Instructions for postings

Jobs posted here include all types of school library work--librarians, assistants, heads of library programs, or other specialized jobs. Postings are meant to reflect jobs in the BAISL membership which become available, but may also include other relevant school library job postings.

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Current postings

Oakland Hebrew Day School
Librarian and Social Studies Workshop Facilitator
Start date: August 2014

Oakland Hebrew Day School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian and Social Studies Workshop Facilitator. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners.

OHDS K-8 Librarian/Middle School Social Studies Position

Library Responsibilities include:

• Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with OHDS faculty
• Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with OHDS faculty
• Benchmark library curriculum with school, ALA, NETS-S and Common Core standards
• Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
• Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair, birthday book program and spring Passover sale
• Develop and maintain a collection of over 11,000 print and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books in English and Hebrew
• Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings Maintain Library website
• Build and maintain library units and lessons on Schoology
• Catalog library materials
• Supervise student and community volunteers
• Perform circulation desk duties, readers' advisory and reference services for students and faculty
• Participate in school curriculum development by attending middle school and general studies weekly meetings
• Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
• Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
• Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
• Take an active part in the life of the school community
• Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc

Middle School Social Studies

Responsibilities Include:
• Work with General Studies Director to design and implement CCS aligned social studies units that emphasize depth of learning and focus on developing essential skills in reading, research, writing and discussion
• Facilitate the research process to support student learning of general knowledge and interest-driven topics
• Facilitate regular small group inquiry-based discussions in response to primary source materials and current events
• Guide and support students to effectively and appropriately use social media platforms to support academic learning
• Guide and support students to use a variety of digital projects.

Salary/Benefits negotiable based on experience.

Application Process

Interested parties should Contact: Tania Schweig, OHDS General Studies Director,

Open until filled.

Posted June 13, 2014

Saint Mark's School
P/T Library Assistant (15 hours/week)
Starts August 25, 2014

Saint Mark’s is seeking a one year, part-time library assistant. There is potential flexibility for hours and days for the right candidate. This role is evolving and may become full-time in the future at which point another search will be conducted.

The library assistant aids the librarian in the everyday maintenance and operation of the library and its’ related programs. The job is comprised of circulation duties, materials processing, and a variety of special projects.

The ideal candidate will have: Library experience in a K-8 independent school. A MLIS degree or advanced coursework. Knowledge and love of children’s literature and the ability to promote a culture of reading. Comfort and ability to use library related technology. The right person will also be extremely professional, flexible, and have excellent organizational skills.

Saint Mark's School is an independent, nonreligious, coeducational K-8 school located in the Bay Area in San Rafael, CA, with an enrollment of 380 students. Innovative, inclusive, and full of heart, Saint Mark's unites an enriched, rigorous academic program with a kind and inclusive community. The school nurtures a love of learning, engagement in the community, and development of compassion and an ethical framework. Students learn and practice the intellectual, social, and emotional skills they will apply to the unique challenges and opportunities of their time; graduates stand out not only for their intellectual curiosity and pursuit of ideas, but also for their joy of learning and deep sense of responsibility to be active, engaged citizens.

Saint Mark’s has established a consistent practice of thoughtful innovation in its curricular program, focusing on current century skills and concepts including four cross-disciplinary literacies: Cross-Cultural Literacy, Ecological Literacy, Media and Information Literacy, and Social and Emotional Literacy. Highlights include the NAIS Leading Edge Award-winning Media Literacy program; well-established local and global partnerships with the Canal Alliance of San Rafael, eSibonisweni School and Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, Beijing Experimental Primary School #2 in China, and Pan American School in Costa Rica, among others; iPads in the third and fourth grades; a one-to-one laptop program beginning in sixth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in kindergarten; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.

Saint Mark's is a vibrant and diverse community, and all community members continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. Saint Mark's is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and multiculturalism. Saint Mark's salary and benefits are very competitive by both NAIS and regional standards. For more information about Saint Mark's School, please visit our website (

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume via email to Alli Decker, Librarian, at

Posted June 9, 2014

Miramonte High School
Library Assistant

Job posting: Full-time (40 hrs/week) Library Assistant at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. This is an 11-month position. It DOES NOT require a finished library degree or teaching credential. The library assistant works with the (one) full-time credentialed Teacher Librarian.

The current hours are 7:30am-4:00pm; I believe these are the same hours for next year. Closing date is this Monday, June 9th. I am not recruiting for this position; this posting is merely informative.

Posted June 5, 2014

The Harker School
Preschool Part Time Librarian: 15 hours/week

The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving grades Preschool through 12th. Located in San Jose, Harker has four campuses located within minutes of each other. For over 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of part time Preschool librarian to provide weekly programming for students aged 2.5 – 5 years.

Start Date: August 2014 (Academic year position)


How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume as one PDF or Word document attachment and reference "PT PS Librarian" in the subject line to

Posted May 13, 2014

Head-Royce School
Library Assistant
Start date: August 2014

Job Description

This is a 25 hour per week position in both the lower school (K-5) and main (6-12) libraries. As a member of the Head-Royce Library team the candidate will work with learners K-adult in a community of 950 members. Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the libraries determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise. Summer hours may be available in other departments on campus.



The School Library Assistant will know, or be willing to learn, how to do the following:

Beginning salary is $15 per hour plus benefits.

Application Process
Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Mary Goglio, Library Director, Head-Royce School, 4315 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 or Head-Royce is an equal opportunity employer.

Mary Goglio, Library Director
Head Royce School
4315 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94103

Posted May 7, 2014

The Nueva School, Hillsborough
Research Instructor and Information Resources Administrator

The Nueva School is an internationally recognized independent school PK-9 expanding to PK-12 serving gifted and talented students since 1967. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his recent book That Used to Be Us in the chapter Average Is Over. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist projected-based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in numerous other core and elective areas including STEM, the arts, entrepreneurship, and physical education to name but a few. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.

This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator to help design and develop an innovative world class PK-12 research instruction and information resource program based at our new research and information resource center at our new San Mateo campus opening Fall 2014. The successful candidate will help lead research instruction and information resource administration covering emerging, online, digital, and traditional media. S/he will provide direct research instruction to students and work with faculty to incorporate research skills, diverse information resources, intelligent use of technology, and critical thinking skills across interdisciplinary, project based, learning experiences. S/he will help create, curate, and administer access to world-class information resources and help to fit, finish, equip, and resource the new facility. The research instruction and information resources program will leverage the School’s progressive use of computers and technology. Nueva currently offers 1:1 laptop, digital citizenship, design thinking, computational thinking, and technology education programs school wide as well as specific middle and upper school programming electives.

Nueva is also located close to many world class universities, other innovative educational organizations, technology companies, and educational technology companies. The school has developed successful collaborations with many of these academic and commercial organizations. You will work to establish new relationships and build upon existing collaborations to advance PK-12 education, research instruction, and information resource administration within the school and broader education community.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, innovative, and inspiring researcher, instructor, information resource administrator, and colleague collaborator. The successful candidate will also have strong technology and traditional, digital, and online media experience and skills. The ability to differentiate and help guide students and colleagues of varying experience and expertise is very important.

The Nueva School promises a stimulating environment. Do not be surprised if you have incredibly creative suggestions from students or other faculty for interdisciplinary research, learning, or teaching opportunities or if you find highly skilled or knowledgeable parents willing to help teach classes or administer resources and programs.

General Responsibilities
• Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
• Convey enthusiasm for content, skills, and intellectual inquiry
• Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
• Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
• Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
• Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
• Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
• Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
• Support the well-being of all students
• Demonstrate interest in and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
• Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission

Specific Responsibilities
• Develop and deliver a state of the art research instruction program
• Evaluate current library and other information resources and establish and manage a resource development plan and budget to support the school's evolving needs
• Develop and administer a world class portfolio of information resources to support a state of the art research instruction program, student and faculty needs, and the curricular goals of Nueva
• Work collaboratively with the Head of School, Division Heads, and faculty to develop instructional programs for students and faculty to conduct research including use of multiple technologies and information resources
• Reach out to community resources to establish and leverage appropriate partnerships
• Maintain and monitor licensing of information resources

• Masters Degree in Library or Information Sciences
• Masters Degree in Education and/or classroom teaching experience
• At least 3-5 years of professional experience in library, information sciences, and/or education
• An understanding of contemporary developments in research instruction, information resource administration, and related technologies
• Demonstrated exceptional research, teaching (of students and colleagues), collaboration, administrative, and budgeting skills
• Experience with interdisciplinary education • High level of competency/familiarity with online databases, catalogs, and other library resources as well as knowledge of reference and information science standards
• Superior multi tasking, organizational, teaching, writing, and presentation skills
• Strong team player
• Experience with and appreciation of independent school and/or college environments

Additional Details
This is a full-time PK-12 position, reporting to the Head of School. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Application Process
To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to

Posted April 7, 2014



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