Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, is seeking appoint a part-time Library Assistant starting in August 2017. Chartered in 1922, the School currently enrolls approximately 368 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.
Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The School is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
We seek a creative and energetic library assistant who is comfortable in a secondary school setting and familiar with libraries. Under the supervision of the library director, the assistant provides administrative and clerical support in all aspects of library work. Specifically, the assistant will be responsible for providing reference/research instruction to students, faculty, and staff, managing the online and print periodical collections, and processing interlibrary loan requests. Additionally, the library assistant will share in managing the circulation desk, creating displays, updating the library web pages, and organizing library programs. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, relevant library or teaching experience with a strong interest in educational technology, a desire to collaborate with colleagues, and proficiency in automated library systems. Familiarity with Mac and Windows applications, Libguides or similar pathfinders, web tools, and/or archives a plus.
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to:
Dean of Faculty