We are currently recruiting for an experienced Middle and High School Librarian to join ACS International School Doha. The Librarian is responsible for acquiring, organising, managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that the library provision meets the needs of all its users.
Overall purpose of the role :
Plan and implement clearly stated long & short-term goals as part of the ACS 5 year plan.
Prepare courses, coordinate and plan curriculum with other members of the department, and liaise with other departments as appropriate.
Act as a homeroom teacher / advisor to approximately 20 students.
Cooperate other libraries in the international school community.
Develop library policies e.g. collection development, circulation, challenged materials, copyright.
Promote library programs and services through a variety of channels.
Evaluate the school library media program.
Administer budgets according to needs and objectives of the library and school community.
Recruit, train and supervise support staff and volunteers.
Demonstrate competency in selection, acquisition, circulation, maintenance and inventory of materials.
Create on-line learning links for teachers and students and keep these up-to-date as the curriculum is revised and new links become available.
Managing time and space effectively, keeping a balance of time spent in direct services to patrons and time spent on administrative tasks.
Collaborate with classroom teachers and specialist teachers in the design and implementation of library-related curriculum.
Demonstrate instructional effectiveness in small group, large group, and one-to-one instruction.
Exercise a leadership role in teaching faculty and parents about information literacy, reading, and other library-related topics.
Serves on Curriculum And Assessment Team as appropriate for library integration e.g. Social Studies, Language Arts.
Attend Department meetings as appropriate.
Work with Lower School librarian on coordination of systems.
Knowledge, skills & experience required :
Bachelors degree, Masters of Library Science Degree preferred.
Teaching certification issues from an accredited agency
Children's school library management experience
In depth knowledge of children's literature and current information resources.
Instructional expertise bridging all grade levels.
Ability to work with teams in a variety of circumstances.
Excellent computer skills and integration of technology into the curriculum.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment.
Enthusiastic willingness to participate in wider school life (extracurricular activities, coaching, club sponsorship, etc.)
This position is based at ACS Doha International School campus.
ACS celebrates diversity as an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of ACS, you are expected to share this commitment.
This position is therefore subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.