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Part-Time Middle School Librarian

Prospect Sierra School
Part-Time Middle School Librarian
Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a part-time Middle School Librarian for the 2014-15 school year.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a Model School of the Future, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website,, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position:
The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and work with students in 5th– 8th grades.

Primary Responsibilities:
§ Teach 6th grade library skills classes which cover orientation to the online catalog; digital citizenship more broadly as well as online research skills, including web search and evaluation, use of research databases, and MLA citation format, in conjunction with Humanities research projects; and literature appreciation for reading buddy program.
§ Assist in teaching periodic 7th and 8th grade research skills classes in conjunction with research projects throughout the year; assist in book talks launching independent reading projects for 7th and 8th grade Humanities classes
§ Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the library, including circulation, collection development, cataloging, readers’ advisory, research assistance, and tech support
§ Provide library supervision as needed and when available in support of Head Librarian (could be recess, lunch and after school)

The candidate must have:
§ MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
§ Teaching experience in a library environment
§ Experience working with and enjoyment of Middle School students
§ Broad knowledge of children's and young adult literature
§ Fluency in using and teaching information literacy skills
§ Willingness to work with technology department to integrate various media into curriculum
§ Strong organizational and communication skills
§ Excellent interpersonal skills
§ Commitment to creating an inclusive community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
§ Ability and willingness to work in teams
§ Flexibility and a sense of humor

Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive.
How to Apply:
Send a résumé (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
Attn: Librarian Position
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Email:  (Please put “Librarian” in the subject line)

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