LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST K-8

Paul Cuffee School

Providence, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3896794
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2022

Job Description

Paul Cuffee School, a K-12 public independent charter school, educates a diverse community of students from Providence, Rhode Island. We respect each individual and the world we share. This quality of our community is central to our mission. In the spirit of Paul Cuffee’s life, we teach students to value and practice personal initiative, perseverance, and social responsibility. Our School accomplishes these goals through a rigorous academic program that, enriched with maritime experiences, fosters discovery and critical thinking. We prepare students for higher education, lifelong learning, and active citizenship. To learn more about our school, please visit the Paul Cuffee School Website.

  • This position is posted until filled; however, Administration reserves the right to begin interviewing after 5 days
Reports to: Elementary and Middle School Principals and Head of School
Hours: 1.0 FTE

Qualifications:
The candidate should be an energetic, enthusiastic individual who will collaborate with the Paul Cuffee learning community, including staff, students, parents, and volunteers, to create a thriving library media center and program of services. The candidate should have an expansive knowledge of both children’s and young adult literature and non-fiction, and experience connecting youth with materials for reading enjoyment and those that fulfill school assignments and support academic success. Qualifications include experience working in both a library and a school/classroom setting, and experience working with urban populations. The library media specialist should possess knowledge of child growth and development and awareness of multiple learning styles. The candidate should have experience working with a broad range of technologies including online catalogs and technology/software used for circulation, tracking collections, and bibliographic records.

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to::
  • Teach a fixed schedule of K – 5 classes integrated with classroom curriculum and aligned with the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner as outlined by the American Association of School Librarians and the Common Core State Standards.
  • Teaching information literacy and research techniques, including strategies for locating, accessing, evaluating, and using information effectively.
  • Promote literacy and reading enjoyment through book talking, read-alouds, reading incentive programs, displays, and other interactive activities both in and out of the library.
  • Collaborates with teachers on specific projects / curricular units.
  • Serve as a resource for teachers, providing materials and ideas for curriculum.
  • Supervise and maintain ongoing daily operations and maintenance of the school library media center.
  • Be responsible for maintaining a catalog of materials and records of circulation of items to students and staff.
  • Meet with instructional planning teams and / or individual teachers to assess reading and informational needs of students required by the curriculum.
  • Through collaboration with school leadership and teaching staff, work for the continued successful development of the school library program.
  • Be an advocate for literacy and display a strong commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Create a welcoming and dynamic environment that will encourage students and teachers to take full advantage of the library media center and its resources.
  • Honors confidentiality
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Employer Description

    Established in 2001, Paul Cuffee School is an independent K-12 public charter school for 800+ Providence youth. Students are admitted by a state mandated, randomized public lottery. Siblings and children of employees are given waiting list preference. Our predominantly low-income population identifies as 90% non-white, and 19% have diagnosed special needs. Social and civic responsibility, life-long learning, and academic achievement distinguish our community as does our inclusive school culture, small class sizes and differentiated instruction. In 2018, Paul Cuffee High School was ranked by US News and World Report as the best charter public high school in Rhode Island and listed fifth among the top district high schools in the state. While we are proud of this recognition, we are committed to improving student outcomes every year.


    Paul Cuffee School Mission Statement:
    Paul Cuffee School, a K12 public charter school of choice, educates a diverse community of students from Providence, Rhode Island. We respect each individual and the world we share. This quality of our community is central to our mission. In the spirit of Paul Cuffee’s life, we teach students to value and practice personal initiative, perseverance, and social responsibility. Our School accomplishes these goals through a rigorous academic program which, enriched with maritime experiences, fosters discovery and critical thinking. We prepare students for higher education, lifelong learning, and active citizenship. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Paul Cuffee School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, required
    • Valid Rhode Island Department of Education Certification - All Grades Library Media Teacher, Grades PK-12 required
    • National Background Check (After Offer)
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Janet Suarez , Administrative Assistant to LS Principal
    • 459 Promenade Street
    • Providence, Rhode Island 02908
    • Phone: 401-453-2626
    • Fax: 401-453-4964
    • Email: click here

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