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Campus School Librarian

Smith College
Smith College

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Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Campus SchoolJob Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION(S): Organize and maintain the library at Campus School and collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to ensure that the library remains an integral component of the learning/instructional program.


Design a library curriculum for kindergarten through 6th grade. Prepare for and instruct children in individual classes held weekly. Maintain timely communication with teachers and families about the library. Track individual student progress, provide personal comments on 1st – 6th grade progress reports. Include a narrative of the program curriculum in progress report.

Collaborate with College faculty and college students to support their classes and studies as it relates to children’s literature.

Collaborate with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, DEI/AR resources, learning outcomes, and information resources. Collaborate with teachers in the development of learning experiences that empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

Teach library skills and procedures. Create a library environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff. Share with the school community existing and emerging technologies that support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community.

Provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. Oversee the cataloging and filing of print and non-print materials. Maintain the circulation desk, overdue records, reserve books and upkeep of the library. Supervise, hire, and train the work study assistants. Assist in organization of school wide events related to reading appreciation (including running the Book Fair, applying for grants, Poetry Month, etc.)


Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience preferably in an elementary school environment or equivalent combination of education/experience. Degree in library science or education preferred.

Skills: Strong interpersonal skills; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; awareness of new technologies and trends and their applications for library services; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills. Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . Be sure you have provided all attachments before submitting your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

February 6, 2023

Compensation Grade:

Grade J

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About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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