Librarian/ Assistant Librarian -GEMS Education

Librarian/ Assistant Librarian -GEMS Education
Responsible for the school library, the librarian primarily has the task of introducing books and encouraging the enjoyment of reading.

  • 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, 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.
  • Participate in the selection, training and supervision of library support staff.

Experience and Qualifications

  • At least one year’s experience in a library in an educational setting.
  • BA Degree in librarianship/library science or any related subject
  • Excellent command of English
  • A committed and creative individual with excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively with students and staff.


  • Must be based in the UAE
  • Must have spousal or family sponsorship


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