Librarian

Northwest Bilingual School - More Info

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
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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
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

About Kuwait

Licensed teachers can teach in Kuwait's private international schools for the chance to experience life in the Middle East while earning an excellent salary and benefits. Hot and sunny year-round, Kuwait's welcoming residents and beautiful weather make for an incredible experience teaching overseas.

Kuwait City
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4.35 million (140th)
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