1.0 FTE Library Media Specialist at Lexington Public Schools
Fiske Elementary School [Get directions]
Must be highly qualified by DESE licensure standards. Must be certified as a Library Media Specialist (All Levels)
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess a high level of capability with technology.
Must be able to assist in the protection of students and school property, assist the principal in fire and other emergency drills as required by law and School Committee policy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
2018 - 2019 Anticipated Vacancy
The Lexington Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.and strongly encourages qualified applications from all cultures, races, and backgrounds.
Position Title: Library Media Specialist
Reports to: Building Principal
Terms of Employment: 184 day work year. Benefits and salary in accordance with the LEA Unit A collective bargaining agreement.
- Creates an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
- Maintains a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, and conducive to student learning
- Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
- Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
- Develops and maintainsa collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
- Cooperates with other libraries and librarians to provide access to resources outside the school
- Evaluates, promotes, and uses 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
- Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assists users with their understanding and observance of the same
- Organizes and maintains the collection for effective use
- Remains current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs
- Supervises volunteers, resources, and facilities effectively
- Uses evidence of practice to support program goals and planning
- Collects and evaluates data to inform continuous program improvement
- Follows departmental processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure that appropriate resources are available when needed
- Plans and implements meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
- Instructs assigned classes and arranges for flexible scheduling to provide accessibility to resources as needed
- Maintains accurate library budget
- Participates in K-12 departmental activities, including meetings and workshops
- Attends staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required
- Other duties as assigned
Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.
How To Apply:
Please apply online. Applications will be considered only when the online application is completed and a cover letter, resume and other supporting materials have been attached to your online application.
LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact: Kari Grossman 781-861-2580
Salary: as per LEA contract and experience
Posting date: 2018-02-27
Expiration date: 2018-06-30