Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Library Media Specialist - New Canaan High School

Library Media Specialist - New Canaan High School. Job Description: Anticipated vacancy for the 2017-18 school year for a Library Media Specialist, 9-12. All candidates must hold or be eligible for appropriate CT certification.
     POSITION SUMMARY: The Library Media Specialist values and fosters the understanding that the library is the center of the school’s learning community. The Library Media Specialist is committed to providing a student-centered learning environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. The library media Specialist has the leadership and expertise required to ensure that the library is an integral component of the school’s instructional program, and ensures that the library media program in is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the New Canaan Public Schools. The library media specialist develops a library media program that supports the curriculum by providing resources and training so that both students and teachers become independent users of information.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Current Connecticut teaching certificate. Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills, including the research process Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources. Expertise in basic technology, including computer operation, productivity software, and basic network knowledge. Communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff. Knowledge of instructional methods, strategies, and pedagogy. Knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories. Understanding of student growth and development. Leadership, organizational, and budget management skills. Ability to successfully interact with students and staff from various disciplines and with differing skill levels. Familiarity with national and state standards for information and technology literacy, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
     Please be sure to apply on our district website and upload a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts and a copy of your certification (if available).