Brooklyn private independent school

Employment Opportunities

Lower School Library Assistant PART-TIME

Berkeley Carroll is a Pre-K through grade 12 college preparatory school of almost 1000 students located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in New York City. Our vibrant learning environment draws students from all over the city. Admission to the school is competitive, and both our parents and students value achievement and community.

The Library Assistant’s main responsibility is to help the library fulfill its mission by providing support to the library’s professional staff. This member of the library team must be technologically savvy, actively contribute to innovation, take initiative, work well independently, be detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and possess a love of reading.

The preferred candidate will be enrolled in an accredited Library/Information Science Master’s program, and be an avid reader with knowledge and enthusiasm for children’s literature.

Library Responsibilities: 

  • Circulation – check in and shelve library materials including periodicals; assist patrons with check out (1st-4th gr = roughly 12,000 a year in circulation, PreK-K= roughly 6,000)
  • Process and catalog new materials in Follett Destiny using the METIS library classification system and prepare them for shelving (1st-4th grade = roughly 600 books a year, PreK-K= 200)
  • Update and maintain Sora ebook collections 
  • Assist with processing and preparation –  book sales for author visits, materials for library class activities, circulation overdues, etc.
  • Assist with clerical duties – reports, surveys, data entry, photocopying 
  • Assist students and teachers in finding materials for curriculum or pleasure (reader’s advisory)
  • Assist with programming and special projects, the Lower School Libraries web site, the BC Libraries Instagram, and LibGuides, keeping in mind the importance of the representation of diverse perspectives and identities
  • Assist with creating bulletin boards, book displays, and maintaining the physical appearance of the library space so that it is inviting and welcoming  
  • Troubleshoot basic technical issues with computers, printers, and other digital equipment
  • Substitute teach for librarians when needed


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Able to push and lift up to 25lbs and able to engage in frequent movement (standing, walking, crouching, twisting, reaching)

All employees of Berkeley Carroll are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Berkeley Carroll is committed to creating an environment that includes a diversity of perspectives and to cultivating an equitable, inclusive learning community in which everyone has the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is 25 hours per week and pays $27.50/hour when school is in session for the 2023-24 school year. 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume with a list of references, and completed Berkeley Carroll Employment Application to:  

Kris Hartley-Maneri, Director of Libraries and Information Resources: