Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive for our community to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city.
Friends School employees are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience.
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for an interim Lower School Library Assistant to begin in January 2018 through June 2018. The status of this position is full-time non-exempt during the academic year. Daily hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30-4:00.
Assist students and teachers
Provide general oversight of the Lower School Library and Makerspace
Manage the accounting of Lower School Library budget
Check out materials and equipment
Provide support for equipment (including iPads, Chromebooks, and AV equipment, when necessary)
Perform clerical duties related to ordering books, periodicals and library office supplies
Run circulation related reports and maintain statistical records
Correspond with families regarding overdue notices and maintain billing records with the Business Office
Process duplicate books
Complete inventory as needed
Oversee the Lower School Birthday Books program
Train and oversee Lower School Library volunteers
Shelve books when they are returned
Assist and/or supervise small makerspace projects
Organize and inventory Makerspace materials
Other duties as assigned
Experience working in a school library (preferred)
Interest in and experience working with elementary age students
Flexibility, responsiveness, and good communication skills
Strong organization and attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in a busy library
Experience with a variety of computing platforms, including Mac, PC and iPad
Experience with spreadsheet software
Familiarity with Alexandria or other library automation software
Bachelor's degree and experience preferred
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply with their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents to the link on the school website. A search committee will review candidate information and will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.
Questions about the position may be submitted to Jennifer Robinson, Director of Academic Technology and Libraries.