Director of Libraries

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Santa Barbara, CA, area is seeking a Director of Libraries to begin in August 2024.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution recommended
  • Experience supervising staff and student workers in a library setting (preferably high school)
  • Experience with library management systems (Koha preferred)
  • Experience copy cataloging with OCLC
  • Facility with or ability to learn educational management systems (Schoology, Veracross, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social justice
  • Commitment to / love for working with teenagers as a role model, mentor, advisor
  • Commitment to professionalism, collaboration, and growth


  • Teaches articulated research skills based on the AASL National School Library Standards through classroom visitations, online tutorials, and stand-alone research skills courses
  • Oversees support for the School’s Early Learning Center (preschool program)’s early literacy program
  • Provides technical support and training to faculty and students for a variety of ed-tech software platforms
  • Supervises the student librarian program, including regular meetings and scheduling.
  • Offers professional growth opportunities (e.g. workshops, reading groups) for faculty on topics of current and emerging importance
  • Assists students, faculty, and administrators with research, information analysis, academic writing, copy-editing, and fact-checking.
  • Works closely with the Academic Support Services team to assist students with individualized learning plans and special proctoring needs serves on the Department Chairs Committee and Tech Committee.

Salary Range

$70,000 – $85,000

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