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Current Postings

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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