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Job Opening Information School Librarian Positions - Secondary & Elementary

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Position Title
School Librarian Positions - Secondary & Elementary
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Per SFT Contract
Job Description

We are looking for library media specialists who understands the needs of students  (developmental and academic) and has a passionate and tireless commitment to ensuring that all students learn. 

We are looking for people who understand that:

  • Today’s school libraries serve as the hub of the school therefore ability to develop, maintain, and sustain relationships and partnerships with colleagues and the community are essential.
  • This position will be an essential part of the school community and will develop a strong library program for all students and staff in the building.
  • Librarians serve as tech support in our buildings and are seen as innovators in the implementation of technology in our schools.
  • Librarians must maintain the library for effective distribution/circulation of materials, coordination of services, and effective instruction for building staff and students.
  • Knowledge of how the library supports/maintains growth in student achievement and tireless commitment to that effort.
  • Knowledge of differentiating for a variety of learning needs (both adult learners and child learners).
  • In depth knowledge of the learning standards, especially in the area of complex texts and close reading.
  • Librarians teach essential skills such as: Microsoft office programs, database research, internet research skills, source evaluation tools, library catalog search and resource retrieval, keyboarding, reading skills, literature/non-fiction appreciation.
  • Facilitate student (and adult) access to information-rich resources for research
  • Encourage students to explore the world around them through print and online resources
  • Serve as teacher resource through collaboration on Next Generation aligned curriculum.
  • Knowledge of enrichment education research using the learning standards (Technology & Innovation in Education)

The candidate should be:

  • Intelligent
  • Hard-working
  • Lifelong learner
  • Friendly and open-minded
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Unwilling to give up on students
Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors or Masters Degree.
  • Current New York State teaching license in required content area.
Application Procedure

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

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