Vacancy Details

11878 - School Librarian - August 2022

Business Unit: WESGREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 30-Sep-2022
About the Role

Wesgreen International School is looking for an experienced and highly committed Librarian to support the continued evolution of our students' independent learning skills by facilitating access to appropriate print and online content.

This is an administrative position reporting to the Director of Digital and Innovative Learning and entails the following duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 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.
  • In collaboration with the Cultural Compliance Committee, ensure that library resources are appropriate for their target audience.
  • Computer cataloguing of all books using the Dewey Decimal system if applicable and produce catalogues of books held.
  • Responsible for the storage, maintenance and access to the audio-visual library.
  • Maintain, update and make available examination material (past papers, syllabi etc.) and college and careers material.
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of the library ensuring it is comfortable, well lit, attractive, organised, clearly signposted etc.

We welcome applicants with a minimum of 1 year's experience as a Librarian in a school setting and a Bachelors in Librarianship or Library Science or similar.  Our ideal candidate will have the above and be a committed and creative individual with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, and be able to work effectively with students and staff.

About Your Benefits
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

Wesgreen International School was founded in 1991 and became a member of the GEMS international network of schools in 2017. The school follows the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and has around 3300 students spread across four separate campuses on one site: Early Years (FS1, FS2, and Year 1); a co-educational Primary (Year 2 to Year 5); a Boys' Secondary School (Year 6 to Year 13), and a similar Secondary Girls' School. Wesgreen is a world-class academic institution with a long history of achievement in the Sharjah community. It is a member of the British Schools in the Middle East — BSME, which helps raise educational standards and creates opportunities for staff professional development. Many alumni serve as dedicated members of their alma mater's parent body, while others excel at some of the world's best universities. The school inspires excellence and empowers global minds by engaging passionate and qualified international educators in a culturally responsive setting. Many staff and families enjoy longstanding educational partnerships, which is one of the community's many strengths.


To learn more please visit http://www.wesgreeninternationalschool-sharjah.com/

 

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
3. CV

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.