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Librarian Consultant: Grades K-5

  • Date Posted
    • 5.13.21
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Role
    • Librarian
  • Commitment
    • Consultant
  • Location
    • Remote


Librarian Consultant: Grades K-5




EL Education is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country, ensuring that all students master rigorous content, develop positive character, and produce high-quality work. We create great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible.

EL Education’s portfolio of instructional materials and coaching services draws on decades of deep partnership with schools and districts in our national school network—those implementing our school model—and in our family of literacy partners—those implementing our Language Arts curriculum.

Based on our founding principles of meaningful work, character, and respect for teachers, EL Education’s offerings transform teaching and learning to promote habits of scholarship and character that lead to high student achievement. In addition to success on standardized tests, EL Education students demonstrate critical thinking, intellectual courage, and emotional resilience; they possess the passion and the capacity to contribute to a better world.

EL Education, a 501c(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1992 by Outward Bound USA in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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EL has gained national recognition as an organization providing high quality K-8 curriculum and professional development on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Librarian Consultant: Grades K-5 will work with design teams to identify literary and informational texts at the appropriate level using quantitative and qualitative measures, that are rich in multi-dimensional representation of diverse people and their lived experiences, with a focus on who is telling the story and why. This position represents an exciting and challenging opportunity for individuals who:
Have proven experience as a librarian for K-5 students
Have deep expertise in literacy and the requirements of the CCSS
Understand diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism and culturally responsive education as it pertains to texts selected as required reading for K-5 curriculum Experience in collections development in print and digital formats is a plus
Experience in sourcing books and other resources in Spanish or other languages besides English is a plus

We seek a librarian to begin in July 2021 and finish in February 2023. Work is estimated at 10-15 hours a week and will be paid at an hourly rate.


This position will report to the Director of Curriculum Design, and will:
Work with grade level teams to identify texts, to include both trade books and third party supplemental texts aligned to the content and the CCSS, with multi-dimensional representation of diverse people and their lived experiences.
Attend team meetings, honoring EL’s organizational norms; building relationships; proactively communicating if issues with the group or individuals arise; naming milestones and celebrating successes; promoting reflection and ongoing improvement.
Identify research texts to support the writing of appropriate supplemental texts for students (given content and literacy standards the module addresses) considering literacy skills to be addressed, cultural responsiveness, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
As needed, carry out special projects or problem solving as assigned by the Director of Curriculum Design.

A successful candidate will have:
A master’s degree in library science At least three years of experience as a librarian for primary and elementary aged students in a school or public library; collections development experience is a plus
Commitment to EL’s model of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and character development
Extraordinary written and verbal communications skills (phone, email, in-person, video conference)
Ability to manage complex tasks and tight deadlines independently and proactively
Keen eye for detail and ability to triage and problem-solve
Strong self-motivation and self-management skills; an effective independent worker
Ability to effectively collaborate flexibly in the virtual environment while working toward a common goal
Commitment to self-reflection and a growth mindset as a member of a high-functioning team


Completive rate offered, not eligible for benefits.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 12 2021. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Please submit your resume and one page cover letter online (link to EL’s Career Page) in MS Word or PDF format. In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education.
No phone calls please. EL will respond only to finalist candidates.


EL Education seeks individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE
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