Vacancy Details

3776 - Assistant Librarian

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 30-Jun-2019
About the Role
  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values. 
  • Assist students to find books appropriate to their reading level and interest and help students and staff source topic-related books for study. 
  • Responsible for arrangements for students to borrow library books, keeping records of books borrowed, following up on unreturned books via written letters to parents etc. 
  • Develop reading lists for various age levels. 
  • Teach younger students about books, their treatment and the library layout including the Dewey Decimal classification system. 
  • Liaise with Heads of Department to select and prepare annual library order including selection and renewal of subscriptions for periodicals. Place orders and process delivery of new books. 
  • Computer cataloguing of all books using the Dewey Decimal system if applicable and produce catalogues of books held. 
  • Repair and withdraw old books. 
  • Responsible for the storage, maintenance and access to the audio-visual library. 
  • Where appropriate, find and encourage volunteer assistance and teach volunteers the procedures and processes of the library. 
  • Maintain, update and make available examination material (past papers, syllabus etc) and college and careers material. 
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of the library ensuring it is comfortable, well lit, attractive, organized, clearly signposted etc. 
  • Participate in the selection, training and supervision of library support staff. 
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times. 
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment. 
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.
About Your Benefits


About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School
At GEMS United Indian School, our students’ academic and extra-curricular needs are met, giving each student the chance to broaden their learning experience and enjoy their years at school. Our campus has science, technology, sporting, and culture and performing arts facilities. All facilities have been designed to allow students to stimulate and support their learning experience.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.