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Arlington Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3914426
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 3, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2022

Job Description

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. 


Arlington Public Schools
Arlington, MA 02476


Job Description


POSITION: Library Paraprofessional


JOB GOALS: The Library Paraprofessional provides support to students in the library/media center during the school day and under the direction of the Building Principal and Director of Digital Learning, manages the activities of the library/media center.




Bachelor’s Degree
Experience working with Middle School Children
Love of Literature and specific knowledge of children’s literature
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children and adults
Familiarity with computer operations and instructional technology resources

Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
Provides classroom management for classes using the library
Assists students and staff in locating library materials
Processes, catalogs, and circulates books and other print and non-print library materials, including mobile technology devices
Maintains and updates the collection
Shelves books
Manage and list the books for elementary school students, with a developmental and culturally proficient lens
Coordinate Book fair
Introduces basic library skills and usage, including research skills, using Google, etc.
Coordinate Author visits
Participates in professional development
Advocates for the Library through an effective public relations program
Assist in the development and maintenance of the library collection, including the purchase, cataloguing, processing and inventory of materials
Collaborates with fundraising efforts to support the library/media center

Other responsibilities as assigned by the principal or designee


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 183 Days, school year

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

SALARY/BENEFITS: In accordance with the AEA Paraprofessional Collective Bargaining Agreement 


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 Categories : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • 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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