JOB: Library Assistant – Part Time, Head-Royce School, Oakland

This is a 25 hour per week position in both the lower school (K-5) and main (6-12) libraries. As a member of the Head-Royce Library team the candidate will work with learners K-adult in a community of 950 members. Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the libraries determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise. Summer hours may be available in other departments on campus.


  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team.
  • Cataloging and general library experience.
  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages.

Responsibilities: the School Library Assistant will know, or be willing to learn, how to do the following:

  • Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats
  • Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative web sites to online catalogs
  • Prepare online resources
  • Maintain circulation system; Track overdue materials – generate notices, follow through with students, parents,and business office when necessary
  • Maintain print collection as necessary : clean, repair, and shelve with assistance of parent volunteer
  • Maintain periodicals and subscriptions
  • Basic maintenance of A/V/tech (laptops, camera, shuffles, etc.)
  • Order and maintain office/cataloging/processing/book repair supplies
  • Prepare displays as needed
  • Photograph or otherwise document displays and library programs
  • Oversee annual inventory
  • Assist in the general supervision of the library and help maintain welcoming, quiet atmosphere, general order, neatness, and learning environment
  • Open and/or close the library when needed
  • Miscellaneous, as arises
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff:
      • Assist with research and ready reference
  • Assist with exploration of tools and technology for library of the future

Beginning salary is $15 per hour plus benefits.

Application Process
Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Mary Goglio, Library Director, Head-Royce School, 4315 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 or Head-Royce is an equal opportunity employer.