• Part Time
  • Anywhere


Montclair Kimberley Academy, an innovative PreK-12 independent day school with a strong national reputation and a
recognized 1:1 laptop learning program, seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Primary School Library Assistant beginning the
2023-2024 school year. Responsibilities include circulation management, collection support, and supporting students and
faculty with use of the library and its resources. The Library Assistant will help create a welcoming, cozy, environment that
celebrates reading, inquiry, and exploration.
As guided by its Strategic Plan, MKA is committed to promoting multicultural education grounded in equality, anti-bias
education, and social justice. Multicultural education is a process of inquiry, reflection, and engagement that honors
students’ narratives, provides a safe environment to explore and discuss multiple perspectives and helps transform
students and faculty, school culture and curriculum, community, and society. We seek candidates who share our
commitment to this process.
Qualified Candidates will meet the following criteria:
● Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
● Library experience (preferred)
Collection Support / Circulation Management:
● Check out books to students during class check out and open circulation time while Librarian works 1:1 with
students conducting reader’s advisory interviews
● Keep the online catalog current and discard materials as needed
● Communicate with families regarding overdue, missing and lost library materials
● Track ordering/receipt of library materials
● Maintain relationship with vendors relating to library materials and supplies
● Process and catalog library materials
● Repair books and other materials
● Order, track, and process periodicals
● Check in and shelve circulated materials; shelf read to maintain organized collection
● Conduct ongoing collection inventory (to support librarian in keeping library current through weeding and
diversity auditing)
● Maintain inventory of office and book processing supplies
● Manage and distribute library book bags
● Manage Primary School new patron import into Destiny Library Catalog each Fall and maintain patron records
throughout the school year
● Record statistics for library program and resources evaluation
● Support and communicate library policies and procedures
Physical Library and Community Support:
● Manage scheduling of library space
● Prepare library for special events and programs
● Ensure library has all necessary supplies for student and faculty use
● Assist with preparation of displays (shelves, end caps, bulletin boards)
● Assist with supervision of students using the library
● Assist with student check out during library classes and open circulation times
● Assist students and faculty with location and use of print and digital resources
Please email a letter of interest and résumé to Jill Maza, Director of Libraries and Research, at jmaza@mka.org.. We will
continue reviewing candidate files until the job is filled.
MKA’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, creed, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or disability not related to
the requirements for being a successful employee at MKA

To apply for this job please visit www.mka.org.