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Library Media Specialist, Saugus Public Schools Elementary, Saugus, MA


Saugus Public Schools Elementary is looking for a Library Media Specialist to start September 1, 2020. This is a full-time position.

General Duties:

  • Responsible for the management, planning, development, and functioning of the media program in the building(s) assigned.
  • Participate in the educational process through direct instruction and teamwork with teachers and staff.
  • Provide technical services associated with the operation and maintenance of a media center including equipment, print, and non-print materials.
  • Develop an interesting and stimulating environment that encourages students and teachers to utilize resources in the library/media center.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library(s) is an essential part of the learning community.
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and resource sharing of resources in all formats.
  • Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning.
  • Develop the collection to reflect curricular changes and new knowledge.

Specific Duties:

  • Instruct students and faculty in selecting, using and/or producing media to integrate into the curriculum and facilitate the teaching/learning process.
  • Initiate interaction with students, staff, administration, and the general public for purposes of integrating, promoting, and expanding the media program.
  • Design and implement short and long range plans which allow for a balance among integrated skills instruction, literature appreciation, planning with teachers, and collection management and development.
  • Assemble materials for faculty use to support curriculum.
  • Support technological approaches to the teaching/learning process.
  • Oversees students focus on non-traditional classroom models.
  • Supervises students engaging in online learning.
  • Assist students and faculty with creative use of technology.
  • Establish and carry out, in coordination with the Director of Technology Systems, procedures for effective and efficient selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, accessing, and maintaining materials and equipment.
  • Solicit input from teachers and students in the selection of materials.
  • Maintain an updated collection by weeding obsolete and worn materials from the collection according to district policy.
  • Update and maintain a card catalog and shelf list which accurately reflect the media center collection.
  • Issue updates on the acquisition of new media center materials.
  • Prepare bibliographies as needed.
  • Give book talks and does storytelling.
  • Organize the facility and resources in such a way that they reflect the philosophy and goals of the school and its media program.
  • Supervise circulation of all print/non print materials.
  • Coordinate, train, and supervise a student assistant/volunteer program for routine clerical assistance.
  • Provide direction for library support staff.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for him/herself as well as the school’s staff and students.
  • Plan exhibits and programs, collaborates with other Saugus media staff and with the staff of the Saugus Public Library.
  • Schedules use of media center by classes and groups.
  • Schedules use of technology for educational purposes.
  • Carry out assigned non-instructional duties.
  • Function as an active member of the faculty; attends faculty meetings.
  • Participate actively on district and building committees as required or interested.
  • Adhere to established law, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Submit accurate inventories and reports promptly.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Other duties established by the Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability, Principal or designee.

How to Apply:

The original job posting with full description can be found here. To apply, use the job portal found there. Deadline to apply is August 4, 2020.