JOB: Middle School Librarian & Teacher, Keys School, Palo Alto, CA

The Middle School Librarian effectively develops the school’s collection, including catalog development, manages readers’ advisory, and imbues students with lifelong curiosity and a passion for the written word. The Librarian collaborates with faculty to integrate the teaching of information literacy skills, research skills and digital citizenship into existing units of subject-area content. Working in partnership with the Lower School Library Teacher, the two librarians will manage the Alexandria Online Catalog.

The Middle School Librarian also co-teaches a course called Research & Design with the Technology Integrationist to 7th and 8th graders. The course meets once a cycle, and develops student’s design thinking and research skills through a series of real-world design projects. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed to guide a group of twelve to fourteen Middle School students during Advisory, which meets twice a week.

Additionally, ideal candidates will be well versed in the academic, social and emotional development of early adolescents. Candidates should have a proven record of  collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in independent schools and a graduate degree in a related field are required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to

Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit