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Employment Opportunities and Internships in Library and Learning Technologies

LAMPETER-STRASBURG SCHOOL DISCTRICT

Elementary Media Specialist - Hans Herr and Lampeter Elementary Schools

Fulltime, permanent elementary school media specialist positiona available in grades K-5 beginning in August, 2018. Interested candidates must have Library Science (K-12) certification. Candidates should apply to https://goo.gl/2RwdgE

Deadline for applications is April 3, 2018. EOE.

Posted 3/23/2018


THE MIQUON SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIAN - FULL TIME

Position Open: Librarian

The Miquon School is seeking a full-time librarian beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Miquon is a community that values racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and social diversity and we seek applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.

Miquon is dedicated to preserving childhood, using innovative student-centered teaching practices, and developing children's knowledge of and appreciation for the environment. Time spent outside on our 10-acre campus including woods, fields, and creek is an integral part of every child's Miquon experience. We value independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused approaches to curriculum development.

Founded in 1932 in a tradition of Progressive education that is strongly upheld today, Miquon is an independent, coeducational elementary school just outside Philadelphia for children in Nursery through the 6th grade. The school enrolls approximately 150 students in eight mixed-age groups, typically 16-22 children in size.

The Library Program:

It is the mission of the library program to support students in their growth by developing an appreciation of literature and the skills to seek information. We want our students to view themselves as readers. We want our students to develop a love and appreciation for stories, and to recognize the value of great literature, and to love reading and books. We want our students to be competent library users and researchers; able to successfully present questions and seek out the answers. We want our students to confidently present their knowledge and creativity in a variety of ways; writing and illustration, multi-media presentations, and art projects are commonly used.

The Role:

The librarian is responsible for supporting students as they become lifelong readers and learners. S/he functions as a traditional librarian, responsible for maintaining the Miquon Clisby Library and its collection. S/he also serves as one of our specialist teachers, maintaining a schedule where classroom groups from Nursery (age 3) through 6th grade attend library specialist class 1-2 times per week.

In the teaching role, the librarian designs and curates a library curriculum that is responsive, engaging, and Progressive. S/he is responsible for providing a supportive environment that is rich with learning materials -- print, digital, and visual/tactile; promoting and encouraging students to be critical thinkers and effective users of information; and building connections across disciplines to enrich our students' learning experience. S/he also collaborates with classroom teachers and other specialists on curriculum and school-wide projects and participates actively in the life of the school, including teaching electives, leading assemblies, chaperoning school trips, and supporting student-led projects and clubs like Yearbook.

Qualifications:

Minimum of Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred. Strong candidates will posses an MLIS or similar degree/certification and experience in independent schools and/or libraries.

The person we are seeking will have:

  • An understanding of the value of progressive education
  • A strong interest to help nurture and develop young children's individual and healthy identities
  • Knowledge of current Children's and Young Adult literature
  • A dedication to social justice and equity, and the capacity to understand and reflect the diversity of Miquon's families
  • Experience with technology integration that supports teaching and learning as well as social media experience and digital citizenship
  • The skills to communicate well, in writing and inter-personally, with families and colleagues
  • A continuing desire for professional development and growth
  • High energy, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Miquon offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, tuition remission, and vacation.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, a cover letter that addresses your skills and experience in the areas listed above, and a list of three references to resumes@miquon.org.

The Miquon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation in the employment of staff, admission of students, granting of financial aid, or the administration of school policies.

Posted 3/19/18


MANHEIM TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT - K-4 LIBRARIAN/INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER (CONTRACTED)

Position Type: Elementary School Teaching/Primary - K-4

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

Date Available: 18/19 SY

Closing Date: 3/23/2018

Qualifications: Library Science PK-12 and Instructional Technology certification

Location: TBD

Additional Information: The teacher is responsible for the delivery of the Manheim Township School District library curriculum and is also a resource for the district's mobile learning program. The teacher will deliver whole group and small group lessons to students focused on print and electronic sources, digital citizenship, etc. Librarians will also assist in research and application of technology skills both within classrooms and the library. This individual is expected to participate and engage in school community events, professional development and contribute to the profession in an effort to continually grow and learn to refine instructional practices.

For more information, see the job posting here: https://www.applitrack.com/mtwp/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=182&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Posted 3/6/2018


READING PUBLIC LIBRARY - NORTHEAST BRANCH LIBRARY - SUMMER YOUTH SERVICES INTERN

The Summer Youth Services Intern works with library staff to design and implement a robust schedule consisting of creative, age-appropriate, entertaining, and educational activities for children, teens, and families and working to maximize program participation and increase the use of library resources.

JOB SUMMARY:

- Help to plan, schedule, and carry out activities for Summer@RPL

- Coordinate with the Branch Manager to obtain supplies for youth activities

- Provide assistance at the circulation desk

- Assist customers with the use of library resources and services

- Promotes library programs and services in the community

- Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements: - High school degree with some college courses

Experience:

- At least 2 years working with children in an educational setting

Clearances:

- PA Child Abuse Clearance

- Mandated Reported Training for Child Abuse

- PA Criminal Record Check

-FBI Criminal Background Check

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

- Effective verbal, written, and digital communication

- Ability to translate children and teen needs and interests into exciting and effective library service

- Customer service skills with a diverse, urban population

- Familiarity with children's and teen literature both classic and modern

- Tech savvy with the Internet, gaming, social media, and Microsoft Office Suite

- Work well under pressure, ability to multi-task, and an energetic team player

- PA Driver's License and own transportation

- Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Frequent standing, sitting, bending, talking, hearing, speaking, and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and to reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books, or supplies of up to 15 pounds. This is a physically active position. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

DISCLAIMER:

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are only intended as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is simliar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

For more information contact bronwen.gamble@reading.lib.pa.us

Posted 2/19/2018




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