Elementary Library Teacher

Newton Public Schools Newton, MA
Department: Elementary Education Job Title: (1.0) Library Teacher 2018-2019 – Elementary: Underwood/Franklin Elementary (1. FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt, NTA-Unit AReports to: Director Information Technology and School Libraries general description (1-3 lines describing role):

Newton Public Schools is seeking a library teacher for the 2018-2019 school year (9/1/18-6/30/18). The library teacher will be responsible for instruction and school library management at two schools (.5 in each school). Interested candidates should apply via Newton Public School website (Human Resources –Employment)

https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/domain/62 Qualifications:


* Appropriate DESE licensure required

* Bachelor's Degree

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Computer experience


* Current Library Media Certification or enrollment in a program for MA Department of Education Certification as K-12 Library Teacher

* Familiarity with the organization and administration of a school library program

* Ability to analyze existing library collection and develop purchasing plan based on current children's literature publishing trends

* Content knowledge & ability to evaluate and select digital tools & applications to use within the library setting with and by students in compliance with CIPA and COPPA guidelines

* Prior experience in libraries and elementary schools preferred but not required

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

* Develops inquiry lessons that engage students in thinking critically and in applying information literacy skills

* Instructs students in developing basic and advanced searching skills within the online catalog and elementary databases in a manner developmentally appropriate to grade level

* Designs & deliver instruction that is developmentally appropriate for the academic, social, emotional and cultural abilities of all students

* Makes outreach to teaching staff to align library instruction with classroom curriculum building research skills

* Uses knowledge of children's literature to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning

* Ability to administer a school library including managing an online circulation system (Destiny) and maintaining the school library website


While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch. The teacher is periodically required to stand; while talking and listening. The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry.

Date Updated: 05/11/2017

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.