K-8 Librarian & Information Technology Specialist

We are seeking a warm, experienced, and innovative librarian and information technology specialist to join our teaching team, working as a teaching/learning partner with our students and families. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a collaborative environment and embrace an inquiry-based and developmental approach to teaching children. The ideal candidate will understand how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive school and use a variety of teaching strategies to engage students in learning. Classroom management skills are a must. A love of learning and love of school, and a willingness to support unique and unpredictable learning journeys by students will help you thrive at Blue Oak School.

  • Design and implement a comprehensive library and digital/information literacy curriculum for all grades, including digital citizenship
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers 
  • Create a joyful, vibrant, and welcoming environment in the library
  • Provide reading support for students 
  • Promote a lifelong love of reading and a robust reading culture 
  • Schedule and lead book clubs, book talks, book fairs, author visits, displays, etc. 
  • Ensure the library collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and topics 
  • Maintain the library collection (print and online), including circulation, collection development, inventory, and evaluation with an eye toward diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Assist Homeroom teachers in their implementation of 3-5 keyboarding classes 
  • Manage the implementation of acceptable use agreements for grades K - 8
  • Collaborate with teachers to teach research and information technology skills through project-based/inquiry-based units, including the develop of curriculum incorporating the use of technology 
  • Have a passion for consuming, sharing and creating content in all different forms - books, podcasts, articles, etc. - and be able to model this excitement for students and colleagues
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of classroom technology assets (projectors, cables, laptops, printers, document cameras, etc.) by including them in the library catalog
  • Maintain library budget
  • Make recommendations for ideal educational technology to support student learning experiences
  • Provide professional development to support the development of teachers’ learning technology skills and lead workshops for students and parents, as needed
  • Recruit and train parent library volunteers
  • Evaluate new technologies and educate colleagues about emerging trends and best practices, including trends in software, hardware, curriculum, teaching strategies and other areas
  • Develop best practices for instructional technology use
  • Prepare and offer middle school exploratory courses as requested
  • Assist with supervisory tasks, library monitoring, recess duties, and other duties as assigned
  • Teaching Credential and/or MEd or related field
  • MLIS preferred or in process
  • A minimum of three years classroom teaching or library experience in a K-8 environment
  • Experience with progressive pedagogy, student-centered learning, project-based learning, integrated curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected 
  • A love of working with students and creating a joyful learning environment 
  • An understanding of library and information science curricula, including ISTE standards
  • Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate technology including G Suite for Education, Microsoft Office, iPad usage, Follett Destiny Library Manager, social networking platforms, databases and digital content.
  • Conversational Spanish is a plus


  • Commitment to personal and professional development and a growth mindset
  • High expectations for self, colleagues and students
  • Hardworking, organized, good communicator, and reliable
  • Ability to model professional and ethical standards when working with students and families
  • Sense of humor, authentic empathy, warmth, and collegiality
  • Desire and ability to contribute to student and community life inside and outside the classroom
  • Commitment to social justice and fostering culturally competent and inclusive classrooms
  • Ability to model professional and ethical standards when working with students and families
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to exercise gentle authority consistent with our school culture
  • Strong communication skills with students, parents and colleagues
Salary Description
$60,000 - $85,000