School Librarian has an essential and unique specialist role to play in supporting students’ learning and their development into effective, independent learners and readers.
The School Librarian should be:
- a partner with teaching staff in the education process;
- a partner in supporting individual learning styles;
- an acknowledged expert in resource and information provision and management;
- a leader and partner with teaching staff in the collaborative design and implementation of information literacy programmes throughout the school;
- a leader in creating and developing a climate to promote and support reading for pleasure across the school;
- an acknowledged partner with all departments to effectively support and resource each key stage;
- a partner in out of hours learning.
- Information retrieval skills;
- Ability to teach information literacy skills;
- High level of organisational skills;
- Expertise in online searching, using the internet and a range of subscription services;
- Ability to communicate effectively with all members of the school community;
- Ability to work with young people and also deal with challenging behaviour and conflict management;
- Excellent IT skills;
- Self-motivated and able to work under own direction;
- Proactive and imaginative in approach to provision and promotion of services;
- Knowledge and love of children’s literature;
- Awareness of school curriculum;
- Awareness of current developments in library/resource centre management.
- NOTE: Applicants must possess a bachelors degree in Library and Information Studies or any other related field.