The Aurora School library is one of the largest in East Bay independent schools with over 10,000 books for children to borrow every week. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Librarian for at part-time role (two days per week)managing our diverse collection. The ideal candidate would be an experienced librarian or teacher with a passion for books, reading, and children in grades K-5.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To ensure that the school library program, goals, and objectives are aligned with Aurora’s mission.
To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, lifelong learners, and ethical users of information.
To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information.
To support classroom teachers’ curriculum.
Reports to: Head of School
Supervises: Parent Volunteers
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or equivalent
Previous teaching/library experience and ability to integrate technology
Strong commitment to working in a diverse community and collaboratively
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Teacher credential as specified under state regulations
Strong background in early literacy
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge of and proficiency with technology and commitment to the unique role it plays in the education arena of the 21st century
Experience with L4U library catalogue database
About Aurora School
Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence and social engagement. Established in 1988, Aurora is an independent K-5 school that combines challenging academics, small multi-age classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children’s social and emotional development. We strive to foster students’ development into self-aware, confident life-long learners and leaders who step up to advocate for themselves and others, throughout school, in our Oakland community and in the world at large. Our talented staff provide a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school. The result is that Aurora graduates have a strong and solid foundation for middle school and beyond.
Aurora School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.