Librarian and Media Integration Specialist
(beginning August 1, 2022)
Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for all genders, age 3-Grade 3; girls, Grades 4-8. The school is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts within its mission of preparing students for “…a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world.” At Nashoba Brooks, we believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.
Nashoba Brooks School educates children for a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world. The School nurtures students’ growth and character, while fostering the development of each child’s personal excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.
Nashoba Brooks School seeks a full-time librarian and media integration specialist for the 2022-2023 academic year. The librarian and media integration specialist serves as a member of the IS team and reports to the director of educational technology and innovation. The librarian and media integration specialist will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary functions of this role are to teach, inspire a love of reading, support teachers in finding and creatively using resources, and to support Nashoba Brooks’ vision for dynamic integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including integrated technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. This is an 11-month position.
- Work with students in grades PS-8 to cultivate a love of reading, develop research skills, teach digital citizenship, and continue to grow the community culture.
- Advance the School’s commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling.
- Supports collection maintenance and library upkeep.
- Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration.
- Support teachers in navigating library databases and websites for instructional purposes. Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.).
- Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation.
- Work closely with the marketing and communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks School’s mission and brand standards.
Integration and Instruction
- Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction.
- Meet with grade level, department, and other committees to plan and assess curriculum aligned with Nashoba Brooks School’s vision and goals.
- Be responsible for researching, evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the mission of Nashoba Brooks School, including proposing appropriate acquisitions.
- Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems.
- Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed.
- Assist teachers in developing troubleshooting skills to resolve technical problems independently as needed.
- Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology.
- Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS team.
- Actively participate in IS team meetings.
- Assist in the regular evaluation of the library and technology scope and sequence.
- Effectively manage multiple responsibilities.
- Participate in regular peer observations and feedback.
- Minimum of three to five years related experience.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree with coursework in library science or education preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to coach and/or lead a student activity.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development.
Successful candidates will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School’s core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to:
Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation