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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.

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  • Jobs are posted until employers send a message to to remove postings or until one year has passed.
  • Job postings may take up to a week to appear, as BAISL is an all-volunteer run organization.

Current Postings

School Librarian / Library Media Specialist (1 Year Contract)
French American International School


  • Minimum B.S. or B.A. in Education including library science/media hours to meet State Certification standards or equivalent experience
  • A master’s degree in library and information studies is preferred
  • A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree 

Job Goals:

  • ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and savvy and ethical users of information
  • instill a love of learning and reading in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness
  • provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program 


As a leader and an excellent communicator the school librarian creates an environment that is inviting, safe, and conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff. 

Instructional Partner

As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:

  • participating in the curriculum development process to ensure that the curriculum include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners
  • collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
  • joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school
  • Perform an integral role in promoting the effective use of educational technologies in the school by working closely with the school's technology coordinator 

Information Specialist

As information specialist, the school librarian manages the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information.

  • developing and maintaining a wealth of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community (e.g. online databases; eBooks; audiobooks; online catalogs; creativity and research tools; and professionally vetted websites)
  • cooperating and networking with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school
  • connect the school with the global learning community
  • understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same
  • organizing the collection for maximum and effective use 


As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students’ success by guiding them in:

  • reading for understanding, exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
  • embracing the world of information and all its formats
  • working with peers in successful collaboration for learning
  • help students develop important information literacy and digital citizenship skills 

Program Administrator

As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to design the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:

  • Aligning with school strategic plans and manage the continuous improvement of the library program
  • collecting and analyzing data to demonstrate correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs
  • maintaining frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and library website, parent newsletter, email, and other formats.

For more information contact

Posted 8.20.2017

Marin School

Reports to: Assistant Head of School

Position Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Contact Information: Barbara J. Brown, Head of School, The Marin School, 150 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. 415-339-9336. Please send resumes to


The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a full-time Librarian.

The Marin School currently serves 100 students in grades 9-12 with the goal to grow enrollment over the next 3 years. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.

The Marin School faculty and staff are made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring people who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek employees who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to be a productive member of our community.

The Marin School seeks a highly qualified, forward thinking, collaborative educator to be its librarian. The librarian will plan, direct, implement, promote, and evaluate the library program. The librarian will empower students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, researchers, and ethical users of gathered information. The librarian will provide faculty members with resources to supplement their curricula, whether in-house or accessed through technology. The librarian will also provide leadership and expertise in collection development, selecting and maintaining print and digital resources that represent diverse perspectives and needs. The librarian will create a learning environment that is easily accessible, aesthetically pleasing, and inviting to students and faculty. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful candidate will be upbeat, innovative, patient, and able to connect with students both as young scholars and as individuals.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the daily operations of the TMS Library.

  • Provides technical services for the TMS Library users.

  • Supervises, assists and manages students using the library and required freshman Study Halls in library.

  • Staffs the circulation desk.

  • Processes and shelves library materials.

  • Manages use of school-owned chromebooks.

  • Maintains subscriptions for  database products, eBooks and other electronic resources.  

  • Works to make the library a welcoming, pleasant, and helpful environment.

  • Promotes and furthers information literacy for all students through planning, instruction, and provision of necessary support to faculty.

  • Provides reference assistance to students, faculty, and parents.

  • Works with faculty to coordinate reading promotion efforts, along with wider-ranging curricular issues such as innovation, creativity, racial and gender literacy and other areas.

  • Develops and maintains a collection of information resources in all formats that serve the curriculum demands, personal interests, and pleasure reading needs of the community.

  • Publicizes the library, its services and collections to promote the role of the library in the life and curriculum of the school

  • Works with our Director of IT to plan for and implement use of new and emerging information technology on campus.

  • Coordinates and schedules use of the library for meetings, classes and other events.

  • Participates actively in the life of TMS, and particularly around student life,  through attendance at meetings, involvement in activities and interest in the school community.

  • Keeps abreast of current practices and issues in librarianship through journal reading, membership in associations, and attendance at conferences and other professional-development events.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • MLS/MLIS degree, or similar advanced degree, from an ALA-accredited program or currently enrolled in an MLIS program.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, Google Docs, database management, and a proven ability to learn new technology quickly.

  • Three to five years experience working in a library, preferably in a managerial role at a school.

  • Experience working with high school or college students.

  • Extensive knowledge of library-specific applications and information systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Proactive in planning, problem solving, executing, and communicating.

  • Trustworthy and loyal. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.

Hours: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Monday-Friday during the school year (August 18-June 9)

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Please email cover letter, resume and four contacts for references to: We hope to fill the position as soon as possible. New Faculty/Staff Orientation is on August 18 and the first day of school is August 28.

Posted 8.4.2017

Lower School Librarian
Keys School

Keys School, a K-8 of approximately 320 students and 45 faculty, seeks a half-time Lower School Librarian to begin August 10, 2017.  Founded more than forty years ago, Keys believes students’ curiosity and intellect are best nurtured in a safe and supportive environment that offers a constructivist approach to learning. Faculty create interdisciplinary projects that require students to think critically and work collaboratively. Today Keys is known for helping students to become compassionate and empathic community members while developing the confidence to find their voice and advocate for themselves. 

With a cross-divisional buddy program, ice skating lessons, classes in self-science, and an extensive outdoor education program beginning in kindergarten, the school offers an array of distinctive programs.  These experiences, in concert with a strong academic program, prepare students to matriculate to the region’s highly selective independent secondary schools and rigorous public high schools.

The school is situated on two campuses, about a mile apart.  The Lower School campus houses grades K-4, approximately 180 students and 30 faculty and staff.  The Middle School campus houses grades 5-8, approximately 140 students, and 30 faculty and staff. 

The Lower School Librarian has a multifaceted role as teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and faculty member. The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of children’s academic, social, and emotional development; knowledge of library and research skills; awareness of current literature and resources; familiarity with authentic assessment practices and current technologies; and passion for working with K-4 children.  

The successful candidate will have a proven record of collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in independent schools and a graduate degree in a related field are preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to

Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit

posted 6.6.17

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