Bachelors in Information Sciences (MLIS) degree. Experience working in a library and censoring books is beneficial although not required
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
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
Supervises the libraries and ensures that they meet the academic expectations.
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 conductive 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 year end forms…etc.) as necessary
Show initiative in preparing and implementing library programs that promotes 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
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
Northwest Bilingual School is a private, college-preparatory school that instills a passion for learning, builds character and inspires civic and social responsibility. Incorporating a rigorous, U.S. curriculum and advanced technology, Northwest Bilingual School empowers students to become contributing leaders of tomorrow. Northwest will maintain its lead in being the highest quality, comprehensive school in the region priding itself in incorporating within its curriculum an understanding of and respect for Arabic language and Islamic values within our global society.Quality Teaching, Exceptional Learning; Excellence in Learning; Focused on Quality, Founded in Integrity;Todayâs Students, Tomorrows Leaders; Quality and Excellence in EducationPHILOSOPHY STATEMENTCommitted to continuous improvement, Northwest Bilingual School provides an excellent standards-based academic program within the framework of the best research-based educational practices in which students develop character, an awareness of the natural and social environments, and essential skills preparing them to face the challenges of our rapidly changing world.The philosophy and objectives of this private, bilingual school support a U.S. curriculum in the rich cultural setting of the Middle East where students receive an immersion English language program. Northwest Bilingual School welcomes families from all countries knowing that this association of students of different backgrounds helps develop a clear understanding and appreciation of the global world in which they live.Designed to meet a wide range of individual needs, the Northwest Bilingual School experience stresses the worth and dignity of all students and provides them the opportunities to progress intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically to their greatest potential.
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