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Library Assistant (Part time beginning August, 2019)
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
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.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Acceptance to or current enrollment in MLIS program
Start Date: August, 2019
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to Library@headroyce.org 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.
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
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume in PDF format via email to ReAnna Gailes, Director of the Learning Commons, at email@example.com. Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
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