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Highland Falls/Ft. Montgomery CSD - LMS Opening

posted Jun 16, 2017, 6:21 AM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Highland Falls/Ft. Montgomery CSD

Position:  K-8 Library & Digital Media Specialist

The Library & Digital Media Specialist will work with students, teachers, and administrators to continue to implement a vision for a cutting-edge 21st century library. An ideal candidate is dynamic, committed to learning and growing as a professional, willing and able to collaborate with colleagues, and experienced in educational and library best practices.  We are looking for a candidate who is eager to be part of an ongoing dialogue about how our curriculum, pedagogy, schedule, and spaces can best meet our instructional goals.


Job Goals:

  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information and ideas.

  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness

  • To provide library service to the Pre-K-8 students

  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information and ideas


  • Plan, teach, and co-teach lessons in the library and other classroom spaces

  • Co-manage the day-to-day operations of the library, including budget, program, collection development, circulation, volunteer training/coordination, and physical space

  • Assess, document, and report on student learning, including sharing information with other teachers, families, and school leadership

  • Participate in ongoing dialogues with teachers, administrators, and the Library/Tech team related to the integration of literature, media, technology, and other library resources within and across divisions

  • Train and support faculty in use of the library, its resources, and academic technology

  • Work with the Library and Tech Team and classroom teachers to develop and coordinate media literacy, research skills, and digital citizenship curricula

  • Collaborate with faculty to creatively and effectively harness a variety of ever-changing educational technologies and pedagogies

Professional Skills & Experience

  • Required

    • Master's Degree (MLS, MLIS, or related field strongly preferred)

    • Appropriate NYS Certification

    • Library and classroom teaching experience at the elementary and/or middle school level

    • Vast knowledge of and deep passion for children’s and young adult literature

    • Experience designing and implementing curriculum that is informed by a deep knowledge of both child literacy and child development

    • Forward-thinking vision and a demonstrated interest in exploring ways literature, media, technology, and other library resources can transform learning

    • Proven collaborator with a history of working closely with a variety of colleagues

    • Expertise with project-based learning and educational technology

Personal Qualities

  • Flexible

  • Creative

  • Collaborative

  • Growth mindset

  • Leader

  • Innovative educator


Mr. Michael McElduff


Ft. Montgomery Elementary School


Mr. Chris Fiorentino


Highland Falls Intermediate School