Marple Newtown

Librarian (16215)

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Posting ID16215

Applications are now being accepted for a Full-Time, Contracted Librarian.


                                                          Date of Posting: June 10, 2024



Title:                          Librarian


Classification:            Professional


Certification:             PA Library Science  



 Primary Function:


Responsible for serving as a Librarian and teaching library science K-12. Library Science is the science or art of gaining knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of collections of information in such formats as books, documents, manuscripts, data bases, recorded materials, electronic materials, computer software applications, shared information resources via networks or Internet, etc.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)


Conduct individual and group sessions teaching library science to students at the K-12 level.

Teach, lead and assist students and staff in the effective use of the library information center including use of equipment.

Assist and provide guidance to students, staff and others on varied research skills and resources.

Collaborate with staff regarding library support for instructional and subject content.

Analyze student and staff needs to determine what information is appropriate and; searching for, acquiring, and providing the information to students and staff.

Develop and direct information programs and systems.

Recommend the selection of library materials and oversee the organization of library materials.

Maintaining an orderly library/media center including, but not limited to, checking out and receiving library materials, organizing and shelving or storing library materials, and collecting overdue materials.

Trains and supervises assistants and volunteers.

Provides clerical and organizational support to the maintenance and operation of the library (e.g. processing purchase orders, all new materials, typing, and filing).

Maintains electronic and non-electronic periodicals, publications, newspapers, and records.

Oversees the operation of computers located in the library.

Coordinates and maintains library computer system where applicable.

Keeps statistical records, completes and submits reports.

Prepare, maintain and update inventory including periodic withdrawals of

materials and also the preparation of finalized inventory report.

Participates in individualized and group educational program planning and other similar activities that supplement educational objectives.

Performs all functions related to the computerized circulation system.

Creates and maintains computerized records for all students and staff and updates regularly.

Organizes and handles all IMS film services and AV materials when required.

Attends appropriate staff, professional meetings, and professional development activities.

Assists with and provides in-service training of school personnel and continuing education of staff.

Keeps abreast of new developments in the field.

Performs related work as required.

Assist in the development of STEM curricula.

Deliver STEM-oriented instruction through project-based learning methods.  

Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.

Experience in delivering professional development to teachers on STEM initiatives and instructional best practices in the STEM areas.

Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum.

Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM events/activities.

Initiates new programs that support the STEM vision.

Deep understanding of CSTA standards




Minimum Qualifications:


Valid PA School Library Science Certification required.


Skills and Abilities:


The position requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret instructions, general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. And the ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedures as well as to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, staff and the general public.


The position requires the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.


The position requires the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only a limited standardization exists.


The position requires the ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, the ability to plan and implement plans and activities based on district and building objectives and student needs and abilities.


The position requires the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, parents and the public as well as skill in oral and written communication.


The position requires comprehensive knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the library science field process; comprehensive knowledge of federal and state mandates and school procedures and regulations, relating to library science educational programs.


The position requires the ability to prioritize, organize, and perform work independently.




 If you are offered a position with Marple Newtown School District, please be advised that the following information will be required before you are able to begin working:


State Police Clearance (Act 34) - complete online and print your results immediately
Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) - effective 12/31/14, submit electronically

FBI Fingerprints (Act 114) - register & pay online, then go to the fingerprint location of your choice to be printed

***NOTE***When accessing Cogent ID for FBI fingerprinting, please register through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) option; fingerprinting records from any other state department will not be accepted.


School Health Record - includes physical & tb test from within a year
Act 24 (PDE Form 6004) - Arrest/Conviction Report
PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release -

A separate form must be completed for:

  1. Current employer; and
  2. All former employers that were school entities; and
  3. All former employers where you were in a position that involved direct contact with children.

The Marple Newtown School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability or other legally protected classification.  This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 610-359-4380.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$54,000.00 / Per Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/10/2024