Library Media Specialist, Long-term Sub – U-32 (Montpelier, VT)

Washington Central Unified Union School District is seeking an enthusiastic educator to fill a long-term substitute position in the U-32 Library during a teacher’s 4-6 week leave of absence from early February to mid-March 2022. Please note that during this time, there is a school vacation (2/21-3/1), and school will be closed.  See here for more details and the job posting.

Please consider if you are retired or even if your license has expired: an emergency license can be applied for with the right candidate.  Please reach out to others who might be interested – we will consider candidates with other educational certifications and experiences other than library/media.

A love of young people, a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and a collaborative approach are essential.

– Posted 1/18/22

Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH)

The Instruction Librarian designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, oversees and promotes the Library’s vast digital holdings, and serves as the primary teacher of library skills. The Instruction Librarian works closely with the Research and Instruction Librarian. Together, these two staff members support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print collections; lead the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference services; and develop strategies to introduce community members to Library services. This position requires some evening shifts; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Instruction Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing and assessing the library’s instructional program
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • Selecting, managing and maintaining the library’s digital collections, keeping current knowledge of digital collection trends and offerings, and working closely with faculty for digital collection development
  • Setting up database trials and collecting and analyzing usage to support purchase, renewal, and cancellation decisions
  • Publicizing, teaching and incorporating new digital collections into the curriculum
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources
  • Establishing collaborative and supportive partnerships with faculty in order to ensure that library services and instruction are relevant to curricular needs
  • Creating research guides, instruction resources, digital materials, videos/tutorials, etc. and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff
  • Providing research help to all library users seeking information in person or remotely, using print and digital collections
  • Developing strategies to introduce library reference services to all students, particularly new students
  • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities
  • Supporting outreach and engagement initiatives, participating in collection development, and supporting all-Library program initiatives

 Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good-judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an academic or school library
  • A demonstrated commitment to innovative and successful instruction and research methods. Experience with inclusive pedagogies preferred

To Apply:

St. Paul’s School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment.  For consideration,  please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of Resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

– Posted 10/30/21

Library Media Specialist – Fair Haven Grade School (Fair Haven, VT)

Slate Valley School District is seeking a full-time Library Media Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year at Fair Haven Grade School. Candidate must meet Vermont State Teacher Licensing requirements. For more information please contact Deb Infurna, Principal at 802-265-3883 or by email at dinfurna@svuvt.org. All applicants must apply on SchoolSpring.com

– Posted 8/28/21

Library Aide / Clerk – Lamoille Union Middle and High School (Hyde Park, VT)

The Library Aide works under the direct supervision of the Library Director. The primary responsibilities are to supervise the use of the Library after school as well as basic library and clerical responsibilities, including all overdue material operations. The ideal candidate will be competent with middle and high school students and will have a working knowledge of technology.
Student Management:
During school: Aide helps with basic library operations, including student/patron interactions, basic research, locating books and other materials for study and/or for recreational reading, circulation, and basic classroom management.

After school supervision: Aide is responsible for keeping students safe and must be capable of strong classroom management skills. Must be able to aid students in basic research (using books and computers), finding books, and providing book recommendations.

For more information and apply online at SchoolSpring.com.
– Posted 8/17/21

Information Specialist/Librarian – Champlain Valley Union High School (Hinesburg, VT)

This job in a busy high school library serving approximately 1,300 students includes working together as a team with two other librarians, supporting students and teachers, and co-teaching with classroom teachers. Another primary role of this position is working with the school’s leadership teams to map and respond to student engagement data. Candidates should be familiar with current library systems, comfortable manipulating data, and have experience working in a high school environment. Master’s degree preferred. Certification as a School Librarian preferred.

Our ideal candidate would be able to:

  • welcome and affirm the voices of all library stakeholders in a way that shares power.
  • enhance the library’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; with commitment to more representation for people from historically marginalized backgrounds.
  • work with a team to study, analyze, and disseminate important student engagement data.
  • demonstrate success at teaching and being an instructional partner, including with sustained, embedded units in classrooms.
  • integrate information literacy skills throughout all areas of the curriculum.
  • have rapport with and respect for high-school-aged students.
  • show flexibility for working on a team and in a dynamic atmosphere, and have the ability to juggle many tasks at once.
  • co-lead book groups and other professional development for students and staff that center growth along the anti-bias and antiracist continuums.
  • be comfortable with eBooks, audiobooks, online databases, digital tools, and apps for education.
  • support the continued hosting and advising of student clubs, including the Gender Sexuality Alliance, our chapter of Project LIT Community, and the Racial Alliance Committee.
  • learn new resources and develop expertise in the application of these resources.
  • creatively promote resources to the whole school community and strive to provide equitable access.

Applications will be accepted on www.schoolspring.com.

CVSD is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

– Posted 7/30/21

Design and Technology Teacher – Williston Central School (Williston, VT)

1.00 FTE  Design and Technology Teacher

The Champlain Valley School District is seeking a dynamic educator to join the Williston Central
School (WCS) community as a Design and Technology Teacher. Located in Chittenden
County, WCS is part of a progressive learning community of dedicated faculty and staff serving
approximately 700 students in 3rd through 8th grade.  This position involves working with
students in grades 3-8 with a major emphasis on grades 5-8.  Preferred qualifications for this
full-time position include a current Vermont Professional Educator’s license and endorsement in
Design and Technology Education or be eligible for licensure.  Applicants with related
endorsements in the STEM field may also be considered.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Create a learning environment where all students feel safe and welcome, forming
    authentic relationships of trust and respect.
  • Create opportunities for students to design and apply concepts that support relevant and
    authentic application of science, mathematics, technology and engineering.
  • Have expertise and knowledge of emerging design and fabrication tools and machines;
    robotics and coding; rudimentary circuitry; woodworking; computer assisted design;
    construction engineering and design; and 3D design and printing.
  • Have strong communication skills and knowledge of standards-based instruction.
  • Collaborate well with colleagues to create integrated learning opportunities.
  • Integrate STEM and Maker Movement practices into the Design and Technology
    program.

The position will begin July 1, 2021. A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to
the successful candidate based upon qualifications, education, and experience.

CVSD is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that all of our students
achieve our mission – which means we are also committed to developing a faculty and staff that
represents the inclusive, welcoming environment we seek to develop for students and families.
We seek applicants with diverse experiences who share this commitment and strongly
encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ
candidates to apply.

Interested candidates shall apply online to www.schoolspring.com with a letter of interest,
resume, proof of licensure and three current letters of reference.  Paper applications will not be
accepted. Open until filled.

– Posted 7/20/21

School Librarian – Saint Francis Xavier School (Winooski, VT)

The Saint Francis Xavier School Library is in need of a librarian who will also teach grades 3-5 Digital Learning classes.

Requirement

  • Appropriate Vermont state certification as a school librarian (complete or in process)

Responsibilities

  • Empowers all members of the SFX learning community to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, curators and ethical users of information.
  • Collaborates and co-teaches with classroom educators to establish learning objectives and assessment strategies to develop individual and group inquiry-based learning experiences.
  • Champions equity, access and intellectual freedom for users within the physical space and beyond, including providing 24/7 access to the online library catalog; digital and audio books; and various information resources.
  • Supports learners’ success by guiding them to read for understanding, breadth, and pleasure.
  • Models and champions digital citizenship and safety and adherence to copyright and fair use requirements.
  • Models and develops a commitment to respect equity, diversity and inclusion in collection development and within the learning community.
  • Addresses broader educational issues with other educators in the building, at the diocesan level and at the professional association level.
  • Develops and supports the school’s and the school library’s mission, strategic plan and policies.
  • Manages the volunteers, budget and the physical and virtual spaces of the school library.
  • Evaluates, introduces and models emerging technologies for the learning community, and uses technology tools to supplement school resources.
  • Participates actively in the professional learning community for school librarians locally and beyond, building relationships with organizations and stakeholders.

Contact

Mr. Craig Hill — Principal
email:  chill@sfxvt.org
phone number:  802-655-2600

– Posted 7/13/21

Library Media Specialist – Ottauquechee School (Hartford, VT)

The Ottauquechee School in Hartford, VT seeks a dynamic and dedicated library media specialist. We are a PreK-5 school with an enrollment of just over 200 students and a highly collaborative culture. As a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school, we believe that all students can achieve academic and social success given appropriate support. Our teachers infuse inquiry into all disciplines, provide compelling contexts to engage learners, build scholars’ capacity for higher order thinking, prioritize student-engaged assessment, and above all, model and foster a growth mindset.

Our library media specialist has a unique role in the school. In addition to teaching library as a related art to each class weekly, this person also coordinates our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program. The STEAM program is a chance for students from both classes at each grade level to work together to solve design challenges in a hands-on way. In previous years, the STEAM program has focused on equity and the U.N. Sustainable Development goals.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in incorporating technology, problem-based learning, and information literacy into engaging instruction for elementary students. They will have exemplary student-centered classroom management skills, a strong and reflective teaching practice, and a commitment to collaboration with diverse colleagues.

The Ottauquechee School, in alignment with Hartford School District’s Anti-Racism Policy, believes that the educational experience of every student is enhanced through the professional contributions of representatives of various races, ethnicities, genders, physical abilities, ages and sexual orientations, and that a diverse and culturally competent faculty is essential in the creation of a rigorous learning environment free of bias and inequities.

Learn more and apply online at: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3543240

– Posted 6/4/21

Librarian and Media Specialist – Mettawee Community School (West Pawlet, VT)

  • Teach 30-40 minute weekly class in library/information literacy for grades K-6
  • Maintain diverse collection of materials to serve needs of students and teachers
  • Provide reader’s advisory services to staff and students
  • Manage budget for library supplies and services
  • Provide consultation to administrators regarding purchase of devices and software subscriptions
  • Maintain Follett Destiny Library Online Catalog system
  • Purchase and process new books
  • Track circulation records and oversee return of books and replacement fees
  • Maintain organization of collection
  • Maintain cleanliness of library
  • Provide support to teachers in use of technology for educational purposes
  • Assist in the maintenance and organization of technological devices, including chromebooks, iPads, Smartboards, document cameras, projectors and mac laptops
  • Collaborate with teachers to provide relevant lessons integrated with information literacy skills
  • Provide AV support including filming, editing, website maintenance and video creation for school events
  • Partner with literacy specialists to execute Books and Beyond reading incentive program
  • Run all school literacy events including All School Read, Red Clover Award program, Golden Dome Award Program
  • Assist with administration and tech support of SBAC testing
  • Manage author visits
  • Manage Scholastic Book Fair
  • Provide professional development and training in use of digital tools

Apply online at http://www.schoolspring.com/job?3516630

– Posted 5/9/21

Library Administrative Assistant – U-32 MS/HS Library (Montpelier, VT)

If you love books, libraries, working with teachers, and of course, young people, this might be a good fit for you. The U-32 MS/HS Library is a busy, dynamic, inclusive, progressive, and multifaceted library learning commons. We have two full time teacher-librarians and a library located in the heart of our building. We are hiring for a Library Administrative Assistant to help support us, our students, and our staff. Might be a good fit for someone looking to get their foot in the door or who naturally loves books, teens, and being an integral member of a dynamic team.
Come join our team! Position is open until filled. https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3477794
– Posted April 16, 2021