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Library Media Specialist (One Year Appointment for 20/21 SY), Haggerty School, Cambridge, Cambridge Public Schools (Cambridge)

Library Media Specialist, One Year Position, Haggerty School, Cambridge Public Schools

This is a one year position for the 2020/21 School Year. 

The Haggerty School motto, “Everyone is Different, Everyone Belongs” is the foundation of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and that, in order to do so, students and families from historically marginalized groups need more. The Haggerty Staff is actively engaged in racial equity work, including conversations about the impact of racism, implicit bias, and white privilege on our individual and collective work. We are a “work in progress” as we look to make change, and we are seeking candidates who will join us willingly in this crucial endeavor for the success of all students. At Haggerty, we believe that learning unfolds when we provide conditions in which children can explore, inquire, and shape their own understandings. The school values the culture and beliefs that each child brings to the classroom, and teachers believe that children must engage with their world in order to make sense of it and build their knowledge. Each student is expected to take responsibility for their own learning, while collaborating, supporting, and respecting others. The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work to:

Ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
Instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information     
Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
Align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school/school district


Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS learning expectations
Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library
Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community


Your Skill Set:

As the incoming Library Media Specialist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher. State certification as a School Library Media Specialist required. Teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children’s and young adult literature. Familiarity with Destiny library system and proficiency in both PC and Apple platforms preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Cambridge Education Association Unit A Salary

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

How to Join Our Team:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.


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