Librarian/Media Specialist - New London
Position: Librarian/Media Specialist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Library Media Specialist
Job Location: C.B. Jennings Elementary School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Nov 11, 2022**
District: New London
New London, CT 06320
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
TITLE:  Library Media Specialist – Certified

REPORTS TO:  Director/Principal


To provide the leadership and expertise required to ensure that the school library media program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the school’s instructional program. In so doing, develop a school library media program that addresses 21st century skills, including life and career development, learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy.
  • Ensure staff are effective users of information, ideas, and effective users of technology for instruction.
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and discerning, technologically literate, ethical users of information.
  • Instill a love of lifelong learning in all students.
  • Ensure equitable access to information and learning resources.
  • Create and maintain a school library center that provides a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, readily accessible, and conducive to student learning.
  • Instruct students and staff in the effective use of the library, information & technology literacy skills, and use of equipment and new technologies;
  • Evaluate, select, and produce print and digital resources and related equipment;
  • Develop knowledge of curriculum in relevant subject areas and form partnerships with teachers and other stakeholders to link classroom instruction with library facilities and resources;
  • Recommend and procure resources for staff to use in meeting their instructional objectives;
  • Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use through activities including book clubs, summer reading programs, Family Literacy Nights, and other special events;
  • Instruct students and staff in information and technology literacy skills, including reading for understanding, the research process, engaging inquiry, collaboration, critical thinking, developing multiple literacies, and understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property;
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries, librarians, and community agencies/ organizations to provide expanded access to resources for students and teachers;
  • Develop policies and procedures that ensure maximum accessibility, efficient operation, effective services and facility use. This includes policies and procedures for physical access, electronic access, selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, and materials challenges;
  • Establish annual and long-term measurable goals for the school library media program that are aligned with the district and school mission and objectives;
  • Lead/Assist colleagues through participation on decision-making and curriculum development teams;
  • Lead/Assist colleagues through staff development programs that incorporate best practices in the use of information resources, multi-media technology applications, and online learning;
  • Work as an instructional partner by collaborating with teaching staff in preparing and delivering lessons that incorporate effective use of information resources and build information literacy and reading skills;
  • Take an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities;
  • Facilitate the development of a career and post-secondary center that includes multi-media learning space;
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, students, and teaching and learning styles inherent within the school community;
  • Cross-Endorsement #062, Library Media Specialist K-12
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Experience working with community partners to develop programming
  • Previous work experience across diverse educational settings
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in a racially and ethnically diverse community

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:    10 months, per NLEA contract

SALARY RANGE:       $44,102 - $92,960 as determined by professional experience and NLEA contract.
New London Public Schools
New London, Connecticut

New London Public School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
Candidates from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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