• Repton School Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi


Job advert


To work as part of a team to provide a comprehensive and professional service to all school library users.



To undertake a range of tasks essential to the running of an academic library, including:

  • performing all service point routines related to the circulation of stock e.g. book issues, book returns, reservations
  • maintaining records of over dues, lost books and fines
  • unpacking and processing of new stock acquired by the library and the maintaining of new and existing stock in good order
  • updating and editing of bibliographic and catalogue data on the school library management system
  • recording the receipt and displaying of journals/periodicals
  • assessing and managing the circulation of sensitive/restricted materials
  • shelving and shelf tidying
  • handling requests for materials/assisting students and academic staff in the location of print and non-print resources
  • creating and updating user/borrower records on the library management system
  • assisting in the training of students and academic staff in the use of the online catalogue and database
  • assisting in the scheduling and distribution of equipment
  • assisting in maintaining the appearance and ambience of the library
  • monitoring student use of the library and library equipment as set out in the library policy document
  • ensuring the safety at all times of students and academic staff whilst in the library
  • maintaining equipment records and assisting with inventory/stocktaking,
  • assisting in the preparation of display boards/bulletins and scheduled library events
  • planning and leading weekly library sessions for each class to encourage a love of reading, enquiry, library skills, and higher order questioning
  • Assisting with author visits, book days, and other events to promote the use of the Library and a reading culture
  • The undertaking of such other relevant duties commensurate with the grade of the post, as may be assigned by senior staff.
  • Liaising and co-planning with Head of English to ensure library supports school development plan

Apart from the duties and responsibilities listed above, any additional duties as advised by the Headmaster/Management from time to time will also form a part of the job.



  1. Diligent and responsible performance of assigned task​
  2. Keeping accurate records of all library books and equipment
  3. Oversee and ensure high standards of service delivery 
  4. Quality library sessions for children each week 



Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate should have a degree in Library Science or Information 
  • At least 2 years experience in Library Management as a Librarian.
  • Should have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact in a firm but friendly way with children, adults, all levels of authority, as well as varied nationalities
  • Is able to inspire a love of reading and libraries for children