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Librarian/Registrar, Commonwealth School, Boston, MA


Commonwealth School, a small independent day school in Boston, is seeking a Librarian/Registrar. Commonwealth is known for its rigorous academics, inquisitive students, strong sense of community, and respectful professional culture. As Librarian, the individual will be responsible for managing and running all aspects of the school library program; and as Registrar, they will be responsible for administering all aspects of the student and school information systems. 

Librarian responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collaborating with faculty, teaching information literacy and research skills, maintaining and building the collection (both print and electronic), facilitating connections to resources outside of the school such as the BPL and the Boston Athenaeum, developing and managing the library budget, maintaining all library records, coordinating course materials, and working as a member of committees and instructional groups. 

Registrar responsibilities include maintaining student records, both physical and electronic, management of the student and school information systems, managing student course registrations and schedules, reporting of grades and comments, issuing of transcripts, and coordinating of exams and external testing. 

The Librarian/Registrar advises students and may take on other responsibilities as determined by the Head of School. 

The ideal candidate will have a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, a minimum of two years’ relevant experience, a comfort with databases, the ability to work independently on self-directed projects, and the ability and desire to collaborate with colleagues. This is a full-time position, with time spent approximately equally between the two roles. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to Rebecca Jackman: [email protected]. Transcripts are also helpful (unofficial copies are fine).