LIBRARIAN - ALL LEVELS (ANTICIPATED OPENINGS 2019-2020)

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2964473
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 10, 2019

Job Description

DUTIES:

 

1.Be directly responsible to the Principals.
2.Operates and supervises the school library.
3.Evaluates, selects, and requisitions new library materials.
4.Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and make library materials available to supplement the instructional program.
5.Informs teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the library acquires.
6.Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all library materials, and instructs teachers and students on use of the system.
7.Arranges for interlibrary loan of materials of interest or use to teachers.
8.Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of library resources.
9.Promotes appropriate conduct of students using library facilities.
10.Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments.
11.Presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher.
12.Participates in curriculum meetings.
13.Arranges frequently changing book-related displays and exhibits likely to interest the library’s patrons.
14.Prepares and administers the library budget.
15.Supervises library aides in the performance of their duties.
16.Participates actively in library and other educational and professional associations on the local, regional, state, and national level.
17.Supervises the clerical routines necessary for the smooth operation of the library.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1.Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
2.Licensed as a School Librarian or Unified Media Specialist (all grades) by the Massachusetts Department of Education, or in the process of licensure.
3.Candidates with licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education in Elementary Education and knowledgeable of library operations MAY be considered for the position but MUST document formal enrollment as soon as possible into an accredited program leading to licensure as a Unified Media Specialist by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
4.Recent preparation, or coursework, in contemporary methods and materials in the field of library science.
5.Ability to work with principals, classroom teachers, parents and students.
6.A willingness to do professional reading of research and to attend meetings designed to keep up to date in library operations.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

 

 

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 011103, 413-787-7100,  ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
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    Thank you for your interest in the Springfield Public Schools.

    The Springfield Public School district is committed to hiring a diverse pool of qualified educators, administrators, and non-instructional support staff.

    The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees. We serve over 25,000 students in 52 schools. The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships.

    The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency will ensure the delivery of an educational experience in which all learners achieve success. Springfield is proud to offer some of the most progressive educational programming in the nation, including specialized magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Springfield offers the International Baccalaureate program, Montessori, STEM, Expeditionary Learning Schools, and non-traditional educational programs.

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    MISSION
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    STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
    To accomplish this work, it will take the support and assistance of everyone: students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators
    and the community. Through an aligned management system, each of the following strategic priorities will serve to help ensure system?wide accountability:
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    • Appropriate Use of Resources and Equitable Funding
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    • Springfield Public Schools
    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

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