School Librarian

  • Permanent
  • Ref #405288VJ
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Uncategorised
Employer Description

An independent, co-educational, English-medium school in Gauteng

Job Description

You will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Supervising and managing the school library
  • Ensure the library meets the needs of precise groups of users including teachers
  • Providing services and resources that allow students to develop the skills needed to access and use library resources
  • Provide group and individual student/staff instruction using resources and research techniques.
  • Assist teachers with appropriate use of materials available for classroom instruction.
  • Work with teachers to select and acquire appropriate books, and other learning resources.
  • Plan, operate and supervise the school library/media centre program as directed by the Executive Head/ Head of Primary school.
  • Review, select and acquire appropriate materials and supplies for the school library.
  • Create a library environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.
  • Interact with students to promote positive attitudes toward school library/media centre.
  • Recommend budget for the library.
  • Compile, maintain and file required reports, records and documents.
  • Attend and participate in academic meetings.
  • Have the ability to create a school-wide reading culture and foster a love for reading


  • Bachelor’s degree in library Science
  • Working knowledge of library methods and procedures and archival practices


  • Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional development.
  • High level of ICT competency
  • Enjoy working with children and have an understanding of their age -appropriate skills.
  • Strong administrative skills and budget management
  • Must have the ability to identify with the values, culture, and ethos of the school
  • Proven experience in managing library staff

Salary / Package

R360k - R450k pa


  • Pension