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Lower School Assistant Librarian

  • Columbus Academy
  • Gahanna, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Part-Time

About this Job

Position Expectations:
- Conduct storytime programs for students
- Provide information literacy skills instruction to students
- Collaborate with faculty to provide instruction and resources for class projects
- Provide reference services and reader’s advisory for students and staff
- Overall day-to-day management of the library program and facilities
- Manage a collection of both digital and print materials
- Evaluate, promote and provide instruction in various areas of technology
- Maintain active memberships in professional associations
- Collaborate with the middle school and upper school librarians to design the school-wide library curriculum
- Hold students accountable for the school’s standards of behavior
- Work with others in the school community to support each student’s emotional well-being

Physical Conditions
- Library/classroom environment
- Mobility around school buildings and on different floors (handicap accessible)
- Repetitive motion (use of a computer keyboard)
- Periodic need to move light furniture, hang visuals, carry objects (no more than 40 pounds), etc.
- A non-smoking campus

Legal Requirements:
All Columbus Academy employees must pass required criminal records checks. Where appropriate, individuals will also be required to provide proof of academic credentials.



Required Qualifications

- Experience working with early childhood students (ages 3-6)
- Knowledge of stages of literacy development in children
- Knowledge of children’s literature
- A commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
- Enthusiasm, flexibility and a positive sense of humor
- Effective oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

- ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences
- 3+ years experience working in a school or public library
- Knowledge of all types of information resources
- Ability to manage and develop both print and digital collections

Employer Statement

Founded in 1911, Columbus Academy is a coeducational college preparatory day
school of over 1,100 students age 3 through grade 12 located on a 231-acre campus in Gahanna, Ohio. Student programs are organized into three divisions: Lower School (Age 3-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Upper School (Grades 9-12). The school offers a vigorous academic program as part of its mission to educate the whole child – mind, body and character. Columbus
Academy faculty and staff members are expected to be continuous learners in their fields, to engage in caring and cooperative partnerships with colleagues and parents, to have a demonstrated commitment to the values of equity and inclusion, and to help each student reach his or her full potential.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Columbus Academy seeks a part-time (29 hours per week) Lower School Associate
Librarian with responsibilities to begin in the 2022-23 school year. Interested candidates should apply online at

Posted On: Aug 4, 2022 / This posting expires: Oct 31, 2022