The Friends Select School Libraries seek candidates for the position of Library Intern to work a range of 20-24 hours per week. Anticipated start date is the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. The schedule is flexible but needs to fall within the range of a typical school day (8am-3pm) and requires consistency from week to week. This position reports to the Director of Libraries.
Collaborating with librarians to assist with classes
Responding to student and faculty needs, such as help with printing, readers advisory, etc
Long term library projects including inventory, updating the library website, social media
Creating book displays and library promotion
Design a meaningful long term project that both benefits the intern’s educational goals as well as the library’s
Performs other duties as assigned
Enrolled in a Master’s Degree, ALA-accredited Library and Information Studies or related. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with strong customer service orientation and commitment to inclusiveness of diverse ideas and perspectives, and comfortable working with a wide range of youth populations
Evidence of self-motivation to address new challenges, ability to solve problems with minimal supervision and commitment to learn new knowledge and skills
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and welcoming work environment in both physical and digital spaces
Ability to lift up to 25lbs
Demonstrated ability to work with Google Workspace, as well as customized computer software and online computer systems
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Commitment to Quaker values, social justice and anti-racism
Pay range is $20-$25/hour, depending on experience.
Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in Center City Philadelphia. As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status.
Teaching and learning at Friends Select is tangible. We’re located in the cultural heart of Center City Philadelphia, right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. At every age, students visit museums, attend cultural events, participate in community service, and use the finest educational resources Philadelphia has to offer. Through interaction with the real world, students become resourceful learners and active citizens of our school, city, and global community.
Our Pre-K through 12 academic program is an engaging and connected educational journey. It’s carefully constructed to guide students through every stage of learning in a warm and welcoming environment where failure is not feared or believed to be fixed. At the core is a firm foundation of Quaker values. During weekly Meeting for Worship, our students and teachers sit in silent search for Truth and if moved to speak, rise to share. Seniors graduate from Friends Select with the knowledge and understanding of peaceful resolution to conflict, empathy, service to others, mutual respect, inclusion, and stewardship.