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Current Postings

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

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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