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Sunday, May 16, 2010

F/T - Library Media Specialist - Bronx Lighthouse Charter School

Job ID#: 98712
Posted: 05/12/2010
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (Bronx, NY)

Job Description
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (BLCS) is seeking a Librarian/Media Specialist. Students will be taught according to the New York State Standards in conjunction with the LHA Curriculum which infuses the arts into daily instruction. BLCS currently serves approximately 400 students in grades K-7 and will continue to add grades until it is K-12.

Lighthouse Academy (LHA) librarians/media specialists are more than instructional staff members and classroom managers. They help transform children’s lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking a librarian/media specialist who will make the commitment to teach with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:

  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
  • A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
  • Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students 
A Lighthouse Academy staff member works to create and enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norm. The librarian/media specialist is responsible for supporting student academic gains each year. All librarian/media specialist’ actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, core values and education program. The essential functions for our librarian/media specialist are as follows:


  • Plans and implements the program, policies and services of the library / media center.
  • Identify in each lesson what thinking skills will be explicitly taught and practiced; what physical, social, or content skills students will be able to do and how students will know if they can do it.
  • Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, and the need for physical movement.
  • Present academic content through a variety of instructional strategies to reach all learners.
  • Provide many and varied opportunities for students to achieve mastery while working to promote achievement by all students without exception. 
  • Implements systems for organizing and maintaining resources and equipment; oversee the ongoing development of the library / media center.
  • Create a focused environment of fairness and respect that encourages students to take risks and strive to reach goals.
  • Communicate and enforce high expectations and standards for behavior and academic performance, aligned with the LHA School Culture Guide and Responsive Classroom, to create a strong culture of achievement and respect.
  • Establish, model, practice, and reinforce age-appropriate rules and logical consequences
  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.
  • Initiate and maintain timely communication with all parents/guardians concerning student progress.
  • Work collaboratively with parents/guardians, families, and other members of the community to involve them and to support the success of a diverse student population
  • Collaborate with colleagues to support learning through the use of library and media resources, as well as the overall goals and mission of the school and the network.
  • Reflect critically upon teaching experience; identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to goals; access meaningful learning experiences; and listen thoughtfully to other viewpoints and respond constructively to suggestions and criticisms.
  • Use feedback to update Individual Professional Development Plan.
  • Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally, timely and thoroughly.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Library Science

  • Two (2) years prior teaching experience
  • Strong desire to work within an innovative, urban educational program
  • Proven track record of raising student achievement scores in an urban environment
  • Ability to use data to inform instruction and decision-making related to student achievement
  • Ability to turn best practices into high quality, goal-driven results
  • Highly effective writing, oral and interpersonal skills to communicate with a varied audience
  • Data management toold, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook)
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