LS Librarian Assistant Integrationist
Job Details
Lower School - Oakland, CA
Admin - Clerical
LS Librarian Assistant


(seeking .8/benefits FTE to begin August 1, 2021)

Head-Royce School is seeking a culturally responsive, organized, creative, energetic, and enthusiastic Library Assistant to help in our 2 Libraries. This is a part-time position in both the lower school (K-5) and the main (6-12) library. As a member of the Head-Royce Library team, the candidate will work with learners K-adult in a community of 950 members to support our mission of Scholarship, Diversity, and Citizenship. We seek to amplify a student-centered academic program, create a vibrant community of inclusion, and connect with our communities. The Library Assistant will join our team as an instructional partner, information specialist, and collections manager. The Library Assistant collaborates closely with the Library Director, works with faculty to create project based library related activities, and promotes an appreciation of literature among students. Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the libraries which are determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise. Summer hours may be available in other departments on campus.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of culturally responsive library support

  • Strong and demonstrated organizational skills

  • Collaborative, collegial, flexible colleague 

  • Clear communicator with students and colleagues 

  • Uses technology to enhance the learning and research  experience 

  • Strong project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and multi-task as an effective team member



  • Acceptance to, current enrollment in, or completion of an MLIS program

  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents

  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually

  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on long term projects and prioritize projects as necessary

  • Cataloging and general library experience

  • Understanding and support of Head-Royce’s core values with strong emphasis on equity and social justice


Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources. 

Other Considerations

Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools

Location: Oakland, California

Exemption: Non-exempt, hourly, .8 FTE

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

Start Date: August 2021



To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. If you have an experience or desire to work with a particular age group, please indicate that in your applications materials.  Application materials should be submitted through our website.  


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. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.