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Library - Digital Learning Specialist - Elementary k-4, Swampscott Public Schools (Swampscott)

Job Overview:
The Swampscott Public Schools Elementary Library & Digital Learning Specialist will be responsible for performing the duties of a K-4 digital learning teacher, librarian, and instructional technology consultant for two elementary schools. The ideal candidate will ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information and will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 
In addition, the ideal candidate will: 

Instill a love of learning in all students 
Ensure equitable access to information
Have a strong content knowledge of the curriculum frameworks
Establish a positive and focused classroom learning environment for students
Work collaboratively toward program and district goals
Understand culturally responsive pedagogy and the importance of diverse representation in library materials
Have Strong technology skills including but not limited to Google Workspace
SPS Job Responsibilities:
Curriculum & Instruction
Plan and deliver high quality learning that integrates curriculum from the Massachusetts  Digital Literacy & Computer Science Standards
Develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
Focus student learning on critical thinking, skillful research, and the ability to synthesize and evaluate information.
Support the social and emotional needs of students through positive relationship building, appropriate support, and engaging instruction 
Strength in designing and organizing instruction around project-based learning
Collaborate with the other K-12 library & digital learning specialists to establish and maintain procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats 
Promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
Maintain frequent and timely communication with teachers, staff, and parents with updates about expectations and curriculum 


Library/Media Center
Foster a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
Provides library services and resources that meet the needs of all students and staff and support the MA Curriculum Frameworks
Cooperate and network with other libraries/agencies.
Upkeep current collections in Follett Destiny database
Coordinate and oversee library parent volunteers
Collaborate with teachers and staff to develop curricular content that integrates library
media and technology skills
Assist SPS students, faculty, and staff in locating library resources
Plan, create, and update library/technology displays 
Take initiative and work independently/collaboratively 
Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use through activities including book clubs, reading programs, reading initiatives, and other special events

Technology 
First point of contact for all K-4 iPad and Chromebook issues in the building. Be trained on simple repair techniques and the documentation process to get devices to the HS library for repair if needed
Responsible for student password resets
Assist teachers with district software for K-4
Model and promote effective uses of technology for learning and teaching
 Maintain the devices/charging carts and an inventory of technology equipment

Professionalism 
Stay current in professional practices, educational research; maintain active professional memberships
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required

Qualifications

Qualifications
A highly qualified candidate will be licensed as a School Librarian in the state of Massachusetts, OR licensed as an Instructional Technology specialist. In addition, an SEI certification is preferred or must be obtained in the first year of the position. 

REPORTS TO:
School Principal(s) and Director of Technology, Digital Learning, and Innovation

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary Range

$49,722.00 - $71,728.00  / year

Salary Notes

SEA union contract

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please contact Lisa Coults, Human Resources Manager at (781)596-8800 x 1370 or hr@swampscott.k12.ma.us 

You can also apply through our website here. https://bit.ly/SPSHIRES

Posted

2022-06-28 |  Quick link to this job