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Librarian, New England Innovation Academy, Marlborough, MA


Start date: September 13, 2022
End date: December 13, 2022

Schedule: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm, 30 hours per week

Pay Rate: $17.50 – $24.00 per hour depending on education and experience

This Librarian position is responsible for all aspects of the library programs and facilities and seeks to ensure that the library’s academic and technology resources complement and enhance/extend the school’s educational program. The position requires serving as an advisor to a small cohort of students and actively supporting various student and residential life activities. The Librarian works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in various curricular areas and divisions.

NEIA encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students to communicate
effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning, and consider multiple perspectives when
solving problems. The Librarian invests in the life of the school by participating in the advising program, social and emotional learning, weekly team meetings, anti-bias training, student and residential life, and any aspects that support the student experience.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Embodies NEIA’s principles of empathy, equity, personalization, authentic work, and collaboration in all work activities and actions.
  • Ensures that the library’s academic and technical resources advance the school’s educational program.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process and the implementation of curriculum.
  • Develops policies and programming that will establish standards for and definitions of information.
  • Bolsters literacy support for library services that contribute to an information-literate student body.
  • Collaborates with discipline-specific coordinators on specific needs and growth opportunities.
  • Fosters an environment of creativity, innovation, and a love of reading and learning.
  • Researches and evaluates new and emerging information technologies.
  • Prepares and manages the library budget.
  • Develops, acquires, and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the
  • students, the instructional strategies of the school’s faculty, and the school’s mission.
  • Evaluates and purchases technical equipment in coordination with the Technology Department.
  • Maintains an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research.
  • Selects, processes, and makes readily available a variety of resources, including print, digital, and multimedia.
  • Maintains a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers.
  • Provides bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students.
  • Provides instruction for students in the use of library resources.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information.
  • Empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
  • Maintains any remote or satellite libraries.
  • Maintains regular contact with stakeholders through school publications and online media.
  • Acts as an advocate of the library, shares expertise with faculty, serves on academic committees, and takes an active role in accreditation processes.
  • Networks with local librarians, maintains active memberships in professional associations, and promotes the school in the wider community.
  • Engages in ongoing professional learning and development per the school’s professional growth framework.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required by the position and the school.
  • Engages in ongoing professional learning and development per the school’s professional growth framework.
  • Supports the work of School Leadership in reaching strategic goals.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required by the position and the school.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position supervises other library professionals and volunteers, as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field preferred.
  • Additional degree in Education a plus.
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in library program management preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role a plus.


  • Ability to work with professionalism, discretion, sound judgment, equity, honesty and personal accountability at all times.
  • Proficient knowledge of technology tools and how to find solutions.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to create a welcoming and supportive community for a diverse study body.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional administrative and organization skills.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage the time of self and others.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enable/enhance student learning.
  • Instills a love of reading and learning in students and ensures their equitable access to information.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Stand/sit for long periods of time.
  • Bend, lift, push, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop.
  • Capable of moving around the classroom while teaching a class.
  • Capable of adapting to frequent changes in position throughout the workday.
  • Hearing and speaking to understand and exchange information in person or on the telephone.
  • Speak clearly so listeners understand.
  • Use hands and fingers for manipulation, educational tools, play equipment, keyboarding, and performance of first aid and CPR.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

How to Apply:

BiblioTemps® is an employment service from the Massachusetts Library System that provides experienced library workers for temporary placements in public, academic and special libraries throughout Massachusetts.

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Contact Amanda Fauver with questions – [email protected]