LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

Revere High School

Revere Public School District

Revere, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3905747
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 2022

Job Description

Revere High School is seeking a qualified Library Media Specialist for the 22-23 school year.

JOB DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST (LMS)

QUALIFICATIONS:
A highly qualified candidate will hold Massachusetts DESE certification in K-12 Library, have completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree, and hold a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master’s level program in library and information science.

REPORTS TO: Principal
SUPERVISES: If applicable, volunteers and student assistants.

JOB GOALS:
•To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information technology
•To guide and support the use of all of the district’s technology resources both in and out of the classroom
•To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology, ethical users of information, and responsible digital citizens
•To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information resources
•To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
•To align the Library Media Center (LMC) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
TEACHER:
•collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
•collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
•provides and plans professional development
•promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
•promotes instructional technology to improve learning
•teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
•teaches search techniques, including online search engine, database and catalog searching

LEADER:
•serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
•supports teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process by providing professional learning, modeling and coaching.
•benchmarks the Library Media Center (LMC) program to school, state, and national standards
•assists in the research, development and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that advance the Library and Technology programs
•guides, coaches, and facilitates teachers and administrators in acquiring digital literacy skills
•stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
•advocates for the LMC through an effective public relations program
•collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the LMC and student achievement
•administers the LMC budget to support program goals
•participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library/tech staff and volunteers

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER DIRECTOR:
•fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the Library Media Center is an essential part of the learning community
•evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
•develops and maintains print, digital and technological resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
•creates and maintains classification systems, cataloging practices, methods of subject access to library holdings, electronic storage of bibliographic/media metadata
•cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies,
•evaluates collection, develops of collection policies and procedures, and analyzes resources in the context of the school culture with attention to the developmental needs of students
•establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats
•promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
•considers social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents which affect their needs for library materials and services
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Employer Description

    The School Committee subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within the District who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned, and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or sexual
    orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability. Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    Revere Public Schools is located adjacent to and just North of Boston, MA on the Atlantic Ocean. The district is comprised of eleven schools;six elementary, 3 middle, one high school, and one alternative middle and high school. We serve close to six thousand students of which 62% receive free/reduced lunch, and 42% return from school to homes where English is not the primary spoken language.
    As urban educators, the district is proud of its accomplishments; testing in many areas in MCAS above State Average. In addition, the district has been recognized as a 2003 Vanguard District by Mass Insight Education, a 2006 finalist by the National Center for Urban School Transformation by San Diego State University, 2006 academic outperfromer by Standards and Poor, and most recently, Revere HIgh School was one of thirty five MA schools to be named a Compass School by the MA DOE, and one of our elementary schools, the A.C. Whelan School was nominated by the Massachusetts Department of Education to the US Department of Education for recognition as a Blue Ribbon School. Please visit us at http://www.revereps.mec.edu/ Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Revere Public School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sex, 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

    • Massachusetts DESE certification in K-12 Library
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Christina Porter , Director of Humanities
    • 101 School Street
    • Revere, Massachusetts 02151
    • Phone: 781-286-8226
    • Fax: 781-286-8221
    • Email: click here

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