety reasons such as elopement, as needed

  • Bend, stoop, squat, push and pull (10-15% of the time)

  • Kneel and reach above shoulder level occasionally (1-33% of the time)

  • Utilize the Computer (20%) of the time and other office equipment

  • Lift and carry students as well as transfer students from wheelchairs to equipment as required. Usually requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds frequently with the assistance of another staff member or adaptive equipment; 50 pounds independently (67-100% of the time)

  • Ability to participate in physical restraints of students, as needed and trained

  • Physically able to position physical/occupational therapy equipment, splints, etc. Ability to use various equipment (switches, cooking equipment, etc.)

 

To view the full description and apply for this position, please follow this link. Applicants nearing the end of their graduate studies would also be considered.  



Equal Opportunity Employer

The Hope Academy 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.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Library Assistant, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Milton Academy is an independent coeducational national boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12 eight miles south of Boston.

The Cox Library seeks a Library Assistant who will become part of the Library Department Team. This position will report to the Director of the Cox Library and assist the other librarians in their work.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Carry out specialized and routine clerical tasks such as data entry, preparing reports, ordering materials and supplies, and answering the telephone, providing advice and directing calls.
  • Assist in locating desired materials in local and other accessible collections and answer student and faculty questions.
  • Encourage the appropriate use of library facilities.
  • Help establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.
  • Maintain the library collection by cataloguing and processing all new acquisitions, deaccessioning materials and performing inventory.
  • Perform circulation desk duties including checking collection materials in and out, placing items on reserve and answering patron account questions.
  • Work with the librarians to develop displays and assist with library programs.
  • Prepare statistical and other reports regarding library operations and use, including the annual report.

 

Other Job Functions 

  • Open the library every morning, unlocking all doors and ensuring the space is ready for student use.
  • Keep the collection properly organized by shelving books and helping rearrange the collection as space usage changes.
  • Perform other tasks which assist in the use and proper care of the library and its resources and as may be assigned.
  • Assist in maintaining the Cox Library social media presence.
  • Work with and oversee student community service volunteers on assigned projects.
  • Be available to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Provide cataloging and some clerical support to the Lower School Library and Librarian.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Is able to work with a minimum of supervision individually as well as with others and regularly takes personal initiative to execute work responsibilities.
  • Works in a pleasant and effective manner with everyone in the Milton Academy community.
  • Performs many routine and some specialized work in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Has a working knowledge of computers and is able to learn and use products that range from Microsoft Office and Photoshop to specialized library catalog software.
  • Enjoys reading and using materials commonly found in libraries and helping others of all ages enjoy and use library resources.

 

Minimum Training Experience

  • A candidate for this position must have graduated from college and demonstrate facility with computers.

 

Preferred Training and Experience

  • The preferred candidate will already have school library, public library or related information services experience and prior computer training on, and experience with, specialized programs.

 

Apply for the Position here.  

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Pre-Professional Library Assistant (Part time), Harry V. Keefe Library - Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

Job Summary:
Boston Latin School is seeking an individual to work in the Keefe Library part-time in the afternoons during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a pre-professional position that will give the candidate an opportunity to be part of a team with two full-time librarians in a lively, exciting school library program. The candidate would work at the end of the school day and after school hours. The atmosphere after school is busy with 150-200 students daily doing homework, meeting with clubs, filming, researching and more. We have a team of student volunteers each afternoon that helps with basic desk duties such as book checkout, loaning textbooks, etc. The candidate should be a self starter who is comfortable with leading and supervising large groups, interacting and talking with students to get to know them. Other library-related tasks might include creating book displays, helping with specific collection development tasks, supervising equipment loaning, as well as some special projects such as creating slideshows, collecting data from students through interviews and surveys.

Boston Latin School is a grade 7-12 exam school and is the largest of all Boston Public Schools. Our diverse student body of 2400 young adults come from all neighborhoods in Boston.

*This position is funded by the Boston Latin School Association (BLSA).

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervise students with librarians;
  • Leading and supervising large groups;
  • Create book displays;
  • Supervise loaning equipment in library;
  • Learn to use digital platform LibGuide as well as specific digital content platforms such EBSCO Discovery;
  • Work with student clubs as needed;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, technology, and customer service skills;
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Education;
  • 4 days/week from 1pm- 4pm, starting September 5, 2019.

Contact: Deeth Ellis, Head Librarian, Boston Latin School - dellis@bostonpublicschools.org

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Middle School Librarian, Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst, MA

The Amherst Regional Middle school is seeking a Middle School Librarian (grades 7-8). The candidate will need to be passionate about all the opportunities that the position holds and enjoy spending his or her days working with middle grade students. In addition to maintaining and overseeing our library space, he or she will manage the acquisition, processing, organization, maintenance, circulation, and inventory of print and electronic resources for the library. He or she must have working knowledge of the role of school libraries in the 21st century and the Massachusetts State Curriculum frameworks. In addition to supporting students and teachers, he or she will be a student advisor and have administrative duties.

Job description:
The Amherst Regional Middle School Librarian reports to the Middle School Principal. The Middle School Librarian is responsible for both the day-to-day operations and the long term planning of all aspects of his/her own school library. In partnership with the Director of Information and Technology and the other librarians in the district, the Middle School Librarian promotes digital, information, and media literacy. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Manage the acquisition, processing, organization, maintenance, circulation, and inventory of print and electronic resources for the library.
2. Maintain and oversee the physical space ensuring that it is accessible to all Middle School students, faculty and staff.
3. Promote books and reading through book talks and other literacy activities.
4. Promote the value of, and provide training in, the use of online library databases for both faculty and students.
5. Provide leadership on best practices in research methods and tools, media studies, and library and information literacy.
6. Provide individual and group instruction for students on the acquisition and use of research resources and techniques, using age appropriate models.
7. Collaborate and plan with teachers on the appropriate use of library materials as well as library technology resources used by students for classroom instruction and projects.
8. Using professional journals, select and purchase appropriate materials to enhance support of the curriculum and for reading.
9. Develop and manage, along with the other school librarians, the annual library budget.
10. Work alongside members of the Student Services group to support students with special needs.
11. Perform other duties which may include, but are not limited to, homeroom advisor, committee member, and student club faculty mentor as assigned by the Middle School Principal.
12. Train and manage library volunteers.


Job Requirements:
Expertise as a Media Specialist- familiarity with the current technology and its applications, as it pertains to literacy instruction
Experience working with highly diverse students (including academically, linguistically , economically, and culturally diverse populations)
Familiarity with Restorative Practices
Familiarity with operating student advisory and guided study
Ability to present, teach, model best practices to faculty, as it pertains to literacy
Experience working with Middle School Age students


To Apply: See the full job description and apply, here.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time (Afternoon) Upper School Library Assistant, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. A PreK - Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community.

Bancroft School seeks an experienced, talented educator who is looking to work in a school where passion and innovation are encouraged and supported. This position is a non-exempt, hourly position deemed to be part-time, or less than 30 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with this position.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Monitor and supervise students in library spaces
  • Assist students and staff with research, reading recommendations, material location, and technology use
  • Assist in preparing library spaces for use including basic daily cleaning tasks
  • Assist in the receiving and processing of new materials
  • Shelf materials and maintain the order of the collections
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Identify worn, obsolete, and damaged items and recommends items for repair, replacement, or discard
  • Prepare and distribute overdue notices
  • Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor
  • Close the library at the end of the day
  • Performs related duties as required

 

Essential skills and experience:

  • College degree and two years library related experience preferred.
  • High comfort level with computers and digital technology.
  • Student-centered educator who fosters mutual respect


Essential attitudes and aptitudes:

  • A genuine interest in working with students
  • Strong customer service skills and the interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with students and staff
  • A willingness to learn and grow



Apply:

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org.

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Librarian, The Hope Academy, Providence, RI

SUMMARY OF MAIN DUTIES:
Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education
  • 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
    • Working with peers in successful collaborative learning
  • Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and fosters critical thinking
  • Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
  • Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school
  • Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
  • Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation
  • Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school's strategic plans
  • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same
  • Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use
  • Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns
  • Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals
  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
  • Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events
  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

QUALIFICATIONS:
SKILLS

  • Classroom and behavior management skills
  • Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.
  • Professionalism inside/outside school
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required


EXPERIENCE

  • Documented experience working in school library
  • Experience with automated library system (Follett)
  • Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems


PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS

  • Access to all Hope Academy student records
  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties
  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training
  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor
  • Professionalism in/outside of the school


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • 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)
  • State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

Apply:

Apply online here.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


K-12 Teacher-Librarian, Peak to Peak, Lafayette, CO

SUMMARY
All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak mission statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position; however, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.

The K-12 Teacher-Librarian partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Teacher-Librarian works closely with other K-12 Library Media Center staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Teacher-Librarian reports to the Elementary Principal and is a key member of the library staff.  


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required
  • Master's degree in Library Science and/or teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing library collections or working with automated library systems
  • Experience with college prep settings, academic research, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
  • Proficient with variety of computer programs such as Google Apps or Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas:  relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
  • Ability to apply superb judgment
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

Read the full job description here.

Apply here: https://www.peaktopeak.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=5827&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=5835&PageID=213

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Reference Librarian, Northfield Mount Hermon, Mount Hermon, MA

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self starter to work at the library's reference desk and provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed and oversee the work of student library assistants. During evening hours responsibilities include providing an adult presence and helping to maintain study hall conditions.   

The successful applicant will have a Master's degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year's experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community. Evening work and occasional weekends required.

Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse community in a boarding school environment. 


Read the full job description here.


To apply for this position, please stop by the office of Human Resources to complete an application, or send or e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Northfield Mount Hermon 

One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon MA 01354

Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

E-mail: hr@nmhschool.org

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. **

Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Paraprofessional - Library, Durfee High School, Fall River, MA

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to relate well with students and other adults
  • Ability to assist in the instruction and supervision of students
  • NCLB Qualified (Associates Degree or Para Pro Test (Praxis)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to relate well with students and other adults
  • To be generally responsible to the curriculum supervisor
  • To participate in staff development workshops, training sessions, meetings, and/or other activities organized by the curriculum supervisor, or the program director
  • To be directly responsible to the teacher for activities related to instruction and program implementation
  • To assist and work under the supervision of the teacher in:
    • Providing individualized instructional services
    • Preparing instructional materials
    • Organizing instructional areas
  • To be responsible to school principals for non-instructional duties that fall within guidelines
  • To participate in program evaluations and needs assessment procedure

Salary Range: Per Hour
Shift Type: Full-Time
Apply at:  https://www.fallriverschools.org/employment

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Part-Time Library Teacher, The Fenn School, Concord, MA

The Fenn School, a grade 4-9 boys' day school in Concord, MA, seeks an innovative and experienced educator with a strong background in children's literature, educational technology and an interest in design thinking and integrated, problem-based research for the part-time (75% with benefits) position of LIBRARY TEACHER. The successful candidate for this position will enjoy working closely with faculty to design and co-teach a library curriculum that includes digital citizenship, information literacy, love of literature, and critical thinking skills.

The library teacher will be asked to instruct students individually or in groups in skills related to locating, selecting, and accessing print and digital resources for research or enjoyment; evaluating resources and ethically synthesizing information found in these resources; and promoting critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-based research. The library teacher will also be expected to assist teachers by integrating information and research skills into the classroom curriculum; by collaborating with teachers to develop inquiry-based units and activities; by integrating digital citizenship and literacy into classroom curriculum; by suggesting innovative ways to update research projects using Web 2.0 and educational apps; and by cultivating a sense of empathy by incorporating underrepresented voices into classroom literature. Finally, this individual will develop an active reader's advisory service for students and faculty and conduct regular book talks.

Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a welcoming library environment; conducting traditional and electronic research using academic databases; assisting with source selection and evaluation and building of LibGuides; maintaining and developing a diverse print and cloud-based library collection; monitoring library space and providing assistance during peak student hours; assisting with library administration (ordering, cataloguing and processing materials conducting annual inventory, updating patron reports and run over dues); compiling with assistance reading book lists; and creating library displays.

The successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative individual who can build positive, productive relationships with faculty and students; set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction; conduct work despite frequent interruptions associated with providing library services and monitoring the library; and manage and delegate tasks to a volunteer corps.

Fenn has been recognized for its leadership in diversity and multicultural education, and the School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. A successful candidate will, therefore, believe in the importance of diversity in the life of a school and can support Fenn's mission in his/her work with students, parents, faculty, and staff. The School is also eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • A statement of educational philosophy
  • List of five references with contact information


Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Nat Carr, Director of Faculty and Professional Development at the following email address ncarr@fenn.org.  Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a bustling library in a recently renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. The library is well-loved by all and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment.


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


Responsibilities:

  •     Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present
  •     Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials
  •     Assisting students with database/technology questions
  •     Managing the circulation of books and other materials
  •     Shelving books
  •     Keeping the library clean and orderly
  •     Other duties as assigned



Qualifications:

  •     Desire to work with teens
  •     Passion for reading/talking about books
  •     Ability to be part of a team
  •     Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary


Pay: $14 per hour


Hours: 10 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, from 2:30-5pm each day. These hours could be split between two people or all go to one person. Additional hours may be available to cover for librarian absences.


Start Date: Ideally week of September 9, 2019, or as soon as possible after that


Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Bonnie McBride
Teacher-Librarian
Fenway High School
bmcbride@fenwayhs.org


Position open until filled.

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Archives Consultant, Groton School, Groton, MA

Groton School seeks an archives consultant to develop a plan for the school's archival collection. The plan will act as a guide for organizing the school archives according to best practices and devising policies for paper and electronic record-keeping, mindful of both current legal obligations and appropriate privacy concerns. The consultant will advise on how the plan will be implemented and sustained. The ideal applicant will be a trained archivist interested in both the first steps of consulting/planning and the subsequent implementation of the agreed-upon plan.

Groton School's archives, now stored in a water- and fireproof, climate-controlled space, includes boxes of manuscripts and correspondence of past headmasters, 100,000 plus photographs, reels of recently digitized film, and many, many cabinet drawers of ephemera. The plan should include step-by-step guidelines for cataloging existing as well as anticipated materials. Additional considerations may include digitizing key historical materials of greatest interest to the general public and historians as well as those that would prove most useful for student research projects, as well as determining best uses for an extensive collection of already digitized audio-visual materials.

A key aspect of plan development will be interviewing all heads of departments in order to understand how they currently handle records and what policies would improve their practices. The plan may also include suggestions for using archival materials to build alumni engagement.

While the archival consultant must be willing to dedicate extensive time to the project, schedule and length of contract are negotiable. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The non-benefited position does include meals in the school's Dining Hall during the academic year as well as access to Athletic Center facilities.

The ideal consultant will have experience helping institutions organize and optimize their archives, as well as genuine enthusiasm to work at a school with a rich history. Founded in 1884, Groton School is a diverse community devoted to inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service. Three hundred eighty students in grades eight through twelve benefit from the guidance of more than ninety faculty members who live on a bucolic New England campus with world-class facilities, all less than an hour's drive from Boston, Massachusetts. Groton's graduates include President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, statesmen Dean Acheson and McGeorge Bundy, authors Louis Auchincloss and Curtis Sittenfeld, and actors Sam Waterston and Bill Camp, to name a few of the school's prominent alumni.

Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. The school complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Please send proposals, including anticipated length of project and required compensation, to candidates@groton.org.

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions | leave a comment


Library Assistant I, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

Summary:

Part-time school-year position two evenings per week and on call. Supervise the Library during evening study hall. Assist students with checking books in and out, using the Library catalog and databases.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and library or customer service experience required. Must be familiar and comfortable with computers, and comfortable working with high school students. Background check required.

Apply:

Email resume, letter of intent, and three references  by August 1 to Valeri Wallace, Director of Library Services at vwallace@wma.us.

Pre-professional Positions | School Positions | leave a comment


Home | Archives