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Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES FT/PT Library Media Specialist in Buffalo, New York

FT/PT Library Media Specialist

Tapestry Charter School

65 Great Arrow

Buffalo , NY 14216

Certified - Teaching - Librarian/School Media Spec {LIBR}

Job Number 3300038246

Start Date

Open Date 11/07/2022

Closing Date

POSITION: HS Library Media Specialist

REPORTS TO: HS Co-Principals

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt/10 month

Mission: To educate and inspire a diverse community of K-12 learners by engaging them in rigorous real-world learning experiences which prioritize intellectual, social and emotional growth.

Vision: Tapestry is a vibrant, sustainable school that empowers learners and leaders to make a positive impact in our communities and beyond.

Core Values: Perseverance, in tegrity, Responsibility, and respect (PIRR)

GENERAL SUMMARY: Tapestry Charter School, a K-12 Expeditionary Learning School located in Buffalo, NY, is looking for a New York State certified Library Media Specialist to join our team. Tapestry High School is committed to the rigorousness, inspiring and fundamentally important work of creating a relationship-focused school community in which our kids can learn, thrive, and lead.

Under the direction of the high school Co-Principal's, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The Library Media Specialist is critical in supporting the mission and values of Tapestry to educate and inspire a diverse community of learners by engaging them in rigorous real-world learning experiences which prioritize intellectual, social and emotional growth.


  • Manage and maintain the HS collection of media and technology on OPALs system.

  • Process new additions to the library's collection and remove dated and worn material from the library catalog.

  • Develop and organize and select library inventory to meet student and teacher needs (e.g. with books, collections, periodicals, multimedia, etc.).

  • Assist students with access and selection of library materials and resources.

  • Process loans, returns, late notices and maintain accurate accounting of library collection.

  • Manage and organize the library's physical space, bookshelves and technology.

  • Organize and create thematic and engaging displays of library media.

  • Provide technology support to faculty, staff and students, assist with hardware and software issues and offer library resources.

  • Support and coordinate with faculty on research projects, independent student reading, book clubs, audio visual projects, audio books, database access, internet usage etc.

  • Offer instruction on library resources and assist teachers with instructional needs.

  • Coordinate with faculty to provide quiet testing locations, alternative instruction locations and general use of library space.

  • Manage use and sign out of computer carts/ loaner computers

  • Coordinate with English department on reading assignments/ classroom visits/ summer reading


  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.

  • Develop lesson plans and create unit plans and curriculum maps as needed

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare the classroom for class activities.

  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.

  • Identify and utilize different instructional resources and methods to support the learning needs of students at varying levels of progress.

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.

  • Provide for the care and protection of school property.

  • Use relevant technology to support instruction.

  • Observe and evaluate student performance and development.

  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and assignments as appropriate.

  • Provide appropriate feedback on student work.

  • Monitor and encourage individual student progress.

  • Provide guidance to students which will promote educational development.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development.

  • Update records accurately and completely as required by laws and district policies.

  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.

  • Stay current with most recent developments in appropriate subject area as initiated by the school or district.

  • Cooperate with and participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the total school program.

  • Foster and maintain effective communication with parents and/or guardians.


  • Build strong and meaningful relationships with students in order to create a safe and nurturing classroom environment.

  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing routines, procedures, and expectations and holding students to rules and expectations.

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students of diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

  • Commitment to the success of all children.


  • Consider oneself a life-long learner, always willing to seek to improve, share, grow and evolve.

  • Continually stay abreast of best practices with the field and the profession.

  • Maintain an open-classroom approach to learning, including observing peers, inviting peer observers into the classroom, and sharing practices to improve instruction.

  • Participate in regular appropriate professional development activities throughout the school year.

  • Become acquainted with, and then further develop an understanding and use of Expeditionary Learning practices and pedagogy.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Tapestry Charter School mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


● Library Media Specialist Certification preferred

● Bachelor's or Master's degree required

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Itinerant Location 65 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo NY 14216

Salary Competitive Y

Appointment Status Permanent

Position Status Part time, Full time

Contact Person's Name Lauren Pratt

Contact Person's Title Director of People Operations

Contact Person's Phone 716-204-5883

Contact Person's Email