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Library Media Specialist, Fitchburg Public Schools, McKay Elementary School (Fitchburg)

Fitchburg School District
Library Media Specialist (363)
Job Details
Title Library Media Specialist
Posting ID 363
Description 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. Fitchburg Public Schools
FPS is currently working with DESE’s Statewide System of Support to plan and implement
turnaround strategies at two (2) of its schools.
The vision of each of the Fitchburg Public Schools is to provide learning experiences
that engage all students in achieving high academic standards while developing
intellectual rigor, creative interest, and social characteristics that prepare them for the
challenges of living successfully and productively as citizens of this new century.
The Library Media Specialist position is responsible for ensuring that students and staff are
effective users of ideas and information technology. The LMS provides guidance and supports
the use of all of the district’s technology resources both in and out of the classroom. The LMS
will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective
users of technology, ethical users of information, and responsible digital citizens. The LMS
will instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information resources.
The LMS will collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction
and assess student learning.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary license in:
Library - All
Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations
Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for
children to effectively problem solve
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all
Belief in the commitment to increasing personal growth, both academic and socialemotional, to obtain the highest level of achievement for every student.
Knowledge of DESE Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
TheLibrary Media Specialist will;
Collaborate with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process;
Collaborate to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry
learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking, and self-assessment.*
Provide and plan professional development;
Promote a love of reading and lifelong learning;
Promote instructional technology to improve learning;
Teach students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge;
Teach search techniques, including online search engine, database, and catalog
Consult with Instructional Technology/Digital Learning Staff as needed to teach Digital
Literacy and Computer Science Standards in lessons;
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Serve on decision-making teams, school improvement, and accreditation activities,
present at meetings;
Support teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process
by providing professional learning, modeling, and coaching;
Benchmark the Library Media Center (LMC) program to school, state, and national
Assist in the research, development, and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that
advance the Library and Technology programs;
Guide, coach, and facilitate teachers and administrators in acquiring digital literacy skills;
Stay current in professional practices, and educational research; maintains active
professional memberships;
Advocate for the LMC through an effective public relations program.
Collect and analyze data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the
LMC and student achievement;
Administer the LMC budget to support program goals;
Foster a creative, flexible environment so that the Library Media Center is an essential
part of the learning community;
Evaluate, promote, and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and
Develop and maintain print, digital and technological resources appropriate to the
curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community.
Create and maintains classification systems, cataloging practices, methods of subject
access to library holdings, and electronic storage of bibliographic/media metadata;
Cooperate and network with other libraries/agencies;
Evaluate 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;
Establish procedures for the selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in
all formats;
Promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual
Consider the social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents which affect
their needs for library materials and services.
Reports to: Principal/Assistant Principal
Evaluated by: Principal/Assistant Principal
Terms of Employment/Salary/Work Year:
As negotiated by the Fitchburg School Committee and the Fitchburg Education Association (FEA).
Competitive and comprehensive health benefits are offered through the City of
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of NCBC (fingerprinting)
and CORI prior to your start of employment.
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
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The School Committee’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to students, employees, and the
general public with whom it does business. Fitchburg Public Schools does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
age, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or equal treatment in its programs
and/or activities in compliance with state and federal law.
Questions related to this policy must be addressed to: The Office of Human Resources, 376
South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420,
Shift Type Full-Time
Salary Range $50,790.00 - $91,639.00 / Annually
Location McKay Elementary School
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Applications Accepted
Start Date 08/28/2023
End Date 09/13/2023
Job Contact
Name Suzanne M. Tingas Title Principal
Email Phone


Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$50,790.00 - $91,639.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Contact Principal Suzanne Tingas with questions. 


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