Middle School Library Assistant

Gilman School - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)4.4


Gilman School, a leading Kindergarten through 12th grade independent day school for boys, is seeking a full-time (10 month), creative, organized, and collaborative Library Assistant for the Middle School Library. The responsibilities for this position include assisting in day to day library activities including, but not limited to, checkout, shelving, maintaining heavily used physical space; handling circulation duties, including reports and overdue notices; and managing periodical subscriptions.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with students and adults; excellent oral and written communication skills; organizational skills with attention to detail; encourage an atmosphere that is welcoming to students and conducive to study; commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community; good customer service skills; and a willingness to keep up with changing technologies.


Bachelor’s degree.
Technologically experienced.
Knowledge of Google products.
Expertise in technology implementation, specifically the iPad.
Database management experience.
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.
Ability to endure physical tasks associated with maintaining books and equipment, including carrying and shelving books, and pushing book carts.
Previous library experience, preferred.

Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.


Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports. Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom. Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education. Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.

Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions: Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall. Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower. Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students. A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.

Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.