Library Assistant in the Upper School – Baltimore, MD

POSITION SUMMARY: to support the Upper School library, librarian, faculty and students.


  • Assist students and teachers with selection, research needs, and circulation.
  • Assist with US library instruction as needed.
  • Assist with fiction collection development.
  • Assist with purchasing supplies.
  • Evaluate materials and withdraw or repair damaged and worn items, including withdrawing weeded items from the online catalog.
  • Process new items for use in collection.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan requests from students, faculty and staff, including filing requests, maintaining accurate records and obtaining/returning material. 
  • Manage Reserve items: fill requests, check-out and check-in.
  • Process items requested by MS and LS libraries
  • Maintain book displays (Theme Books, New Books, etc.) and bulletin board
  • Support the Upper School Librarian in all areas
  • Collaborate and participate in department as needed.
  • Check-in items – examine material for damage and/or wear.
  • Shelve materials – shift collection as needed.
  • Stock paper for the printer and the photocopier.
  • Laminate items for the library and Upper School faculty as needed.  
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures for the Library.
  • Assist with library program activities (scavenger hunts, contests, etc.)
  • Assist with serials maintenance as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Technologically experienced.
  • Knowledge of Google and Microsoft products.
  • Database management experience. 
  • Experience searching library databases and ejournals.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills appropriate for various age groups
  • Great at multitasking with the ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Team player
  • Self-starter with initiative
  • Previous library experience, preferred 

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