Librarian

Greensprings School

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Greensprings School is an independent, non-partisan, day and boarding school for boys and girls from 18months - 18years. We encourage students to be lifelong learners by instilling in them great confidence, respect and a consciousness of the needs of society.

Greensprings School began in 1985 in the heart of Anthony Village, Lagos. Today, we have established another state of the art campus on the Lekki Peninsula in Lagos. The Greensprings Community places great value on character and moral education as well on academics achievements. Our unique education ensures that boys and girls learn in the words of our school song.

 

Job Summary
The purpose is to manage information and resources. Administer libraries and perform related library services. The Librarian will be generally responsible for selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services and also keeping the library users' needs in mind. 

Job Functions:

The job functions include but are limited to the following:

  • Selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources
  • Answering readers' enquiries
  • Using library systems and specialist computer applications
  • Liaising with departmental academic staff, external organisations and suppliers
  • Ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (eg staff and students)
  • Managing budgets and resources and promoting the library's resources to users
  • Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information.
  • Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies
  • Assemble and arrange display materials
  • Confer with teachers, parents, and community organizations to develop, plan, and conduct programs in reading, viewing, and communication skills.
  • Compile lists of overdue materials, and notify borrowers that their materials are overdue.
  • Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information.
  • Develop and index databases that provide information for library users. Develop information access aids such as indexes and annotated bibliographies, web pages, electronic pathfinders, and on-line tutorials.
  • Organize collections of books, publications, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for convenient access.
  • To undertake, where appropriate, other roles, which may arise either in the department or in the wider school environment.
  • Any other duties relating to the job as required from time to time by the Head of School /Principal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • B.Ed in Library Studies or any other related discipline. Minimum of Second Class Lower
  • Masters or Post Graduate qualification in a related subject is an added advantage
  • 3- 5 years professional experience .

Essential Values, Behaviors and Attitudes.

  • Teachers are expected to actively promote and demonstrate the five core values of the school:
  • Child centeredness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • The school expects teachers to uphold themselves in a manner that inspires and encourages outstanding behavior within the student body.
  • The school reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the school.
  • In some circumstances, the job holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar post in order to support workload peaks and skill shortages to ensure priorities are met.

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Summary

Company

Greensprings School

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Administration & Office Support and Education/Teaching/Training

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years