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Long Term Substitute: Library and Media Specialist, Framingham Public Schools, Framingham, MA


To provide direct instruction to students in the Library in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools’ high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  To manage the Library’s circulation in order to  ensure equitable access to information resources and support a love of reading and learning in all students.

Salary: $120/day

Requirements and Qualifications:

Valid Massachusetts Teaching license in K12 Library is preferred.

Additional content area license is encouraged. 

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.  Ability to work successfully with staff and students; classroom and/or library experience is preferred.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public; to write reports and correspondence, as needed; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies (as long as the policies do not conflict with the Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract); to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.); to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Google  Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports to interpret/summarize findings. Strong collaborative and  teaching skills to support student programming and work in a team setting. Strong problem-solving skills to support student success. Strong data-collection skills to help to inform decisions for students. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a multi-tasking position. A proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs. Knowledge of running a Library circulation system, as well as any related laws and procedures.

Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned; and to use instructional technology appropriately and work with students to facilitate their use of instructional technology.


  • Creates a library environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting given objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students.
  • Counsels and collaborates with colleagues, students, and or parents as needed.
  • Follows established procedures for circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the library, supports reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom.

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