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K-8 Media Specialist, Salemwood School (Malden)

Overview of the Malden Public Schools:

The Malden Public Schools (MPS) is a richly diverse school district located within the

Greater Boston area and accessible by the MBTA orange line train. Malden’s student

body comprises approximately 6,800 students who represent 59 different countries and

speak 67 different languages. We have 1 early learning center, 5 K-8 schools, and 1

high school. We are committed to providing high expectations for all learners through

rigorous instruction and culturally responsive practices and pedagogy. MPS is a safe,

welcoming, and collaborative district where we encourage and embrace a growth

mindset. We believe that our diversity is an asset, and we are seeking candidates that

reflect, embrace, and contribute to the strengths of our community.


Malden Public Schools seeks a talented, energetic, and flexible educator to join us as Media Center Specialist. The educator will collaborate and support all educators and students in the school, as well as serve as a collaborative member of the district Technology and Media departments. The successful candidate will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and producers of information. As a Media Center Specialist Teacher and Instructional Partner, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Participate in the development and delivery of a rigorous curriculum that will provide students with a rich understanding of educational standards including those of the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) and the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS)
Collaborate with teachers to design and teach engaging learning experiences and assessments that incorporate the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy), foster critical thinking, and promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
Evaluate, promote and use existing and emerging instructional technology to improve learning outcomes
Manages Media Center circulation borrowing system for staff and students utilizing Follet Destiny Library Manager for book and digital collections and Destiny Resource Manager for student Chromebooks and other devices (or current district technology for resource management, if different)
Organizes technology and media events for the library
Collaborate with departmental and district staff in order to develop and maintain a collection of print and digital resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
Provide resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres and reading levels
Work closely with District K-8 Librarian(s) to ensure the print collection is up to date, well and effectively organized and meets the needs and interests of the K-8 student body
Ensure that students and staff are effective and ethical users of ideas and information, including principles of copyright and fair use 
Provide students and staff with flexible access to and assistance in using information and educational technology resources
Teach two classes a day integrating the Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) curriculum standards with a daily preparatory period built into the incumbent's schedule.
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and producers of information 
Teach research skills required to locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and use information from a variety of sources
Educate students and staff to be safe and responsible digital citizens and users of Malden Public Schools online resources and tools.


MA DESE license in Digital Literacy and Computer Science, and/or Instructional Technology all Levels
Preferred: A Masters of Library or Information Science or related degree 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$53,000.00 - $68,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Commensurate with Malden Public Schools’ teacher salary schedule; range is for 1st year followed by annual step increases

Closing Date

How to Apply

To Apply: Submit letter of interest highlighting qualifications for the position via



2023-09-05 |  Quick link to this job