• Full Time
  • Atherton, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Sacred Heart Schools

Instructional Librarian

Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: Sacred Heart Schools Atherton – Atherton, CA
Position Type: Full Time 10 – Month Schedule of Duties
Salary Range: $92,000.00 – $95,000.00 Salary/year
Job Category: Preparatory (9th – 12th Grades)

Position Purpose: The instructional librarian works in partnership with the Library Director to create a robust information literacy program, a rich collection, and  a productive learning environment in support of the college preparatory curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Support:

  • Support students in all aspects of the research and writing process
  • Assist students with the use of library resources including research databases, library catalog, citation generators and the printer
  • Supervise students in the library to maintain a balance between the need for quiet spaces with collaborative, working group spaces
  • Circulate materials to patrons and oversee overdue notices, work with Business Office to reconcile charges for unreturned or damaged materials, place requested materials on hold
  • Willingness to support student engagement through participation in school wide events and activities during the school day

Curriculum Support:

  • Support Library Director and faculty in implementation of an information literacy program for students, including instruction in: finding, accessing and evaluating online sources, structuring effective online searches, fact-checking sources, synthesizing information, using information ethically and creating scholarly citation and works cited pages
  • Schedule class visits and maintain library calendar
  • Maintain currency in emerging library technologies and pedagogies relevant to a college preparatory high school
  • Foster collegial relationships with faculty and departments to engender collaboration and effectively support faculty and students
  • Maintain high level of professional development via membership in associations and networks, and attending professional meetings

Collection Support:

  • Using established collection development practices, select and order print and digital materials that support the curriculum, address diversity and foster a love of reading
  • Promote a love of reading by maintaining a commitment to one’s personal reading, and recommending fiction and nonfiction books to students and faculty
  • Create physical and online book displays to promote new materials
  • Process new books and materials. Performs copy cataloging and deletes records for weeded titles
  • Regularly update online database usage statistics
  • Shelve books and shelf reads collection as needed
  • Work with library director as needed on special projects


  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science required. Will consider current MLIS students.
  • Prior experience working in a library and utilizing standard library practices including classification systems (e.g. Dewey) and MARC cataloging
  • Ability to support student research and writing
  • Demonstrated competency with Integrated Library Systems and research databases
  • Experience with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
  • Interest in reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction books that are of interest to teens
  • A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based on it

Physical Requirements:

  • Works in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and complexities serving a varied constituency.
  • Must comply with all state vaccination requirements and show proof of vaccination including but not limited to COVID-19 or proof of eligibility for exemption.
  • Ability to travel safely and comfortably across a 64-acre campus.
  • Requires the ability to safely lift and shelve heavy textbooks many times over the course of an hour.
  • Requires the ability to actively circulate about the library, reach under tables, and sit for extended periods at a computer.
  • On a daily basis, spends extended time shelving books on very low shelves in a bent over position. Requires bending, sitting on floor, and extended reaching in order to shelve books.
  • Requires the ability to regularly lift more than 20 pounds.
  • Requires manual dexterity to sort books, use the phone, the computer and other library equipment.