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Crocker Library Media Specialist, Fitchburg Public Schools (Fitchburg)

Job Title: Crocker Library Media Specialist
Reports to: Principal
Funding: City
Position Type: Full-Time 
Positions Available- 1 Crocker Elementary School
Overview of Fitchburg Public Schools
Fitchburg Public Schools is a small urban district of 5300 students located in North Central Massachusetts. Located only 50 miles from Boston and 25 miles from Worcester, Fitchburg is situated in the North Central Massachusetts region of the state. As a Gateway City, Fitchburg continues its legacy of welcoming newcomers and Fitchburg Public Schools continues its mission in preparing students for a rapidly changing world. Fitchburg Public Schools has partnerships with Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Fitchburg Art Museum.
Fitchburg Public Schools believes deeply in the potential for every student to succeed and works tirelessly each day to create an anti-racist school environment that is built around high expectations, an inclusive and welcoming culture, and an expectation of excellence for all. Fitchburg's goal is to increase personal growth, both academic and social-emotional, to obtain the highest level of achievement for every student.
FPS is currently working with DESE’s Statewide System of Support to plan and implement turnaround strategies at four of its schools.
Position Summary:
The Library Media Specialist position is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information technology. To guide and support the use of all of the district’s technology resources both in and out of the classroom. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology, ethical users of information, and responsible digital citizens. To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information resources. To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, and assess student learning.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The responsibilities and duties listed are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned as required.
* 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.
* Provides and plans professional development.
* Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning.
* Promotes instructional technology to improve learning.
* Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge.
* Teaches search techniques, including online search engine, database, and catalog searching.
* Consult with Instructional Technology/Digital Learning Staff as needed to teach Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards in lessons.
* Serves on decision-making teams, school improvement, and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings.
* Supports teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process by providing professional learning, modeling, and coaching.
* Benchmarks the Library Media Center (LMC) program to school, state, and national standards.
* Assists in the research, development, and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that advance the Library and Technology programs.
* Guides, coaches, and facilitates teachers and administrators in acquiring digital literacy skills.
* Stays current in professional practices, and educational research; maintains active professional memberships.
* Advocates for the LMC through an effective public relations program.
* Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the LMC and student achievement
Administers the LMC budget to support program goals.
* Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the Library Media Center is an essential part of the learning community.
* Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning.
* Develops and maintains print, digital and technological resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
* Creates and maintains classification systems, cataloging practices, methods of subject access to library holdings, and electronic storage of bibliographic/media metadata.
* Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies.
* Evaluates collection develops of collection policies and procedures and analyzes resources in the context of the school culture with attention to the developmental needs of students.
* Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats.
* Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
* Considers social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents which affect their needs for library materials and services.


* Current and Valid DESE K-12 Library license.
* Have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree and hold a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master’s level program in library and information science.
* SEI Endorsement.
* Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations.
* Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve.
* Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders.
* Knowledge of DESE Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$52,787.00 - $87,651.00  / year

Salary Notes

Fitchburg Teachers Contract 7/1/21 - 6/30/24

Closing Date


How to Apply

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Job ID: 3853850


2022-05-04 |  Quick link to this job