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Assistant Librarian – Maternity Cover

Company Name: Aspen Heights British School
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Abu Dhabi
Experience: 2 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Core Purpose:
The purpose of the role of the Library Assistant is to implement the school’s library policy in consultation with the Librarian. They must ensure all students and staff members are effective users of information with the effective use of the Library and its resources. The Library Assistant in conjunction with the Librarian would empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information as well as instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The incumbent would collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists as necessary.
Main Responsibilities:
Information Literacy
Ensures that the library plays an integral role in supporting inquiry, and that students have easy access to eResources.
Coordinates school-wide guidance and training for all staff and students in effective use of resources, online catalogue and database
Assists in developing a collection that has relevant resources in a variety of formats to support inquiry learning
Library Management
Ensure that resources are catalogued, organised and maintained in line with accepted standard library practice.
Stay aware of developing trends and facilities for storage and access to eResources
Manages the Integrated Library System effectively by updating and editing of bibliographic and catalogue data on the system
Promotes the library services and resources to all staff and students
Maintains up-to-date school library procedures documents
Assist with maintaining and up-to-date library handbook or procedures manual
Collaborate with teaching and literacy staff to ensure that the library is seen and used as a reading and research resource.
Provides a wide range of quality reading material, catering for diverse needs and interests
Performs all service point routines related to the circulation of stock e.g. book issues, book returns, reservations and maintains records of over dues, lost books and fines
Monitors student use of the library and library equipment as set out in the library policy document
Ensures the safety at all times of students and academic staff whilst in the library
Assists in the preparation of display boards/bulletins and scheduled library events
Maintains a tidy and user-ready library space that is welcoming and a positive learning facility by ensuring resources are to shelves efficiently and accurately
Carries out the cataloguing and processing of resources in line with library practice and procedures.
Finds relevant online content to support inquiry learning
Health and Safety
Emphasizes the importance of safety in all areas of the curriculum, communicating to the pupils the importance of a responsible attitude towards personal safety, the safety of others and respect for Aspen Heights British School’s property and equipment
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Assist in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
Safeguard Aspen students
Ensure that, all the necessary health and safety rules and procedures are being followed
Maintain an awareness of all the health and safety measures to be taken when in school

Knowledge & Skills
Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role
Bachelor’s in relevant discipline
Minimum Years of Experience Required
2 years’ experience as a school librarian
Language Skills
English is mandatory
Arabic is an advantage
Special Skills and Abilities
Ability to think strategically, innovatively and creatively, as well as having an eye for detail
Ability to use library management systems and other ICT software
Safeguarding and welfare of children
Excellent communication skills and command of the English language, in spoken and written form
A collaborative team-player with excellent interpersonal skills.
Behaviour management
Ability to involve children to develop a reading habit
Creative and energetic
Excellent command of the English language, in spoken and written form
Willing attitude to be a part of the school team
Strong sense of professionalism
Safeguarding and welfare of children
Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse community
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in person, telephone and written
Excellent Customer Service Skills, with the ability to use discretion, patience, tact and respect for confidentiality
A collaborative team-player with excellent personal skills
Behavior management
Willingness to undertake appropriate Professional Development
Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
Emotional intelligence
Kind, considerate and welcoming
Integrity, professionalism and confidentiality
Internationally minded
Sound judgement and emotional intelligence
Intercultural awareness, creative
Flexible and a can-do attitude