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Instructional Librarian

  • 13 Mar 2023 2:29 PM
    Message # 13130186

    Level: Experienced

    Job Location: Sacred Heart Schools Atherton - Atherton, CA

    Position Type: Full Time 10 - Month Schedule of Duties

    Education Level: Master’s degree

    Salary Range: $92,000.00 - $95,000.00 Salary/year

    Job Category: Preparatory (9th-12th Grades)

    Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is seeking excellent candidates for an Instructional Librarian at the Preparatory.

    Organization Overview

    Founded in 1898, SHS is a Roman Catholic, coeducational, independent school and is comprised of four divisions: SHS Preschool and Kindergarten, SHS Lower and Middle Schools for grades one through eight, and Sacred Heart Preparatory for grades nine through twelve. Located on a beautiful 64acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 23 schools in the U.S. Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others. For more information about the schools, please visit our website:

    *We offer competitive compensation based on years of experience, education, and skill level. This position offers health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan, and more.

    Position Purpose: The instructional librarian works in partnership with the Library Director to create a robust information literacy program, a rich collection, and a productive learning environment in support of the college preparatory curriculum. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Student Support:

    §  Support students in all aspects of the research and writing process

    §  Assist students with the use of library resources including research databases, library catalog, citation generators and the printer

    §  Supervise students in the library to maintain a balance between the need for quiet spaces with collaborative, working group spaces

    §  Circulate materials to patrons and oversee overdue notices, work with Business Office to reconcile charges for unreturned or damaged materials, place requested materials on hold

    §  Willingness to support student engagement through participation in school wide events and activities during the school day

    Curriculum Support:

    §  Support Library Director and faculty in implementation of an information literacy program for students, including instruction in: finding, accessing and evaluating online sources, structuring effective online searches, fact-checking sources, synthesizing information, using information ethically and creating scholarly citation and works cited pages

    §  Schedule class visits and maintain library calendar

    §  Maintain currency in emerging library technologies and pedagogies relevant to a college preparatory high school

    §  Foster collegial relationships with faculty and departments to engender collaboration and effectively support faculty and students

    §  Maintain high level of professional development via membership in associations and networks, and attending professional meetings

    Collection Support:

    §  Using established collection development practices, select and order print and digital materials that support the curriculum, address diversity and foster a love of reading

    §  Promote a love of reading by maintaining a commitment to one’s personal reading, and recommending fiction and nonfiction books to students and faculty

    §  Create physical and online book displays to promote new materials

    §  Process new books and materials. Performs copy cataloging and deletes records for weeded titles

    §  Regularly update online database usage statistics

    §  Shelve books and shelf reads collection as needed

    §  Work with library director as needed on special projects


    §  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science required. Will consider current MLIS students.

    §  Prior experience working in a library and utilizing standard library practices including classification systems (e.g. Dewey) and MARC cataloging

    §  Ability to support student research and writing

    §  Demonstrated competency with Integrated Library Systems and research databases

    §  Experience with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs

    §  Interest in reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction books that are of interest to teens

    §  A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based on it

    Physical Requirements: 

    §  Works in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and complexities serving a varied constituency.

    §  Must comply with all state vaccination requirements and show proof of vaccination including but not limited to COVID-19 or proof of eligibility for exemption.

    §  Ability to travel safely and comfortably across a 64-acre campus.

    §  Requires the ability to safely lift and shelve heavy textbooks many times over the course of an hour.

    §  Requires the ability to actively circulate about the library, reach under tables, and sit for extended periods at a computer. 

    §  On a daily basis, spends extended time shelving books on very low shelves in a bent over position. Requires bending, sitting on floor, and extended reaching in order to shelve books.

    §  Requires the ability to regularly lift more than 20 pounds. 

    §  Requires manual dexterity to sort books, use the phone, the computer and other library equipment.

    To Apply:

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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