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Instructional Librarian at Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton (Full Time)

The School

Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school whose educational philosophy is expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. The SHS Preschool and Kindergarten, SHS Lower and Middle Schools and Sacred Heart Preparatory for grades nine through twelve comprise the four divisions of SHS. Located on a beautiful 64‐acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 23 schools in the U.S. Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others.

To learn more about Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at

Position Summary:

The Instructional Librarian position is fulltime, non-exempt position that comes with an 10- month schedule of duties and accrued paid vacation. The Instructional Librarian works closely with the Library Director to foster a vibrant learning space conducive to independent and group inquiry. The Instructional Librarian supports the Library Director, students, faculty, and staff through instructional, supervisory, and clerical duties. This position shares responsibility for all other library duties with the Lucas Family Library staff. For a detailed job description, please click on or copy and paste the following into your web browser:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist students and teachers with research needs and with the use of library equipment and materials.
  • Teach students the skills necessary to access and use information ethically, providing instruction in the use of online resources, and compliance with bibliographic rules and styles through the use of formal and informal instructional methods.
  • Balance the need for a quiet space for students with the well-supervised space needed for small group collaboration and active learning. 

Requirements include: 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university.
  • Three years of library experience at the high school level, preferably in an independent school environment. 


This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan, lunch, and more.

To Apply:

To apply online send a resume and a cover letter to and indicate Prep Instructional Librarian 2019 in the subject line of the e‐mail. We apologize that we are not able to respond to email or phone requests for additional information.

You may also mail your resume to:

Sacred Heart Schools

150 Valparaiso Avenue Atherton, CA 94027

Attention Human Resources: Prep Instructional Librarian 2019

Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions. 

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.

Posted 9/9/2019

Library Assistant (Part time beginning August, 2019)
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 which are determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise. Summer hours may be available in other departments on campus.


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

  • Assist in facilitating a welcoming, engaging, environment while promoting a quiet atmosphere, general order, and neatness

  • Assist with exploration of tools and technology 

  • Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats

  • Prepare displays as needed

  • Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative websites to online catalogs

  • 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 volunteers

  • Maintain periodicals and subscriptions

  • Order and maintain office/cataloging/processing/book repair supplies

  • Prepare online resources

  • Photograph or otherwise document displays and library programs

  • Open and/or close the library when needed

  • Assist students, faculty, and staff

  • Assist with research and ready reference


  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents
  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task as an effective team member
  • Ability to follow through on long term projects and prioritize projects as necessary
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Cataloging and general library experience
  • Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages

Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 12-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 131-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

      Head-Royce enrolls 890 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources. 

      Other Considerations

      Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
      Location: Oakland, California
      Education: Acceptance to or current enrollment in MLIS program

      Start Date: August, 2019

      To Apply

      Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to with the subject line “Library Assistant.” 

      Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

      Posted 7/25/2019

      Learning Commons Specialist
      Mark Day School

      Full-time position beginning August 2019

      Mark Day School seeks an assistant school librarian for the full-time position of Learning Commons Specialist to begin August 2019. The Learning Commons, opened in 2018, is a new, two-story, 4,100-square-foot Learning Commons that houses the school’s digital and print collections. The Learning Commons includes adaptable, indoor-outdoor learning spaces as well as a storytelling area, a digital media lab, and quiet study rooms. The Learning Commons Specialist will report to the Director of the Learning Commons who leads the development and implementation of Learning Commons programs. The ideal candidate should have a passion for fostering a love of reading in K-8 students, an enthusiasm for media and information literacy education, an enterprising spirit, and experience working with young students.

      About Mark Day School

      Founded in 1980, Mark Day School is an independent, co-educational K-8 school located in the Bay Area in San Rafael, CA, with an enrollment of 380 students. Innovative, inclusive, and full of heart, Mark Day School unites an enriched, challenging 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.

      Mark Day School 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, media and information literacy, ecoliteracy, and social, emotional, and ethical 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 #2 Experimental Primary School in China, and Pan American School in Costa Rica, among others; iPads in the third and fourth grades; laptops beginning in fifth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in kindergarten; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.

      In spring 2018 the school completed a transformative campus project that includes renovation of the quad and amphitheater at the heart of the campus and the construction of a new Learning Commons, Digital Media Lab, and Creativity Lab. The new learning spaces are designed to support student-centered inquiry, hands-on discovery and tinkering, collaboration, and design thinking.

      Position Summary and Responsibilities

      Administrative: The Learning Commons Specialist is responsible for performing basic, routine tasks involved in supporting the Learning Commons, including cataloging and processing new books, reshelving books, managing reservations and use of the Upper Learning Commons facility, updating and creating book displays, creating instructional materials for Learning Commons programs, tidying up the Upper Learning Commons, etc. The Learning Commons Specialist is also responsible for executing the efficient management of circulation services.

      Programmatic: The Learning Commons Specialist is responsible for implementing book clubs and the Bizjack Reading Program. The ideal candidate will also assist in planning and conducting Learning Commons classes, in coordination with Director of Learning Commons.

      Education and Experience

      • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
      • Relevant experience with students in a school or school library environment preferred.
      Employment at Mark Day School Mark Day School is a vibrant and diverse community, and all community members continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. The school is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and multiculturalism. Mark Day School’s salary and benefits are very competitive by both NAIS and regional standards. For more information about Mark Day School, please visit our website (

      Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume in PDF format via email to ReAnna Gailes, Director of the Learning Commons, at Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

      Posted 5/29/2019

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