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 to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
We are currently seeking an Upper School Library Assistant/Cataloger to begin late August 2019. The Library Assistant works closely with the Upper School Librarian, supporting students and teachers, and ensuring that the Library is a welcoming place for all. This position requires a degree of independence and initiative and a willingness to actively support a busy, community space.
Status: Full-time non-exempt during the academic year (late August through mid-June)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore was founded in 1784. By setting high standards of excellence for a diverse and caring community, Friends School seeks to develop in each student the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and creative strengths to make a positive contribution to the world. The faculty and staff of Friends support the mission of the School through their commitment to a collaborative work environment, to which they contribute joy, passion, sense of humor, organization, and flexibility. Regardless of position, Friends School employees interact with students and colleagues in a respectful and warm manner.
In addition to a commitment to the fundamental ideals of Quaker education, Friends School staff members are expected to model and foster the habits of mind, which we believe are essential to an outstanding 21st century education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience.
Provide daily oversight of the Upper School library
Supervise and assist students
Check out materials and equipment
Provide support for equipment, including: iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, copier, printers, and AV equipment, when necessary
Perform original and copy cataloging and adapt online records for all three divisional libraries
Shelve books when they are returned
Recommend books and answer reference questions for students and teachers
Perform clerical duties (related to ordering books and periodicals and purchase suggestions)
Process new books (including dressing, adding spine labels and barcodes)
Run circulation related reports and maintain statistical records
Support inventory and weeding processes
Oversee the Upper School Birthday Books program
Secure the library space at the end of the day
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
experience working in a school library, or other relevant library or classroom experience
interest in and experience working with Upper School-aged students
flexibility and a willingness to collaborate
responsiveness and good communication skills
strong organization and attention to detail
the ability to effectively multitask in a busy library
familiarity with Chromebooks/iOS/Windows devices
experience with G Suite
experience using spreadsheets
familiarity with Alexandria or other library automation software
Bachelor's degree required; experience preferred Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, age, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.