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Current Postings

Assistant Librarian
San Francisco University High School

About San Francisco University High School:

At UHS, we believe that the deepest learning requires collaboration among people who embody a diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives. In order to build and sustain a community that is comprised of a wide range of social and cultural identities, we must continually engage in furthering our self-knowledge, equity literacy, and ability to communicate effectively across differences. We challenge ourselves to do this work on both a personal and institutional level, recognizing that our community is part of a larger and more complex world.

UHS is usually ranked as one of the top 20 high schools in the nation, and UHS students typically attend colleges ranked in the top 50 in the country. Enrollment stands at just over 400 students. The school is located in a residential neighborhood in the northern section of the city. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, UHS is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the California Association of Independent Schools, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board.

UHS enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Most students come from the city of San Francisco and Marin County, though some commute from the East Bay and the Peninsula. Students of color make up about 50% of the student body. The school distributes over $3.2 million in financial aid to 24% of the student body.

Job Opportunity

The Assistant Librarian position is a part-time (60%) position for the 2019/2020 school year.

The Assistant Librarian will report to the Librarian and will have responsibility for much of the day to day running of the library. In addition, the Assistant Librarian will be able to observe research classes being taught and may have the opportunity to do some teaching.

Job description

  • Circulation
    • Check in/out
    • Overdues management: reports, notices, and follow-ups
    • Managing and maintaining patrons record
  • Collection Management
    • Shelving, archiving, and logging magazines
    • Weeding and withdrawing materials
    • Inventory
  • Collection and Library Maintenance
    • Recommending books and other items for collection
    • Shelving and organizing books and other library materials
    • Covering and repairing books and library materials
    • Organizing textbook shelves
    • Stocking, organizing, and requesting supplies
    • Printer and copier support
    • Signage
  • Cataloging
    • Copy cataloging
    • Some original cataloging
    • Processing books ready for circulation
  • Presentation
    • Creating bulletin boards and other presentation materials
    • Book and library displays
  • Reference
    • One-on-one research assistance for teachers and students (using the online catalog, databases)
    • Readers’ advisory
  • Classes
    • Assistance designing libguides and keeping them up to date.
    • Assistance with teaching research classes
  • Other support
    • Training parent volunteers and managing library volunteer binder
    • Library management of students
    • Library calendar management
    • Participating in school-wide events and activities
    • Lost and found and other general maintenance

Necessary skills

The candidate should already have, or be working on, an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is for the academic year 2019/2020, with a competitive salary and benefits.


San Francisco University High School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their materials using the online application at:

Posted 4/26/2019

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