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Library Assistant (Full time)
Athenian School
Danville, California
Date Posted: 6/16/2022
Job ID: 66180
Position/Title: Library Assistant (Full time)
Employer: Athenian School
Category / Heading #1: Administration  Library Media Specialist
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Athenian School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school that serves students in grades 6 - 12, from throughout the East Bay, California, the US and the world. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to educating students through experiential, collaborative and interdisciplinary learning. We foster critical thinking and value reasoned discourse, mutual respect, and social justice. Please read through our site to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you as you consider Athenian!


The Athenian School seeks a library assistant with outstanding customer service skills and a flair for visual design to promote our resources and services through marketing and outreach. This person may promote outreach through social media, digital and analog displays, interactive newsletters, or other creative means. With an awareness of contemporary literature, this person will join the library team in providing reading suggestions to teens and adults. They will also assist with developing and facilitating engaging programs for teens that promote collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

This person will manage general clerical duties to keep the library orderly and inviting, oversee circulation, operate library management software, use databases, the online catalog, and other information sources to answer basic reference questions from students, faculty and staff. This person will guide the work of parent and student volunteers and supervise students throughout the day.


Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to professional growth, including in the areas of equity, inclusion, and social justice. They will be able to effectively multi-task with a high degree of independence and initiative in a busy library. They will be a good communicator and an effective problem solver with strong organizational skills, a keen attention to detail and proficiency and comfort with Google Workspace. Coursework in library technology or library science and experience working with young adults in a school, academic, or public library are preferred.


Athenian provides excellent benefits and salaries are competitive and commensurate with work experience and education. Community members enjoy meals on campus and use of athletics facilities, including a pool, gym and fitness center.

All employees participate in school wide professional development, and have the opportunity to pursue a range of additional professional growth opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, funded participation in professional conferences and continuing education opportunities. Athenian provides needed training for CPR/AED certification.

All employees are expected to attend all-school functions relevant to their role and to participate in supporting the student experience with other school duties as requested by their direct supervisor.


The Athenian School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all areas of employment. The School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Minimum Degree: Other
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years


● A.S. or equivalent required; library technology or library science coursework preferred 
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations
● Proficient with Google Workspace and MS Office Suite with ability to learn new software
● Knowledge of library operations and organization, including the DDC
● Familiarity with library management software, such as Follett Destiny
● Ability to follow directions and work independently while managing multiple projects
● Ability to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality
● Experience in library programming, marketing, and tech troubleshooting preferred
● Experience working with young adults required with experience in school, academic, or public libraries preferred
Application Notes:
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Contact Info
Athenian Career Coordinator