Head Librarian

Department: Library

Supervisor: Vice Principal

Position Start Date: July 2023

Position Description: To ensure that library media resources and educational technology are supporting the 9-12 academic programs, and that they are well communicated to students and staff. Provide resources for using technology in education. 

Preferred Academic Qualifications

  • B.A (or equivalent) in Library and Information Science; Masters preferred

Professional Skills

  • Possess a high degree of fluency and accuracy in written and spoken English

  • Able and willing to stay up-to-date with IB school library standards and best practices, as well as about age-appropriate literature for grades 9-12

  • Highly skilled in computers, particularly with databases, social media, and internet

  • Possess a strong interest and confidence in teaching and learning

  • Skilled in working with teams, as well as being independent, self-directed and creative

  • Strong leadership skills to motivate and support supervisees

  • Enthusiastic about interacting with grade 9-12 students from diverse backgrounds, and have a strong desire to be of service to students and teachers

  • Excellent verbal/non-verbal communication and interpersonal skill

  • Experience with cross-cultural integration and adjustment

  • Dedicated with plenty of energy 

  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources 

Professional Experience

  • Experience working in a school library, including teaching information and digital literacy; knowledge of IB programs and resources, as well as experience in acquiring library and textbook resources are valued
  • Experienced working with youth ages 10-18
  • Experience working with library systems management, including cataloging and classifying; experience with KOHA is valued
  • Experience as an effective supervisor



  • Support KIS guiding principles

  • Develop and teach the one semester course, Information and Digital Literacy, to students in grades 9 and 11

Head of Department: 

  • Supervise all staff in the K-8 and High School Libraries
  • Prepare and maintain library budget
  • Develop and support library policies
  • Maintain the physical and the electronic library collection, as well as the textbook collection, and ensure that they meet the needs of all and is communicated and marketed properly
  • Ensure the library is well-designed, equipped and maintained to serve and encourage student and staff use, in collaboration with students and staff
  • Guide teachers who need help in the use of technology in the classroom; for example, set up blogs, introduce online collaborative tools etc.
  • Train teachers and students in the use of the physical and digital library resources
  • Keep the library website and Facebook page up-to-date and well-developed
  • Planning and ensuring the archives are well maintained and records are well preserved.
  • Ensuring all operations of the archives are effectively managed-this would include, liaising with donors and depositors of archives, preparing record-keeping systems and other responsibilities in relation to archives.
  • Support residential life of the school by chaperoning activities and sponsoring clubs
  • Fulfill any other duties assigned by the Principal

Application Process:

  1. Download Application Form >> KIS Administrative Position Application Form
  2. Fill-in the required information
  3. Use the form below to submit your application along with your resume

Please note that applications that do not include the application form and a resume will not be considered. 



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