Library Assistant-August 2019

Sandy Spring Friends School - Sandy Spring, MD4.3


Part-Time, 10 month, Non-Exempt (hourly), mid-August through mid-June

Sandy Spring Friends School seeks a knowledgeable and organized person to support multiple aspects of the all-school library program. The position involves approximately 18 hours per week in the afternoon, is considered part-time, and is not benefit eligible.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare books and other media for addition to the library collection.
  • Participate in servicing and maintaining the library collection, including retrieving, shelving, and checking books in and out.
  • Assist and supervise students who are using the library in the afternoons, including closing the library at the end of the day.
  • Work with librarians on the creation of library displays, executing library inventories, creating library curriculum materials, and supporting other library program facets.

Qualifications and Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English; experience with library work in a school setting; high school degree required (bachelor’s degree in library science or related field preferred); ability to work afternoons; good interpersonal and problem-solving skills; basic computer literacy with applications, circulation software, internet searches, and email; detail-oriented, self-organizing, and self-motivated; experience working with elementary, middle, and high school children.

Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including computer time; the ability to navigate stairs and maneuver within school buildings situated on a large campus with uneven pavement; bending and squatting as necessary to access books at various levels; and the ability to rearrange furniture may be necessary in preparation for activities or events.

Commitment to Diversity

Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representative of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.

Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, completed application, and three professional references by selecting the link.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)