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Librarian

school
American International School in Abu Dhabi
location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start July 2023
2 years
1
  • All Levels
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

Experience and  Qualifications:
• Preferred Master's degree in Informational Science/Studies or Library Sciences/Studies
• Teaching Credential/Qualification/Certificate
• 3+ years of librarian experience in schools
• 5-10 years of teaching experience preferred

The remuneration package for overseas-hired teachers is comprehensive and attractive. It enables teachers to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle as well as offers ample opportunities to travel and save.

The exact details of individual packages for teachers will be discussed at the interview stage.

The Librarian carries out the Mission Statement of the school by promoting and supporting the teaching and learning objectives of the school through the the effective delivery of Library services to faculty, staff, and students. Tasks range from organizing and managing information resources with the best available technology to coaching students in reasoning skills so they can locate, select and evaluate the information they find for accuracy, currency, and credibility and collaborate with teachers. The school librarian is also responsible for developing G1 thru Grade 12 students' love of literature and reading and helping students become lifelong learners who can use libraries independently and ethically. In addition, school librarians are expected to help teachers find and use information, including electronic resources to facilitate and improve their teaching.

The Librarian will be evaluated by both school principals and he/she is responsible for the supervision of Library Assistants. He/she maintains external contacts with parents, colleagues in other libraries, and suppliers. Internal contacts include Heads of Department, Grade Level Leads, students, faculty, and staff.
The Librarian will perform all duties associated with his/her position at such times and places as the School Director or his authorized representative may direct. The duties and responsibilities of the Librarian will include but not be limited to the following:

The School Librarian should be:
• a partner with teaching staff in the education process & to partner with the KG Librarian specialist
• a partner in supporting individual students’ needs
• an acknowledged expert in resource and information provision and management
• a leader and partner with teaching staff in the collaborative design and implementation of information literacy programs throughout the school
• a leader in creating and developing a climate to promote and support reading for pleasure across the school
• an acknowledged partner with all departments to effectively support and resource all grade levels and divisions
• able to provide support to teaching staff in the creation of classroom resources and instruction when requested

Job Purpose:
The management, development, promotion, and evaluation of an effective learning resource and information service which supports learning and teaching across the school.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning and Development
• Organizing and managing the Library, ensuring its effective use by classes, groups, and individuals.
• Be an active participant in the Curriculum Action Teams.
• Creating and implementing a policy for the Library which incorporates AISA’s Guiding Statements, complies with data protection, copyright, health, and safety legislation, and promotes The AISA Lions Way.
• Taking responsibility for and managing the Library budget, including the preparation of budget bids and estimates.
• Contributing to curriculum and policy development by liaising with all departments through attendance at Head of Department/Grade Level Leads, ICT, and whole school meetings, in addition to liaison with individual members of the teaching and learning support staff.
• Selecting, acquiring, organizing, and promoting Library resources and ICT to support teaching and learning throughout the school.
• Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and staff to high-quality learning resources.
• Training, supervising, and managing library staff, undertaking staff appraisals,s and inducting new staff as appropriate.
• Recruiting pupil library assistants, supervising and training them, and rewarding their achievements.
• Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the service provided by the Library and its impact on teaching and learning.
• Supervising pupils using the Library for independent study and maintaining a welcoming, supportive atmosphere conducive to positive learning experiences.

SUPPORT FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS
• Supporting and advising staff and pupils in the selection and use of information resources to support their curricular and leisure needs.
• Planning and delivering a program to support the development and teaching of information literacy and learning skills in partnership with teaching staff, and reinforcing these skills where appropriate.
• Promoting reading and the enjoyment of reading in all its forms.
• Promoting and publicizing the services provided by the Library to the whole school community.
• Sharing PD opportunities with colleagues and other librarians, as well as maintaining a comprehensive awareness of current developments in information and library management, education, and children's literature.
• Developing and maintaining links with other libraries and relevant organizations (within and outside of Esol Education).
• To provide support to teaching staff in the creation of classroom resources.

The Librarian should:
• be included in staff meetings to enable the Librarian to raise and discuss relevant issues, maintaining the high profile of the library across the school
• have the status and authority to employ strategies for the effective management of the library by all school policies e.g. Health and Safety, Behavior, Discipline, Inclusion, etc.
• have the authority to manage the library budget by school procedures and principles of the best value

And in terms of professional development should:
• have the same entitlement to Professional Development opportunities as teaching faculty
• be included in the school's staff appraisal program
• be allowed time to network with other School Librarians in the area & within Esol Education
• attend relevant meetings and actively participate in professional groups outside their school.

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

The American International School in Abu Dhabi is celebrating its 23rd  anniversary, having been established in 1995 to provide local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi with high quality American education. Current enrollment sits at over 1400 students coming from over 70 different countries.

Based on American standards and an international curriculum, AISA received its first accreditation in October 1997 from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), and in January 2010 was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). AISA offers education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It was the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the UAE and later became the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). 

AISA is known among other schools in Abu Dhabi for the diversity and excellence of its faculty who originate mostly in North America but are joined by colleagues from Britain, Australia, South Africa and other countries.

We invite qualified applicants wishing to join our school to submit their credentials for review and consideration. Positions at AISA are much sought after. We receive many applications and, the selection process is very competitive. Our recruitment efforts are dedicated to engaging only the very best teaching professionals... our children deserve nothing less!

Please be advised that AISA recruits only professional educators who are in possession of at least a bachelor's degree with a current teaching certificate, plus at least two years' experience as a certified teacher. AISA is an English medium school and complete fluency in written and spoken English is required.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and is the second most populous city. Experienced educators or administrators seeking positions in the UAE can find great opportunities in Abu Dhabi.

Arabic
921.000
UAE Dirham
Islam
Hot desert climate
972.45 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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