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Current postings

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
High School Library Assistant

Job Description:

Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep’s busy high school library seeks a reliable, part-time Library Assistant to open the Library at 7:00 am and work until 1:00 pm during the school year. Position begins August 19, 2014.

Our library program focuses on preparing our students for university-level research. The library is a state-of-the-art facility with a warm and friendly environment, staffed by two full-time librarians and two library assistants.

We are looking for a tech-savvy multitasker who would enjoy supporting students and teachers in an academic environment. Must have expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, online databases, and audiovisual technology. Sense of humor and experience working with students a plus.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is a Roman Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school located a few blocks from San Francisco's Civic Center. The school is owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and sponsored by the Christian Brothers and the Daughters of Charity. It has a diverse student population of 1250 students reflecting the demographics of the city. Although the institution dates back to 1852, the facility is modern. During the past decade, nearly 100% of students have continued on to higher education each year.


Duties include: performs clerical routines, including word processing and typing; manages the routine for the circulation of materials and distribution of equipment; manages periodical subscriptions, processing and routing; assists students and teachers in locating materials and using computers; assists in the supervision of students the Library; assists with inventory. Benefits and lunch included.


-BA/BS degree or Library Tech Certification

-Experience working in a library setting

-Experience working with students a plus

-Experience with Google Apps a plus

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience.

Closing Date:

June 1, 2014

Contact Name:

Danielle Farinacci, Librarian

Mailing Address:

SHC Library
1055 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Contact Phone: (415) 775-6626 x.874

Contact email:

For more information, please visit:

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Danielle Farinacci, Librarian, at

Posted April 9, 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

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.

Purpose Statement
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:
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)

Job Goal
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.

Job Responsibilities
· 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.

Educational Leadership

· 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 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 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
Library Assistant

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.



Responsibilities: 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.

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.

Job Description:
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.

Responsibilities include:


Desired Qualifications and Traits:

Physical Requirements:

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:

Posted April 26, 2013

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