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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3840221
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 13, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description




Arlington, MA 02476 

Job Description

Library Media Specialist


The Arlington Public Schools are committed to creating an inclusive and safe learning and working environment that reflects a diversity of perspectives, values, and experiences. We welcome staff who are aware of the role that bias and prejudice play in society, are creative and willing to try new approaches, and are reflective about their daily practice. We are looking for candidates who welcome a challenge, are eager to collaborate and contribute to the success of students, are ready to engage in two-way partnership with families, and who will contribute their diverse talents to the organization as a whole. 



Under the direction of the Director of Digital Learning and in collaboration with a district-wide team of library and digital learning personnel, the Library Media Specialist is responsible for delivering both library services and instructional technology support to the school community. Using a team-based approach, the district’s K-8 Library Media Specialists will support and guide the building-based Library Paraprofessionals, develop curriculum and professional learning opportunities, and work with students and staff in designated K-8 buildings.


Instructional Partner

  • Participate in the development and delivery of a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that will provide students with a rich understanding of the National School Library Standards (AASL) and the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) 
  • Collaborate with teachers to design and teach engaging learning experiences and assessments that incorporate the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy), foster critical thinking, and promote a love of reading and lifelong learning 
  • Design, teach, and support professional learning opportunities for all staff 
  • Evaluate, promote and use existing and emerging instructional technology to improve learning outcomes

Information Specialist

  • Collaborate with departmental and district staff in order to develop and maintain a collection of print and digital resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Ensure that students and staff are effective and ethical users of ideas and information, including principles of copyright and fair use
  • Provide students and staff with flexible access to and assistance in using information and educational technology resources 


  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and producers of information 
  • Provide resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres and reading levels
  • Teach research skills required to locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and use information from a variety of sources
  • Educate students and staff to be safe and responsible digital citizens and users of Arlington Public Schools online resources and tools

Program Administrator

  • Strategize and make recommendations to ensure school library and educational technology planning meets the needs of the students and teachers 
  • Foster and maintain welcoming, flexible, future ready school libraries that are an essential part of the learning community
  • Collaborate with and support the paraprofessional staff in running the day-to-day operations of the school libraries 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • In-depth knowledge of instructional strategies, children’s literature, and information literacy
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of educational technology in a variety of content areas and grade levels
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in libraries and digital learning to facilitate the development of students as global citizens
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills


Minimum Requirements


  • Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Library Teacher
  • Additional certification in Instructional Technology preferred
  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university 




REPORTS TO: Director of Digital Learning


SALARY/BENEFITS: In accordance with Arlington Education Association, Unit A contract. Eligible for benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance. 


Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply. 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Arlington Public Schools 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Robert Spiegel
    • 869 Massachusetts Avenue
    • Arlington, Massachusetts 02476

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