The Library Assistant should have strong communication skills and be able to interact in a pleasant manner with members of the school community, be able to perform the tasks involved in managing the day to day business of the libraries which involves circulating, shelving and maintenance of the library collection under the guidance of the librarians. The library assistant will collect and record funds for lost/damaged books and assist the librarians in lessons.
Qualifications and experience
The school prefers people with:
- Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Have previous knowledge of library management systems
Knowledge and Skills
2.1 be aligned with the ISL values of diversity, passion, identity and understanding
2.2 possess strong communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school
2.3 be fluent in English
2.4 be able to communicate, interact and work effectively with different individuals
2.5 have strong interpersonal relations skills, and able to represent ISL Qatar in a professional manner
2.6 be willing to learn and use new technologies
2.7 be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently in a team oriented environment
2.8 have knowledge of the education sector
2.9 have attention to detail and accuracy
2.10 possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage priorities
3.1 Oversee the operations of the circulation desk, checking materials in and out, and maintaining accurate
patron and circulation records, issuing overdue notices.
3.2 Maintain stocks of stationery and consumables.
3.3 Assist in processing new materials, and in the maintenance of those materials in good condition through
repair procedures when necessary.
3.4 Assist in the annual inventory of library materials, generate reports of missing resources and books to be discarded according to established policy
3.5 Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the library facilities, through shelving of all resources, shelf reading general library tidying and set up and maintenance of displays
3.6 Assist in monitoring student behaviour and help maintain an appropriate environment for learning.
3.7 Assume responsibility for operation of the library and supervision of activities in the absence of the librarian
3.8 Ability and willingness to upgrade skills on regular basis
3.9 Understands and maintains confidentiality.
3.10 Performs other duties at the request of the librarian
3.11 Provide assistance to library patrons in the location and use of library materials upon request, providing
individual instruction in using all library resources
3.12 Assist the librarian to maintain detailed and helpful records, reviews and digital resources in the Destiny