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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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
Archbishop Mitty High School
Archbishop Mitty High School is accepting resumes from candidates interested in the position of librarian. Position effective August 1, 2013. Submit resume and cover letter to the following:
Keith B. Mathews
Archbishop Mitty High School
5000 Mitty Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
Ø Graduate degree in library science
Ø Proficiency in written and oral communication
Ø Superior knowledge of contemporary information literacy
Ø Through familiarity with academic databases
Ø Computer literacy in word processing, iPad use, and web-based
services (Google docs, etc.)
Ø Ability to train both teachers and students in information literacy
Ø Skill in personnel management
Ø Three years like experience
Ø Practicing Catholic; or…
Ø Comfort within a Catholic setting
Salary Range: $70-90k
Closing Date: May 31, 2013
Archbishop Mitty High School is a private, Catholic high school owned and operated by the Diocese of San Jose. It educates approximately 1700 students in a co-educational setting and an exclusively college prep curriculum. Applicants are encouraged to review the school’s website: www.mitty.com.
Archbishop Mitty High School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.
Posted April 24, 2013
Full-Time Librarian 2013-2014
Castilleja School is an all-girls school dedicated to excellence in educating young women and in cultivating young leaders. Castilleja prepares students to thrive in the information-rich landscape of the 21st century. The library team collaborates with classroom faculty to ensure that students master vital skills of information access and evaluation, with a particular emphasis on critical thinking about information quality and reliability. Members of the library staff are purposefully engaged with institution-wide initiatives and work to forward the strategic goals of the school.
In addition to our instructional role, librarians develop and maintain an excellent collection of materials, both physical and electronic, to support students in pursuing their academic and personal goals and interests. Further, the library organizes programs throughout the school year to promote student engagement in such topics as contemporary literature and issues in media literacy. Members of the library team collaborate with other program leaders on campus such as the ACE Center, Bourn Idea Lab and Academic Technology in order to coordinate our efforts to create rich, interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Contributes to tasks and projects related to all elements of the library program
- Provides a welcoming presence at the Reference and Circulation desk
- Answers reference questions and assists students and faculty with use of library materials, both physical and electronic
- Monitors student behavior in the library, maintaining a positive atmosphere for collaborative and independent study
- Manages circulation, including requests for new materials, hold requests, lost, and overdue materials
- Processes new materials, including cataloging and classification under the supervision of Library Director
- Maintains Integrated Library System (ILS), including tracking necessary updates, troubleshooting, and considering alternative solutions for library services in collaboration with members of the technology department
- Modifies records in the ILS for the purpose of enhancing bibliographic control
- Contributes to ongoing, thoughtful weeding of the collection
- Contributes to readers’ advisory services
- Creates content for the library website and digital sign to promote library materials and goals
- Manages maintenance and circulation of technology materials in the library collection
- Troubleshoots electronics in the library (including copier, printers, projector, and desktop computers)
- Contributes to maintenance of library displays, as well as shelving and shelf reading
- Coordinates parent volunteers and student assistants (TAs)
- Advanced degree or certification in Library Information Sciences or other related field of study preferred
- Prior experience in a middle, high school, college or university library preferred
- Experience working in a school environment and/or with groups of children and teens preferred
- Familiarity with a range of common technology applications is essential, as well as willingness to develop facility with new applications
- Must be able to establish and maintain a positive, comfortable atmosphere for students and faculty working in the library
- Applicant must be collaborative, flexible, and highly organized
For Consideration: Please click on the following link and follow the directions to apply there.
Posted March 29, 2013