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San Domenico School, San Anselmo (Marin)
Part-time Library Assistant
20 hours/week -- Mon-Fri, 12:30-4:30 pm
Who we are
Dedicated to being California’s leading independent school, serving pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students of all faiths, San Domenico School is committed to excellence in education, preparing the next generation of global leaders.
The Library Assistant works with the Director of Libraries to help fulfill the mission of the Library Program and collaborates with teaching staff to integrate components of the academic curricula into the Information Literacy Scope & Sequence.
The Library Assistant interacts daily with students, teachers and parents assisting with access to the library’s print and online resources, helps supervise the library facility and provides administrative and clerical support.
Job Responsibilities of a Library Assistant
1. Instruction & Curriculum Support
The Library Assistant promotes reading and information-literacy by:
· Planning and conducting weekly ‘story-times’ with Primary School students; facilitating discussions around setting, plot, characters and themes and providing instruction in using the Dewey Decimal System and the Online Catalog
· Providing instruction and guidance for students in the use of print and electronic resources
· Supporting the information-literacy needs of students and staff
2. Administrative & Clerical
The Library Assistant supports the efficient management of the library by:
· Assisting with cataloging and circulation duties
· Responding to patron needs by assisting in the selection of print and online resources, answering reference questions and assisting with copying & scanning requests
· Maintaining the library facility and its print, digital and technology resources
· Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Libraries
· At least 2 years of college or university classes; Masters of Library & Information Science coursework preferred
· Experience working in a public or school library with proficiency in using Library Management Software
· Demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and students
Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/403b retirement plan and daily lunch.
How to apply
Please send cover letter, describing your educational philosophy and how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements to: email@example.com
Or mail to:
San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Human Resources - Library Assistant Position
Posted July 25, 2013
Brandeis Hillel Day School - San Francisco
Librarian/Media Specialist (50% time)
Provide leadership and expertise necessary to establish a library media program as an integral part of the instructional program of Brandies Hillel Day School. The Library Media Specialist assumes all responsibilities related to the effective operation and evaluation of the schools' library/media programs and works closely with the Media/Technology Specialist to that end.
· Directs, organizes, and supervises the personnel and services essential to a library media program centered on students' needs and the instructional goals of the school.
· Works collaboratively with the BHDS Media/Technology Specialist and the Director of Technology to implement the library media and technology program
· Develops and maintains a long-range plan for library media instruction and services and collaborates with classroom teachers to develop specific subject-area projects that integrate information literacy and technology skills.
· Evaluates the library collection, and then establishes a collection development plan and annual budget that will ensure that the collections support the schools' curricula and encourage student recreational reading.
· Works with the Head of Campus, Head of Middle School, Media/Technology Specialist, and the Director of Technology to develop and implement a sequential program of information and technology literacy for teachers and students.
· Develops and implements programs that support Jewish Studies programs.
· Develops and implements programs that teach students skills to conduct research and prepare research papers.
· Acts as a consultant/trainer to teachers and staff on matters dealing with information and technology literacy and advises them on techniques and resources to enhance classroom instruction.
· Educates the staff about the role and importance of the Library Media Program and does whatever is necessary to embed the effective use of the Library/Media Center in support of classroom instruction.
· Keeps the teachers and administration informed of issues, needs and the operation of the schools' Library Media Program.
· Evaluates the effective operation of the Library Media Program through annual data analysis and surveys of staff.
· Any other general duties as determined by the Head of School or Head of Campus.
· Keeps abreast and informed of new and emerging technologies and their potential impact on successful instruction and learning, providing systematic whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction to teachers and staff on their use.
· Encourages and stimulates the search for effective and innovative methods of instruction.
· Works closely with teachers, technology specialist, and Head of Campus to plan for staff and curriculum development to meet specific school goals/needs.
Reports to: Head of Campus
· A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
· A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university preferred, with a preference given to those accredited by the American Library Association.
· Certification valid for service as a Library Media Specialist in the California. Preference will be given to candidates who, along with valid certification as a Library Media Specialist, also have technology experience/courses in their background.
· At least five years in education preferred three years of which will be as a Library Media Specialist in a school setting.
Applications accepted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO phone calls please.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Posted July 17, 2013
Phillips Brooks School
Librarian/Information Resources Assistant
The Phillips Brooks School (PBS) announces a search for a librarian/information resources assistant teacher, beginning in the fall of 2013. This person will join a growth-oriented and collaborative learning community committed to the school’s mission and core values. PBS believes that program excellence is defined by intentional instruction in social learning and a range of specials integrated with core academic disciplines.
The librarian/information resources assistant teacher is responsible for teaching students in grades K – 5, coaching and collaborating with faculty, and interacting with parent volunteers. This person must be knowledgeable about children’s literature and equally adept with print and digital resources. This person maintains a collection of over 12,000 items. Among the specific responsibilities and expectations, the librarian/information resources assistant teacher:
• Builds cultural literacy and reinforces school values through children’s literature by reading to classes and engaging students with meaningful discussion.
• Teaches students how to navigate information resources that will expand and refine their research at a developmentally-appropriate level.
• Assists students browsing the collection by making connections from one level-appropriate book to another.
• Collaborates with classroom teachers to design and support units of study.
• Partners with the Library and Media Teacher
• Coordinates parent volunteers who shelve books.
• Manages the library budget.
The successful candidate must love children’s literature and working with elementary age students, possess a nurturing teaching style and an inclination to collaborate, and interact with parents in a supportive manner. This person must also be meticulous, organized and detail-oriented.
A complete application includes a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for 3 – 5 references, and a response to the following questions: a) describe an experience that illustrates your participation in a team effort; b) describe an experience that illustrates your response to constructive feedback from a colleague or supervisor.
Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send to email@example.com. The subject line should read: Library Assistant – [your last name]. Applications received by May 10 will be prioritized in our search process.
Posted May 7, 2013
Head Royce School
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.
- Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents.
- Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team.
- Cataloging and general library experience.
- Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually.
- Ability to multi-task
- Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages.
Responsibilities: the School Library Assistant will know, or be willing to learn, how to do the following:
- Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats
- Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative web sites to online catalogs
- Prepare online resources
- Maintain circulation system; Track overdue materials – generate notices, follow through with students, parents,and business office when necessary
- Maintain print collection as necessary : clean, repair, and shelve with assistance of parent volunteer
- Maintain periodicals and subscriptions
- Basic maintenance of A/V/tech (laptops, camera, shuffles, etc.)
- Order and maintain office/cataloging/processing/book repair supplies
- Prepare displays as needed
- Photograph or otherwise document displays and library programs
- Oversee annual inventory
- Assist in the general supervision of the library and help maintain welcoming, quiet atmosphere, general order, neatness, and learning environment
- Open and/or close the library when needed
- Miscellaneous, as arises
- Assist students, faculty, and staff:
- Assist with research and ready reference
- Assist with exploration of tools and technology for library of the future
Beginning salary is $15 per hour plus benefits.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Head-Royce is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted April 29, 2013
Redwood Day School
Part-Time Assistant Librarian (10 hours per week)
Redwood Day School is an East Bay leader in developmentally grounded education that prepares students for high school, for college, and for life. Established in 1963, RDS is an independent, diverse K-8 school that combines challenging academics, small classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children's social and emotional development -- allowing students to discover and build on their strengths as individual learners. Our learning community is closely connected to our Oakland neighbors through an ethos of service, diversity, and sustainability. Our students develop into self-aware and confident young people who advocate for themselves and others, throughout school and beyond.
We are looking for a part-time Assistant Librarian who supports the Head Librarian in our K-8 library, which houses over 14,000 volumes in a beautiful space. We are seeking an individual with a passion for books and information literacy who will plan and teach library curriculum in 6 weekly scheduled lower school classes, as well as assist with typical library maintenance. In collaboration with the Head Librarian, the Assistant Librarian may also be asked to assist with online databases, student research projects and parent education as needed. Applicants should have a strong commitment to working in a diverse community.
This position reports to the Head Librarian and Assistant Head of Academics; it begins August 2013 and follows the academic calendar year.
- Plan, organize and teach six classes per week
- Assist in building and maintaining the library collection
- Perform normal library maintenance, which includes (but is not limited to) checking books in and out, shelving and inventory, on an as-needed basis
- Work with classroom teachers, as determined by the Head Librarian, to assist with online information resources that support the curriculum, providing classroom assistance with research when availability allows
- Attend monthly library staff meetings and bimonthly Lower School Divisional meetings after school
- All other projects, handouts and additional work are to be approved by the Head Librarian
- Bachelor of Arts/Science
- Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and adolescents, and effective classroom management skills
- Candidate has strong communication and organizational skills, and is motivated to work with a strong existing team
Desired Qualifications and Traits:
- Masters in Library Science or coursework in Library Science
- Integration of technology in curriculum
- Able to lift 50 lbs.
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing background check and TB test.
Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.
Candidates should send a letter of intent, resume, and completed RDS Employment Application to: AssistantLibrarianJob@rdschool.org.
Posted April 26, 2013