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School Librarian

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Hiring Organization Bennett Day School
Post Name School Librarian
Qualification A minimum bachelor’s degree in education
Industry Private
Employment Type Part Time
Work Hours 4 Hours
Salary USD 28 To USD 30 Per Hour
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States 60642


Bennett Day School, Inc. a rapidly growing private PreK-12 school delivering world-class dynamic project-based learning (PBL) in the West Loop in Chicago, is seeking a School Librarian.

This position serves as a curriculum support service to the teachers, students, and all staff members by providing access to library materials and information resources.


  • Design an accessible, efficient, and inviting facility for student learning.
  • Provide group instruction and individual guidance to students to help them locate resources and use research techniques.
  • Maintain an adequate system of records on all library materials.
  • Interact with students to promote positive attitudes toward the school library.
  • Consult teachers on the appropriate use of materials and help them schedule materials for classroom instruction.
  • Serve as information resources for users of library/media center materials and provide staff development opportunities for teachers on the availability and use of campus learning resources.
  • Manage acquisitions, processing, organizing, distribution, maintenance, and inventory of resources.
  • Compile, budget, and cost estimates based on documented program needs.
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the library/media center program and make changes based on the findings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Excellent candidates will exemplify Bennett BADGE core competencies:

  • Big-Picture Thinker; Adept Problem Solver; Documentarian; Growth Mindset; and Effective Co-Collaborator
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in education
  • Master’s degree in library science preferred, not required
  • Two to three years of experience in a library/media center in a school setting preferred
  • Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with librarian endorsement
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current instructional and curricular methodologies
  • Must be exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Accurate records and documentation are important to the smooth operation of a library.
  • Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

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