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Al Rabeeh Academy is seeking enthusiastic, adaptable and committed Arabic speaking Librarian to manage the Primary and Secondary Library.Al Rabeeh Academy is a beautiful, purpose built school, opened in August 2017 and is a part of a growing network of schools. The Al Rabeeh name has been synonymous throughout the city for high quality education and pastoral care since 1979. Our school is a member of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) which provides excellent opportunities for inter-school competitions, tournaments and CPD.Al Rabeeh Academy is a bilingual private school from FS1 to Year 13, delivering the English National Curriculum, alongside Arabic.Successful applicants will need to understand the ethos and values of Al Rabeeh Academy, a school with a high population of Arabic speaking students. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, confident in establishing open communication with students and staff.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Library & Information Science, or equivalent diplomaGood computer and keyboard skillsMust be an Arabic speakerMinimum Experience:2 years experience in a school Library or Information Centre, including experience with various audio-visual formats and hardware.Responsibilities:· The Librarian is responsible for maintaining and operating the Library Management System (LMS) – Follett Destiny. This will involve the uploading/inputting of all patron information, accurately on Destiny, circulating the collection, and cataloguing locally obtained Library resources.· Maintain the environment of the Library and Independent Learning Centre (ILC) through displays, information posters, and brochures. Encourage users to respect the Library space and suggest ways that it can be improved.· Promote the use of Destiny Quest, the end-user interface for the Library Catalogue, through professional development sessions with Faculty and scheduled sessions with students.· Promote the use of the Library subscribed online databases.· Schedule and implement Library Orientation sessions for the students at the beginning of the academic year, reinforcing the Library Use Guidelines throughout the academic year through contact with Student Leadership and the Heads of the Schools· Liaise with the Academic Departments in the development and implementation of scheduled instruction sessions on Library Skills and Information and Research Skills for all High School students.· Disseminate information regarding newly acquired resources, potential acquisitions/subscriptions to Academic Department Heads.· Report any maintenance issues to facilities· Identify stationery and equipment requirements and use the established procurement procedures to order them.· Perform different tasks such as clerical, computer work, and light library maintenance.· Maintains, updates, and follows up on all acquisitions and subscriptions records, including purchase orders, invoices, receipts, etc., and notifies users regarding the status of their orders· Processes a variety of manual and electronic documents, files records for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.· Responsible for locating books and other publications for the borrowers and issue identification cards to borrowers according to procedures established. Make sure that the cards are filed accordingly into the library’s catalogue according to its system.· Deals directly with students and staff, via telephone and email inquiries regarding stock and location of itemsPackage includes:• Competitive salary• A limited contract• Medical insurance cover/life insurance• End of service gratuity• Visa arranged by the schoolApplicants should complete the application form on the TES website via the Quick Apply button. Please submit a CV of no more than 2 pages together with a recent photograph, and a scanned degree certificate.Please note that the school reserves the right to begin the recruitment process prior to the closing date. Therefore, candidates are recommended to submit their application as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted in Abu Dhabi or online with the Principal, Mr Riaan Huyser.While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Al Rabeeh Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening.Please view our website to confirm your choice of becoming a family member of this very special school where each and every child is a masterpiece.

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