Feb 28, 2019


  • Northfields International School, Mauritius
  • Mauritius , Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Northfields is looking to hire a Librarian for the next Academic Year.

The Librarian will be responsible for keeping the Library vibrant, ensuring up-to-date learning resources are available for the children and to promote a culture of reading for pleasure within the school. The Librarian will also provide support to teachers by recommending resources to complement work going on in the classroom and resourcing for appropriate books.

The Librarian will report to the Principal

Start Date: August 2019


This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities:

Maintaining and regularly updating the library stock, ensuring that the selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, cover the full age and ability range within the school.
Managing the library budget, liaising with members of staff as necessary.
Creating reading resource packs from the library stock for use of teachers within their classrooms as appropriate.
Working in conjunction with the Teachers to provide a range of suitable and enjoyable library books for their pupils.
Undertaking efficient administration of the library including maintaining an accurate computerised catalogue.
Promoting the development of reading and literacy skills for information and recreation, and taking a lead in creating a whole-school environment, which encourages reading for pleasure.
Ensure that the library is in an orderly and attractive state, creating and changing displays to attract and maintain the children’s interests in the library’s activities.
Using all appropriate initiatives to keep the library a major and exciting resource in the minds of children and staff.
Generate reading lists of age appropriate recommended books for each year group and keep them updated
Manage a study environment for both curriculum-based and independent learning. This involves the management and integration of physical resources (day-to-day management of fiction and non-fiction books, guided reading boxes, learning support reading material, story
To compile termly reports on the Library’s stock and developmental needs in relation to the Library’s integral role in supporting the school curriculum
Participate in wider school life. This includes attending assemblies and staff meetings, preparing requested documentation and/or resources
If required, undertake to help within the broader context of the School, carrying out such other reasonable duties to support its smooth and efficient organisation as may be requested from time to time
Management of Library

Responsible to buy reading books
Assist students for photocopies and printing of work
Supervise entrance exams (new comers)
Supervise the study group (senior high school)
Issue reading books to students (rental)
Remind them of delays
Issue textbooks to students
Remind them of delays and process fine as per the process
The successful candidate should possess the job specification as outlined below:


Diploma in librarianship and information science


A proven ability to interact with all levels within an organisation
Knowledge of children’s literature
Knowledge of classification systems
Knowledge of cataloguing procedures
Confident use of information and communication technology (ICT)


Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children
Commitment to the protection and safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people
Accuracy and good organisation skills
Ability to be adaptable, prioritise and solve problems
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Candidates are requested to submit the following documents:
Covering letter addressing the position requirements (one side maximum)
Current CV with passport size photo, not to exceed two pages
A list of 2 professional referees with current contact details (position, phone number and e-mail address) not older than 5 years.

Please send full CV and cover letter to the email address below 
Northfields International School, Labourdonnais Village, Mapou, Mauritius

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