JOB: Part-time Library Assistant, Head-Royce Library, Oakland

Part-time beginning August 2016

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.

The 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 volunteers
  • 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


  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents
  • Acceptance to or current enrollment in MLIS program
  • 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

Pay rate: Competitive

To Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to with the subject line “Library Assistant.”

Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.