Highland Falls/Ft. Montgomery CSD - LMS Opening

Post date: Jun 16, 2017 1:21:19 PM

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