School Librarian

Aspire People
11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
School Librarian
Temporary and Full Time/ Permanent Available

Aspire people are currently recruiting School Librarians to work with our schools in Leicester.
Applicants must have previous experience and preferably be proficient on SIMS and/or CMIS. Applicants with strong administration experience in a similar sector will also be considered but you must have the drive and enthusiasm to learn new skills and have the ability to adapt quickly.

Support the school by managing, maintaining and promoting the school library and teacher resources

Support the teaching staff by Identifying and buying quality resources for the school library and classroom libraries to deliver the National Curriculum and primary strategies and support equality and diversity issues
Assisting in the delivery of information skills and information literacy teaching in the school
Selecting resources from the Schools Library Services

Support children’s learning by Promoting enjoyment of, and excitement about reading to all children establishing skills for independent learning

Duties and responsibilities
Develop and promote the role of the library in the school with an active engagement in diversity and equality issues
Work closely with teaching staff to plan and deliver the information skills curriculum
Promote the effective and efficient use of the library and library resources
Work with teaching staff to take a strategic approach to cultivating a love of reading in children
Develop links with secondary schools to facilitate transition and a coherent approach to library skills
Manage the school library and library resources throughout the school:
Select, acquire, maintain and withdraw library stock, ensuring a balance between subject and ability levels and show an active engagement in diversity and equality issues
Organise, catalogue and classify library resources, both electronic and print-based
Prepare financial estimates for the school library and manage the budget
Supervise and train staff, parents, volunteers and pupil librarians working in the library
Make full use of ICT in the library and manage the library room on the school's VLE
Make full use of the Schools Library Service and other sources of information and support
Make the library attractive and accessible to all children and staff, including displays, guiding and publicity materials

Person Specification
Knowledge of children's literature and children's resources to support the curriculum
Knowledge and understanding of library and information skills
Knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning, of educational issues and the National Curriculum as they relate to the provision of learning resources
Knowledge of and commitment to equalities and diversity issues in the provision of library services
Knowledge of how ICT can be used to support reading development
Awareness of child development and the role of reading in the educational development of the child

Qualifications & Experience
Substantial library experience, with experience of working with schools or with children
Experience of developing and delivering training sessions

Ability and courage to innovate
Ability to think strategically and creatively, as well as having an eye for detail
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to adapt to very different audiences
Ability to use library management systems and other ICT software
Ability to assume responsibility for your own work, devise your own work schedule and set appropriate targets and achieve them

**Only apply for these roles if you have previous experience of working in a school or an education establishment or in another sector in a similar role**

We work with a number of schools within the Leicester area so if you are looking for short, long term or permanent roles then please get in touch today!

Aspire People Limited provides services as an Education Agency and an Education Employment Business. Aspire People is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects every candidate to share this commitment. Placements are subject, to appropriate Child Protection screening, including checks with former employers and the Disclosure and Barring Checks

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