Library Media Specialist – Elementary/Middle School (Manchester Center, Vermont)

The library media program is an integral part of the school’s curriculum as evidenced by the multiple roles and responsibilities that he or she demonstrates. MEMS is a prek-8 public school. The school library media center has a collection of over 18,000 items and is part of a community wide library consortium which includes, Burr and Burton Academy and the Manchester Community Library. MEMS is looking for a well qualified candidate that exemplifies the following roles and responsibilities.The school library/media specialist (SLMS) is a leader.

As a leader the school librarian creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The school librarian is an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel they are important members of a team. Strong leaders foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role demonstrates his or her role as a visible and active leader in the school community.

The SLMS is an Instructional Partner who works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen communications between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes and information resources.

The SLMS is an Information Specialist providing leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information.

The SLMS is a teacher who empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information, always supporting students’ successes.

The SLMS is a Program Administrator who works collaboratively with all members of the learning community, within and outside of the Manchester Area, to define policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it.

Job Goals:
  • To insure students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialist to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and address student learning and instructional effectiveness
  • To provide leadership and expertise to ensure that the school library media program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and the district and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.
Job Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Experience as a school library media specialist
  • VT State Certification as a school librarian/media specialist
  • B.S. in Education
  • MLS preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Job Details:

Job ID: 2487944
Application Deadline: Posted Until Filled
Posted: March 22, 2016
Starting Date: August 31, 2016
Position Type: Full-time

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.


Contact Information:

Tom Quinn, Principal
80 Memorial Ave.
P.O. Box 1526
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255

Phone: (802) 362-1597
Fax: (802) 362-3883

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