PREK-12 DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES & INNOVATION (#1982)

Wellesley Public Schools

Wellesley, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3083641
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 17, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Wellesley Public Schools
SY19-20

Qualifications:
- Minimum 5 years elementary, middle or high school library teaching experience
- Masters of Library Science (preferred)
- MA administrator license (e.g. Supervisor/Director)
- ability to build positive and productive relationships with librarians, teachers, Department Heads, K-12 Directors, Principals and District Leaders
- ability to collect and analyze data in order to inform decisions
- knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards, AASL Standards, and the MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
- ability to communicate effectively through presentations, emails, and facilitation of meetings
- highly motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively
- experience/fluency with Google platform (e.g. Google docs, slides, sheets, forms), digital learning tools, and computer science/coding programs

The PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation has core responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of the District’s libraries, librarians, and library assistants. Additionally, the Director will play a leading role in the District’s innovation efforts and its implementation of the WPS Profile of a Graduate.

Work Year: 204 days

Salary/Benefits: Wellesley Teacher Association Unit B position; salary and benefits established by School Committee Policy.

Performance Responsibilities: With guidance from the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, the PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation will:

Libraries:
- lead, supervise and evaluate librarians and library support staff.
- ensure school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the District’s Strategic Plan and with District Priorities (e.g. diversity, equity and inclusion, Profile of a Graduate).
- prepare and manage the K-12 library budget including work with vendors; negotiate annual subscriptions for resources (e.g. the library catalog, NoodleTools, periodicals, online databases, ebooks).
- establish processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed.
- promote the library program within and beyond the schools/district.
- manage the library department’s online presence.
- collaborate effectively with administrators, department heads, teachers, technology departments, and other stakeholders on developing instructional plans integrated with the library that meet the needs of all students.
- keep current with research, technology and innovations related to library services; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.
- maintain regular communication with other key Wellesley groups that have ties with the library (e.g. staff from the Wellesley Free Library, the Wellesley Education Foundation's STEM Committee).
- maintain regular communication with key groups outside the Wellesley community that can be of assistance and guidance in the areas of libraries (e.g. job alikes from nearby communities, MA DESE, state and national library associations).
- participate on other committees and teams as assigned.

Innovation:
- serve as a forward-thinking educator committed to instructional technology and 21st century success skills.
- work with district and school leaders to articulate and support the teaching and learning needed to actualize the WPS Profile of a Graduate competencies.
- consider and advocate for when/how the library program can support innovation.
- collaborate with administrators, educators and technology specialists to strategically expand our MakerSpaces and integrate the MA Digital Literacy & Computer Science standards into core curricular areas.
- take a leading role in the WPS efforts to innovate by supporting and expanding our project-based learning efforts.
- plan, lead and promote the activities of the WPS STEAM team.
- stay current with trends in the field(s) of innovation, STEM/STEAM, computer science, personalized learning; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.

Essential Functions of the Job: Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, in addition to the following:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel. The employee may occasionally move equipment or supplies. Employee is occasionally required to drive. Employee is regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The job primarily is performed in a school department setting; the noise level is that of a typical office environment.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
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    Job Requirements

    • Masters of Library Science (preferred)
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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    Contact Information

    • Joan Dabrowski , Assistant Superintendent Teaching & Learning
    • 40 Kingsbury Street
    • Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481

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