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Library Assistant - Merchiston International School

Position: Library Assistant

Salary Range: 6-8K

How to apply:


Core responsibility:

Assist the School librarian, to manage, develop and promote the library within MIS In order to ensure that an effective resource and information service is provided to the MIS community.


Position demands:

A suitable candidate will hold appropriate certification as a library assistant or will be working towards a certification in Librarianship/ school librarianship. Bilingual candidates required. Candidates who work towards certification will receive a raise in salary. Candidates must be computer literate, excellent people skills, previous experience with working with children and teenagers from different cultures in a school environment. Candidates must demonstrate a positive attitude towards reading and research.


Working relationships:

  Reporting to and working with the School librarian.

  Liaising with other colleagues as directed by the librarian.


Main duties and responsibilities:

The Library Assistant is required to assist the School Librarian to:  

 Perform circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines.

 Assist the library with reference questions and direct patrons to suitable resources.

 Assists in Purchasing supplies.

 Assists Maintaining library records.

 Assists in the receiving of shipments to the library.

 Shelve library materials and reads shelves.

 Assist with creating high standard library programs and displays which support the needs of the school community and promote the library as a safe place for study and leisure.

 Liaise with parent helpers, training library volunteers and student library prefects.

 Assist patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.

 Promote and foster reading.

 Demonstrate collegiality.

 Participate in continuing professional development.

 Perform any other duties as may be required by the Directors, for the benefit of the school.


Accountability / Goals:

The Library Assistant should:

  Ensure that the library is maintained as an effective learning environment.

 Have an excellent knowledge of the organization of the library and the Destiny Library Management system.

  Develop strong relationships with staff, students and parents.

  Develop the ability to take the initiative on projects like library decorations, clubs, author visits etc.

  Good understanding of the school purchasing system.

   Able to act as a supplier with book importers and suppliers.

  Assist the teacher librarian with their main duties and responsibilities


Key competencies:

 Bachelor's Degree, Library relevant major is preferable

 Relevant working experience is preferred

 Good command of English in oral and written 

 Keen in Library, positive and team spirit



 Free Lunch + Free shuttle Bus from Hongshan + Free Gym, swimming pool + School Holiday

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