International School of Brooklyn (ISB) is an independent, non-profit school that is known for its innovative and robust Nursery–8th Grade French and Spanish language immersion program and International Baccalaureate curriculum. The ISB learning experience is driven by six core values: inquiry-based learning, diversity, global curriculum, language immersion, community, and international mindedness. Dedication to these values enables ISB to develop each student’s agency, creativity, critical thinking, global citizenship, and intercultural understanding.
Job Summary and Duties:
The Associate Librarian helps with circulation desk responsibilities and library supervision, provides clerical and administrative support including ordering supplies, cataloging, processing new books, and is considered an integral part of the two-person library team with the head librarian.
Maintain a working knowledge of classic and current children’s and middle-grade literature
Serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and students for technology and research information
Maintain and update the library web-pages
Co-teach classes fixed classes (Pre-K-5) and flexible classes for grades 6-8
Supervise students and families visiting the library after-school and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
Co-plan and help run library events, Book fair preview, Book Fair, etc.
Additional duties, as assigned
This is a full-time academic year position of 40 hours per week
Qualifications and Performance Expectations:
Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, and communication skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. The Library Assistant will have great attention to detail, comfort and skill with computers, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
In addition, the candidate will have demonstrated:
Good organizational skills
Enjoyment working with students in an educational setting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High standards of professional conduct
A good sense of humor
The ideal candidate will have/or be actively working towards an MLIS at an accredited ALA university and experience working in a school library and/or working with youth.