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Holyoke Public Schools Library Media Specialist Teacher (Antici in Holyoke, Massachusetts

POSITION OVERVIEW To provide all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources. JOB DUTIES Operates and supervises the library and media center. Evaluates, selects, and requisitions new library and media center materials. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and makes materials available to supplement the instructional program. Informs teachers and other staff members concerning new materials acquired. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all library and media center materials, and instructs teachers and students on use of the system. Arranges for interlibrary loan of materials of interest or use to teachers. Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources. Promotes appropriate conduct of students using media center facilities. Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skills in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments. Presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher. Works with small groups of students to enhance reading skills as an extension of the classroom. Qualifications Bachelor?s Degree Ability to develop Early Literacy Skills Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students Experience working in an urban setting, preferred Experience working with diverse student populations, preferred Ability to read, interpret, and apply student performance data to instructional planning and execution Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills Bilingual applicants (Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply Required license(s): Massachusetts Certification as a Library Teacher, All Levels Primary Location DONAHUE Salary Range $47,000.00 / FULL TIME (10 MONTH) Shift Type Full-Time Job Contact Information Name Marc Swygert Title Principal Phone Email mswygert@hps.holyoke.ma.us

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