Library Media Specialist

Hillel Day School is a vibrant and joyful, early childhood-through-eighth grade Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Hillel is committed to embracing an authentic and rigorous education for the modern learner. Teachers at Hillel enjoy fostering an academic culture of innovation, collaboration, and creativity where learning is lasting and infectious. 

Hillel Day School seeks a Library Media Specialist who is passionate about literature, technology, media literacy, and promoting literacy-rich lives. The Library Media Specialist must be a team player, who values collaboration, embraces being part of a team, yet is a self-starter who can handle tasks independently. The Library Media Specialist understands best practices in research, both digitally and in print. Prior teaching experience is required, as is a valid Michigan teaching certification (or willingness to obtain certification). Preference is given to candidates who have experience in technology or librarian roles. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teach classes in children’s literature, media literacy, research, and library skills in both fixed and project-based formats
  • Promote literacy projects and events that provide enrichment
  • Stay abreast of best practices related to reliable sourcing, digital citizenship, acceptable use, safe media practices, and library management
  • Lead literacy professional development and parent education
  • Promote technology use and integration, serving as a tech-partner for teachers and supporting the technology team, as needed
  • Operate a mobile library and manage circulation
  • Fulfill other duties, as assigned, such as lunch, recess, arrival, dismissal duties
  • Attend scheduled meetings and professional development

  • Possess a deep love for and knowledge of literature, ranging from Children through Young Adult authors
  • Ability to work with students and teachers to find both print and online resources
  • Preference is given to those with Library Science or Educational Technology degrees and experience; Michigan teaching certification required
  • Knowledge of Library Management Platforms; Follet experience a plus
  • Proficient in library cataloging
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Experience presenting to teachers and parents 
  • This is an on-campus teaching position and is STS eligible 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • State certification as a school librarian or teaching certification