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Current Postings

Library Director
The Athenian School

Expected Beginning Date: August 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  April 26, 2018

Position Description:

The Upper School Library Director leads a service-oriented, student-centered library program that incorporates robust informational technology and collaborates with students, faculty and administrators to support the intellectual, creative and diverse cultural needs of the school community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implements dynamic, interactive and educational library programming to meet the needs and interests of the entire school community.
  • Collaborates with faculty to support the curriculum and school learning outcomes and provides various materials, classroom instruction and individual student assistance across the curriculum.  This includes the promotion of informational technology throughout the Upper School (US). 
  • Curates a diverse collection of resources in various formats that enriches the curricular offerings and promotes independent learning, and recreational reading.
  • Researches, purchases and processes materials for the library and maintains the online catalog, databases, magazines, films and other physical and electronics resources.
  • Manages the library budget and all financial reporting.
  • Coordinates library events and activities that promotes recreational reading, cultural competency and life-long learning.
  • Works with the Athenian Parent Association to recruit, train, supervise and retain parent library volunteers and support other library-related community activities.
  • Supervises the Assistant Librarian/Library Assistant and coordinates with the Middle School Librarian.
  • Teaches when agreed upon with the Head of Upper School and Director of Teaching and Learning.
  • Serves on the Curriculum Committee/Department Chair and Program Directors team.
  • Co-curricular responsibilities equivalent to a Full Time Faculty job description.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages in local and national independent library and technology associations, conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities.
  • Serves as an Advisor to 8-10 students.
  • Attends faculty meetings.
  • Participates in all-school functions, e.g., Morning Meetings, Tim Holm Day, Diversity Week, etc.
  •  Participates in orientation, the faculty retreat, and graduation.
  • Supervises classes for absent faculty.
  • CPR / AED TRAINED AND CERTIFIED – All Athenian employees must have up-to-date certifications in both cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and proper operation of a defibrillator (AED).

Core Qualifications:

Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science with significant work with informational technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with high school students

Please send letter of interest and current resume via email to: by Thursday, April 26, 2018.

School Description:

The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community.  Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 524 students, including 58 boarding students, 48 of whom are international students.  We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website:         

Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe; our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and step-parents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change. 

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status.  The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.

Posted 4/10/2018

Marin Primary and Middle School

Marin Primary & Middle School is seeking a librarian for the 2018-2019 school year. The School Librarian is an information specialist who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the David Hale Library Media Center. The Librarian develops, promotes and communicates the library media center’s program to the MP&MS community.

We are looking for a candidate that can:
•Ensure that students, staff and faculty are effective users of technology, ideas, and information. 
•Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 
•Instill a love of learning 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 is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program. 

Essential Responsibilities & Accountabilities: 
•Deliver Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship curriculum instruction. 
•Evaluate, promote, and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, and connect the school with global learning. 
•Work towards building and strengthening the professional development of teachers specifically in the area of integration of technology in the classroom. 
•Provide reference services to students, faculty, staff, and parent community. 
•Maintain the library catalog, book circulation, library website, and library research guides. 
•Manage the library space (special events, after school homework club, ec.) 

•MA in Library Science from an accredited program of the American Library Association. 
•Certification (or ability to become certified) as a Common Sense Media Educator. 
•Experience in private education preferred with a broad knowledge of primary and middle school literature. 
•Experience in advising or supporting a Middle School advisory program. Job Skills/Behavioral Skills Required: 
•Proficiency with technology integration in the classroom. 
•Computer literate with a variety of operating systems, platforms, and Learning Management Systems. 
•Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
•Well organized and detail oriented. 

To apply, please email our candidate team at or apply online using the following link:

Posted 3/20/2018

Middle School Librarian
Head-Royce School

Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated 6-12th grade Librarian who will be the human connection between students and information, as well as between teachers and information; who will develop critical thinkers, skillful researchers and enthusiastic readers; and, who is excited to instill a love of learning through collaborative programming. Our librarian will maintain welcoming, flexible, spaces where educators work with students, and where students collaborate and access information. These multifunctional spaces should facilitate studying, researching, meeting, creating, collaborating, and should offer physical and virtual access points to all formats of information.

  • Skilled in maintaining, adding, cataloguing and curating, a diverse collection of print, video, and digital
  • resources appropriate for a K-12 Library with an eye to the future
  • Skilled at research and citation, on multiple platforms; able to teach these skills to all grade-levels.
  • Collaboration skills, with an ability to create welcoming and inclusive spaces for students and adults
  • Demonstrated desire to work with children of all ages and understand their developmental needs
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • A service-oriented mind set with excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Technical skills for online management and communication of and about our resources
  • Master of Library Information Science Degree
  • Two years of high school library experience
  • Knowledge and training in all phases of school librarianship, with a clear understanding of the shifts in School Libraries in recent years, and a vision for moving forward.
Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:
  • Advanced degrees in the field of education or other academic subjects
  • Teaching experience
Head-Royce School Overview

Located on a 14-acre campus in the hills of Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a preeminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 129-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 875 students in three separate divisions — lower, middle and upper schools — and provides a dynamic, holistic education to every student. Students enjoy rich cultural experiences because of both the breadth and diversity of the student population. In the upper grades, there are numerous opportunities to engage with peers around the world through online courses and trips. There are 160 Professional Community members (faculty and staff) who are creative, dedicated leaders in their respective fields. Admission is highly competitive with students coming from a wide range of geographic locales.

Other Considerations

Compensation:  Competitive among comparable schools

Location: Oakland, California

Travel: (minimal)

Education: Master’s degree required

Start Date: August, 2018


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 “MS/US Library Position.”

Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want 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 3/11/2018

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