Library and Digital Media Specialist (2024-2025)
Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA
Friends Academy seeks a passionate, positive, and innovative Library and Digital Media Specialist for the 2024-25 school year.
Responsibilities and qualifications include, but are not limited to:
- Design, implement, and instruct Lower School library classes in Early Childhood-Grade 5
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the library, including budget, program, collection development, circulation, volunteer training/coordination, and physical space
- Maintain, select, acquire, evaluate, discard, and organize physical and digital library collections
- Knowledgeable of national and state standards for information and digital literacy and citizenship, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
- Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use through activities including book clubs, reading programs, reading initiatives, and other special school events.
- Promote student curiosity, foster a love of learning, and work to complement the classroom programs across the school through literature and technology
- Stays current and shares best practices in integration technology and information literacy skills
- Relentlessly sunny outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
- Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and a belief in teamwork
- Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information and ideas.
- Enthusiasm for collaborating with classroom teachers, specialists, the Information and Technology Director and Director of Curriculum to create an integrated academic program for our students
- Dedication to social-emotional learning and Responsive Classroom practices
- Commitment to ongoing professional growth
- Attend faculty meetings and positively contribute to discussion and dialogue
- Participate in Outside the Classroom trips and overnights
- Willingness to be involved in external programs
- Bachelor’s degree
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Services preferred
- Strong organizational skills
- Experience in library technology applications such as Destiny
- Desire to teach and learn in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Jamie Ross-Cory, Head of Lower School.