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PreK-12 Director of Libraries and Innovation, Wellesley Public Schools (Wellesley)

The PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation has core responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of the District’s libraries, librarians, and library assistants. Additionally, the Director will play a leading role in the District’s innovation efforts and its implementation of the WPS Profile of a Graduate.

Work Year: 204 days

Performance Responsibilities: With guidance from the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, the PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation will:

Libraries:
- lead, supervise and evaluate librarians and library support staff.
- ensure school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the District’s Strategic Plan and with District Priorities (e.g. diversity, equity and inclusion, Profile of a Graduate).
- prepare and manage the K-12 library budget including work with vendors; negotiate annual subscriptions for resources (e.g. the library catalog, NoodleTools, periodicals, online databases, ebooks).
- establish processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed.
- promote the library program within and beyond the schools/district.
- manage the library department’s online presence.
- collaborate effectively with administrators, department heads, teachers, technology departments, and other stakeholders on developing instructional plans integrated with the library that meet the needs of all students.
- keep current with research, technology and innovations related to library services; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.
- maintain regular communication with other key Wellesley groups that have ties with the library (e.g. staff from the Wellesley Free Library, the Wellesley Education Foundation's STEM Committee).
- maintain regular communication with key groups outside the Wellesley community that can be of assistance and guidance in the areas of libraries (e.g. job alikes from nearby communities, MA DESE, state and national library associations).
- participate on other committees and teams as assigned.

Innovation:
- serve as a forward-thinking educator committed to instructional technology and 21st century success skills.
- work with district and school leaders to articulate and support the teaching and learning needed to actualize the WPS Profile of a Graduate competencies.
- consider and advocate for when/how the library program can support innovation.
- collaborate with administrators, educators and technology specialists to strategically expand our MakerSpaces and integrate the MA Digital Literacy & Computer Science standards into core curricular areas.
- take a leading role in the WPS efforts to innovate by supporting and expanding our project-based learning efforts.
- plan, lead and promote the activities of the WPS STEAM team.
- stay current with trends in the field(s) of innovation, STEM/STEAM, computer science, personalized learning; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.

Qualifications

- Minimum 5 years elementary, middle or high school library teaching experience
- Masters of Library Science (preferred)
- MA administrator license (e.g. Supervisor/Director)
- ability to build positive and productive relationships with librarians, teachers, Department Heads, K-12 Directors, Principals and District Leaders
- ability to collect and analyze data in order to inform decisions
- knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards, AASL Standards, and the MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
- ability to communicate effectively through presentations, emails, and facilitation of meetings
- highly motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively
- experience/fluency with Google platform (e.g. Google docs, slides, sheets, forms), digital learning tools, and computer science/coding programs

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$105,804 - $126,802

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please apply under employment opportunities on Wellesley Public Schools' website at: www.Wellesleyps.org

Posted

2019-04-18 |  Quick link to this job