Library Media Specialist (Hartland, VT)

 Position Summary:

 The Library Media Specialist is responsible for ensuring all students are effective and ethical users of ideas and information. He/she is responsible for empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and skillful researchers. The LMS will ensure equitable access to information and work to instill a love of learning in all students.  He/she will collaborate with teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction. The Library Media Specialist will provide leadership to ensure the school library program is aligned with the mission, vision, and goals of the Hartland School District. 

 Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • 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;
  • Create an environment in the Library Media Center/Learning Common and Maker Space that is conducive to active and participatory learning;
  • Plan and deliver high quality lessons aligned to the CCRS, ISTE, and AASL Standards and ensures that the curricula includes the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners;
  • Provide instruction in the use of technology to access information within as well as outside of the library media center;
  • Use a wide variety of teaching methods, media, and ways of communicating information to insure that students can access and use all types of information sources;
  • Work as part of a team to integrate library/media resources with grade level curriculum content;
  • Incorportrate Maker Space and STEAM activities including coding, green screen, animation, wevideo, legos, robotics, and tinkercad design into the library curriculum;
  • Collaborate with teachers and students to design engaging inquiry based learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies (including information literacy) and foster critical thinking.
  • Collaborate with library-media specialists across the supervisory union in the development and promotion of equitable opportunities for all students and staff including library programming as well as how library/media supports the entire curriculum

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated skills with instructional technology
  • Experience with current research models
  • Experience with developmentally appropriate, inquiry based teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting the needs of all learners
  • Commitment to equity

Please apply on schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2902836 or send cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure to:

David Baker, Superintendent

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

105 Main ST, Suite 200

Windsor, VT  05089

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