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Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES School System Library Media Specialist in Johnstown, New York

The HFM BOCES School Library System has an opening for a School System Library Media Specialist. This is a 10-month position with up to 10 days in the summer, if needed, with supervisor approval. Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide library services and assistance to component schools and internal programs.

  • Provide training in the use of existing or emerging technologies.

  • Provide reference and consultation services for system libraries

  • Assist with professional development, committee activities, and advocacy efforts.

  • Work both independently and collaboratively with school library media specialists.

  • Co-teaching collaboration with school librarians

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

The successful candidate will be a service-oriented, intellectually curious teacher-librarian to help advance the information and media literacy and diversity, equity and inclusion goals of our SLS Community. They will be future-oriented, motivated, well-organized, creative and enthusiastic.

Job Qualifications

All applicants must hold, be eligible or working on a NYS certification as a School Library Media Specialist. A certified teacher willing to work on School Library certification is also eligible. A teacher currently working on their library degree is eligible for an internship certification. Experience with instructional technologies is preferred. TEACH Clearance

Per Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required. Formal job offer/selection is contingent on ability to obtain a fingerprint security clearance through the TEACH system prior to working. For more information:

Equal Opportunity / Non-Discrimination

HFM BOCES is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, admissions and employment. HFM BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities, including admissions and employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the BOCES non-discrimination policies should be directed to Dr. Aaron Bochniak (, Assistant Superintendent for BOCES Operations and Component District Services, (518) 736-4305, HFM BOCES, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095. Inquiries may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, 646-428-3800, (Revised 9/2020) *Salary is commensurate with education and experience, as defined in Schedule D of the BOCES Teachers’ Association Agreement (available online at

Job Number: HFM2023_MediaSpec