Library Media Specialist – Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (Takoma Park, MD)

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LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST
Education: Middle/High School, FT Employee
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (Takoma Park, MD)

Library/Media Specialist
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program is seeking a Library/Media Specialist. Don Bosco Cristo Rey is a Catholic college preparatory high school with an innovative work-study program component that is now in its eighth year. Through the corporate work study program, all students earn a significant portion of their education costs by working five days a month in a job provided to them by the school.

Our school, located in Takoma Park, MD, educates qualified students who are underserved and have no other option for a private college prep program due to their economic background.

Brief Summary of Duties:
• Supervises and directs the operations of library /technology center to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning

• Designs appropriate programming for the library/technology center

• Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process by maintaining resources that are appropriate to the curriculum, the students, and instructional strategies of the school community that promotes student literacy

• Serves as teacher, materials expert, and curriculum adviser to ensure that library/technology resources are integrated into the instructional programs of the school

• Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials

• Assists with the selection of appropriate books, periodicals, online resources, hardware and software to help maintain library reference capabilities

• May provide direct instruction to students in research methods, materials use, and writing

• Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning while incorporating technology to enhance learning

• Stays current in professional practices and educational research

• Creates a library/media center environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field with a commitment to social justice and working with high school students and demonstrate a positive attitude, good communication skills, a collaborative leadership style and sensitivity to working in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the Catholic faith, beliefs and practices, along with a thorough understanding of and commitment to the educational mission of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco, and the vision of the Cristo Rey Network.

If you are qualified and interested in this position, please complete the application below and send with a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three professional references.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
Attn: Mr. Larry Savoy – Principal
E-mail: [email protected]
1010 Larch Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 891-4750 x111
Visit WWW.DBCR.ORGfor school information (197)

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