Job Summary

    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

    Job Benefits

    • Tax-Free monthly Salary
    • Furnished Single Accommodation
    • Annual Return Flights
    • National Medical Service
    • End of Service Gratuity (Indemnity)
    • Ongoing CPD Opportunities

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Required Certificates Other Certification
    • Education Required Bachelor
    • Major Library and Information Science

    Additional Requirements

    • 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

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