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Librarian

General Responsibilities:

Supervises the libraries and ensures that they meet academic expectations.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and staff in finding and appropriately using all print and non-print materials such as books. Encyclopedias. Dictionaries. Reference materials. As well as the fiction and non-fiction collections
  • Work collaboratively with teachers in the teaching of library-related skills
  • Assist students and teachers during library lessons or research classes as necessary
  • Supervise student behavior to maintain a quiet atmosphere conducive to study and learning in the library
  • Provide orientation opportunities for staff and students at the beginning of each academic year, proper use of library facilities, materials available…etc. should be discussed
  • Develop guidelines for proper use of the library facilities and its resources by teachers, administrators, staff and students
  • Develop and implement plans for the efficient acquisition, utilization, and circulation of all library materials and equipment
  • Recommend purchases of new library equipment and supplies
  • Requisition new books, periodicals, audio/visual (AV) materials…etc
  • Receive and catalog new books, AV materials…etc
  • Analyze the library collection to ascertain purchase needs and to identify items in need of de-selection
  • Recommend AV equipment for procurement
  • Oversee the maintenance and use of all AV equipment
  • Prepare financial projections and prepare/implement the library annual budget
  • Manage Northwest’s censorship guidelines as mandated by the Kuwait Ministry of Education
  • Form and Lead the Censorship Committee: meet with Ministry representatives and follow their directives
  • Maintain an effective security system to minimize the loss of materials and equipment
  • Provide training for new Library Assistants
  • Supervise library staff and provide regular job performance feedback
  • Prepare statistical records and reports needed to manage the library program
  • Report and follow through with maintenance issues to appropriate staff member (maintenance supervisor, vice principal….etc
  • Sign release forms (student withdrawal, staff yearend forms…etc.) as necessary
  • Show initiative in preparing and implementing library programs that promote the love of reading
  • Attend staff meetings on a regular basis to promote library materials and programs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal or Superintendent
Posted: March 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Kuwait City, Kuwait
August 2019
1 year
University Graduate, Librarian
University
USD 2500
2

Job Benefits

  • Tax-Free monthly Salary
  • Furnished Single Accommodation
  • Shared Transportation from Accommodation-School and vice versa.
  • School Fee Discounts for Eligible Dependents
  • Annual Return Flights
  • National Medical Service
  • End of Service Gratuity (Indemnity)
  • Ongoing CPD Opportunities

Qualifications and Requirements

Other Certification
Bachelor
2
Library and Information Science
  • Experience working in a library and censoring books is beneficial although not required
  • Licensed Librarian
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Knowledgeable in library management, cataloging, indexing, abstracting and reference service
  • Computer literate and knows MS Office Application, Adobe Photoshop, and Macromedia Flash
  • Responsible and productive
  • Service-oriented
  • Reliable and can work under pressure and minimum supervision

 

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Bilingual (Arabic / English) preferred but not required