Part-time School Librarian – PS 261
PS 261 Brooklyn (Paid by non-profit partner)
Job posted to this site on November 18th at 10:22am
Application Deadline: December 9th 2022
PS261 in Brooklyn is seeking a part-time librarian for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. We are seeking an energetic educator to provide library instruction and help integrate library resources throughout the school curriculum. PS261, located in Boerum Hill, serves over 500 students from Pre-K through 5th grade.
The school librarian will be responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful climate in the library; providing for diverse student needs in resources and instruction; providing opportunities for students to use the library for class-related research, individual investigation, independent reading, and personal inquiry; collaborating with teachers to plan and implement instructional units that integrate use of the library; working with teachers to integrate information literacy and technology skills into the school curriculum; managing the library space to enhance use and maintain an orderly environment and resource policies; and communicating regularly with staff, students, and parents about library resources and programs in various forms. Approximately 15% family engagement time, 18% circulation, 67% working with classes.
The PS261 library contains 7,620 titles. The collection requires some re-shelving due to pandemic-related changes. There is a $3,500 budget for purchasing library books and the librarian has the discretion to determine needs. A core purchase in previous years centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion and making sure the library had the most current titles. The library uses the Follett Destiny system.
This position is for approximately 20 hours per week. Days and schedule are flexible (e.g. 8:00am-12:00pm M-F, or 8:00am-2:40pm 3 weekdays). This is a part-time, temporary, non-union position that will conclude in June 2023. The position will be paid by a non-profit partner.
Education: Bachelor's degree required; must be currently working towards or have completed an ALA-Accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies. Candidates who already have or are working towards their Library Media Specialist certification are preferred.
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LocationPS 261, 314 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY
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