The Library Assistant’s main responsibility is to help the library fulfill its mission by providing support to the library’s professional staff. This member of the library team must be technologically savvy, actively contribute to innovation, have a keen visual eye toward creative displays, and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a 20-25 hour per week position and pays $20/hour. This position is for the 2019-2020 school year and begins approximately 8/23/19.
The preferred candidate will be enrolled in an accredited Library/ Information Science Master’s program.
Assist in creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that supports the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of students and is conducive to learning and collaboration of teaching staff.
Provide coverage of library spaces in librarians’ absence - must be available from 4-6 pm at least 3 evenings a week
Assist students and faculty with finding digital and print resources and recommend materials through reader’s advisory
Assist with physical and digital maintenance of Middle and Upper School collections including processing and cataloging new materials
Circulation – check in and shelve library materials; assist patrons with catalog and check out; generate overdue notices, etc
Troubleshooting technical issues with computers and other digital equipment
Assist with maintaining physical appearance of library spaces
Assist with bulletin boards & book displays, blog, web page, LibGuides, programming, and special projects
Provide coverage at Middle School Knowledge Bar as needed
Able to push and lift up to 25lbs and able to engage in frequent movement (standing, walking, crouching, twisting, reaching)
Berkeley Carroll is committed to an inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Briar Sauro, Director of Libraries and Research
About The Berkeley Carroll School
The Berkeley Carroll School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed pre-kindergarten through 12th Grade day school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The school is a creative and intellectual community where devoted teachers challenge and engage talented students. Its demanding curriculum and vibrant civic life prepare graduates for success in college and for the greater endeavor—a life of critical, ethical, and global thinking. For more information, visit www.berkeleycarroll.org