Harry Lee Cole Elementary School

Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6)

Boxford , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2836336
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 11, 2017
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2017

Job Description

• Master’s degree or equivalent in Library Media, Computer Science, Media Technology, Library Science, or related field
• Valid Massachusetts School Library Media Specialist License
• Experience in Media/Technology Services
• Prior related work experience at the assigned school level
• Technological expertise
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing with staff, parents, and students

Reports to: Building Principal

Evaluated by: Building Principal

Job Goals: 1. To provide library/media instruction which supports the Massachusetts Common Core Standards, the mission and vision of the Boxford Public Schools and enriches the educational process.

2. To provide all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring skills needed to take optimal advantage of media center resources.

Performance Responsibilities:

• Operates and supervises a state-of-the-art media center in keeping with national and state guidelines.
• Model the effective and enthusiastic use of books, videos, multimedia, and other creative expressions of information as sources of pleasure and information.
• Organizes library material, equipment, and facilities for effective and efficient utilization and circulation.
• Plans, equips and maintains attractive facilities.
• Keeps the collection current within the constraints of the annual budget by purchasing quality print and non-print materials to assure a balanced and current collection of materials free from bias and ensure a diversity of viewpoints and genres.
• Utilizes the library automation system to track library collection.
• Maintains appropriate records of library materials.
• Through a working knowledge of books and authors in the collection, assists students with reading selections.
• Is aware of and supports the curriculum through collection development.
• Actively plans with teachers and groups of teachers to integrate library services and multimedia materials with the instructional program.
• Determines the needs of teachers and students as a basis for the selection of new materials and equipment.
• Does a periodic inventory of library collection as well as library AV equipment and library computers.
• Coordinates and cooperates with other school libraries as well as with public libraries.
• Helps staff make full use of the services and resources of the library media center.
• Shows professional growth by continuing with education, attending conferences and workshops, keeping current on new technology developments, reading professional literature, etc.
• Reads literature for appropriate grade level.
• Develops budget for the library.
• Provides the community with updates from the Library Media Center.
• Regularly welcomes and encourages families to become active participants in the Library Media Center.
• Serves on district wide technology committee.
• Shows professional growth by continuing with education, attending conferences and workshops, keeping current on new technology.
• Serves on district-wide Technology Committee.
• Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources.
• Teaches technological literacy skills to students.
• Maintains a working knowledge of software and CD-ROMs.
• Collaborate with teachers and staff to integrate information literacy competencies throughout the teaching and learning process.
• Formulates Library procedures.
• Works collaboratively with the Library Media Assistant.
• Other duties assigned by the Principal.

Salary: According to Teacher Bargaining Agreement

Work Year: .60 FTE of 183 Days (Cole)
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categor y : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Welcome TO Harry Lee Cole Elementary School!

    Vision Statement
    The Boxford Elementary Schools, through the combined efforts of children, teachers, parents and citizens, is a
    community of learners that promotes continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth for all.
    Children come to the Boxford Schools ready and eager to learn, open to trying new ideas, respectful of each
    other, responsive to adults and prepared to work hard each and every day to meet new learning goals and
    Teachers come to school enthusiastic about teaching, motivated to take risks with new instructional practices,
    committed to continuous personal and professional growth, willing to work cooperatively with fellow teachers,
    parents and citizens at large, convinced that children learn best in a nurturing environment, and prepared to make
    positive contributions to the quality of life in our schools. Teachers strongly support an educational program that
    fosters student’s skills while at the same time enhancing their creative expressions and critical thinking skills.
    Parents, as full partners and participants in the culture of the school, encourage children to do their best, transmit
    family values and expectations regarding the importance of learning and the need to work hard in school,
    regularly share their hopes and aspirations with teachers, support the efforts of teachers, and work to expand the
    resources and opportunities for learning available to all at the Harry Lee Cole School and the Spofford Pond
    Citizens value our Elementary Schools as both places of learning for all ages in Boxford and as vehicles through
    which they can become connected to exciting and important opportunities for learning in an ever-changing world.
    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Boxford Public Elementary Schools is to pursue educational excellence by creating and
    sustaining a learning community that challenges its members to reach their full intellectual, social, creative,
    emotional and physical potential.
    Core Values
    High Expectations for Academic Excellence: All students strive for a high level of academic achievement. Our
    schools provide educational opportunities that challenge students to their individual potential while encouraging all
    students to take academic risks and engage in critical thinking. All school staff members are dedicated to the
    consistently high level of performance necessary to support our students’ academic achievement. The hard work
    by students and staff necessary to achieve these goals is expected, recognized and celebrated.
    Personal Integrity: Consistent honesty, respect and personal responsibility regarding all our words and actions
    are fundamental principles. The common bonds within the school community are expressed through mutual
    cooperation, empathy and support.
    Clear and Consistent Curriculum Implementation: Equitable learning opportunities for all students are
    provided through an academic curriculum which is clearly understood by all and consistently implemented to meet
    grade-level benchmarks.
    Welcoming Environment: All members of the community strive to make our school environment safe, nurturing
    and welcoming so as to foster the achievement of our shared Mission and Core Values. The connections between
    the schools and the Boxford community are valued and continuously renewed. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) 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.

    Job Requirements

    • Work Environment:
      • Be able to work in a close environment
      • Be able to work in moderately noisy environment
      • Be able to handle frequent interruptions

      Physical Requirements:
      • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
      • Be physically and emotionally capable of carrying-out responsibilities and duties in a busy, computerized environment. This position requires hand/wrist movement as in writing or using a computer keyboard/mouse and moderate to frequent exertion in body movements such as reaching, bending and twisting.
      • Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and to use a computer.

      Boxford Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

      It is the policy of the Boxford Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

      Applicants are informed that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee of the school department.
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. What is your vision for a library media center/ learning commons to meet the curriculum needs for the 21st century learner?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. How would you integrate technology and digital learning tools into your teaching?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Brian Middleton-Cox , Principal of Cole School
    • 26 Middleton Road
    • Boxford, Massachusetts 01921

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