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School Librarian, DC Public Schools, Washington, DC


The School Librarian position is located in all public schools within the DCPS system. Situated at the center of national government, the goal of DPCS is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them to become future leaders, productive citizens, and individuals who are engaged in the life of the community. This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

The School Librarian will report to the Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identifies and supports the learning and information needs of students and staff.
  • Plans and works collaboratively with teachers to use appropriate resources that address curricular needs and learning goals.
  • Leverages district curriculum (i.e., Cornerstones) or other strategies towards supporting a balanced approach to learning and library programs.
  • Instructs students and staff in the effective use of the school library, its resources, and the current technologies necessary to access the resources and information.
  • Incorporates information literacy into day-to-day instruction; and advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning through motivational activities.
  • Adheres to and communicates copyright as well as other laws and guidelines pertaining to the distribution and ethical use of all resources.
  • Advocates the principles of intellectual freedom; and works cooperatively with other libraries and agencies to share resources that enhance teaching and learning.
  • Works with the principal and school leadership team to provide flexible access to school library resources to accommodate individuals and groups simultaneously.
  • Organizes school library facilities and resources in a manner that supports the mission, goals, and objectives of DCPS schools and maximizes intellectual and physical access to resources.
  • Encourages the widest possible use of print and electronic resources and services–within the school library, throughout the school, and through remote access.
  • Develops and implements an ongoing collection development and evaluation planning process, that focuses on a variety of formats and resources to meet diverse learning needs.
  • Prepares budget requests, administers library budgets, and maintains appropriate records; and pepares and submits accurate reports as required.
  • Evaluates and selects resources that build a collection addressing curricular needs and learning goals in collaboration with teachers, technology staff, and students.
  • Evaluates the school library program on a continual basis according to accepted standards of quality; and adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Interacts effectively with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community to promote and expand the school library media program; and serves as a technology leader for the school supporting online learning, digital content integration, and liaison with the district Educational Technology team at Central Office.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Masters degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Current K-12 School Librarian teaching credential through the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

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