The New York City (NYC) school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 80,000 teachers in over 1,700 schools.  In January 2003, the Department of Education (DOE) launched Children First: A New Agenda for Public Schools in New York City, a multi-year reform effort aimed at significantly improving student achievement through effective teaching and learning.

Position Summary:  The Director of Library Services will be an integral member of the OSPP leadership team participating in policy decisions as the leader of the Office of Library Services and the New York City School Library System.  The Director will spearhead critical initiatives in support of the alignment of library services with the citywide instructional expectations and the CCLS by steering the planning, development, and implementation of library standards, programs, instruction, and services in all schools, PreK-12. The Director provides policy guidance on the development of library standards and curriculum, fosters their implementation through library initiatives, offers ongoing opportunities for professional development, manages the delivery of library operational support to public and non-public schools throughout New York City, administers the Offices Library Services budget, and consults with schools, Children First Networks, and clusters about library program !

The Director of Library Services fosters strategic partnerships throughout the DOE, the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the NYC public library systems, foundations and community-based organizations, library vendors, and the library systems of institutions of higher education.  As Director of the New York City School Library System, the Director is responsible for the fulfillment of NYSED requirements for library systems through the development and ongoing management of a Plan of Service, fulfillment of annual reporting requirements, and compliance with state library system regulations and procedures.

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