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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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  • Job postings may take up to a week to appear, as BAISL is an all-volunteer run organization.

Current Postings

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

Library Assistant
Head-Royce School

Located on a 14-acre campus in the hills of Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 127-year history. Our mission is to inspire 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.


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 for library of the future
  • Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats
  • Prepare displays as needed
  • Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative web sites 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
  • Acceptance to or current enrollment in MLIS program
  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents
  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task as an effective team member
  • Ability to follow through on long term projects and prioritize projects as necessary
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Cataloging and general library experience
Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to 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.

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