Librarian

  • Repton School Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi

Librarian

Job advert

JOB PURPOSE

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

 

KEY ACTIVITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

 

KEY RESULT AREAS

  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 

 

Requirements

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