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IB Librarian(ID: 849)

Dehong Shanghai Chinese International SchoolShanghai


Dehong International Chinese School (the School) believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and that contributions should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. 

Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary responsibilities but not limit the employee nor the School to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the School that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization. 

Reporting to

Librarian/ Head of School

Additional Reports

Role Summary

Duties and Responsibilities A

Managing the circulation of the Library resources

Responsible for shelving and maintaining the materials in good order

Withdrawing materials from the collection (weeding) under the direction of the Librarian

Assisting with cataloguing new resources added to the Library collection, in particular books in Mandarin.

Processing new materials and preparing them for use. Repairing materials that have been damaged.

Operating the library management system (OPAC) and supporting its use by students

Responsible for overdue controls and reservations, providing lists, reminders and follow-up.

Helping Library patrons find materials to meet their needs

Assisting patrons to become proficient in using on-line Library resources

Encouraging pupils and staff to use the Library through a range of activities (CCAs)

Supporting the Librarian with the supervision of students using the Library before and after school as well as providing cover/assistance during break and lunchtime openings

Preparing display boards and materials for the promotion of the Library and its services

Work as part of a team and train Student Library Assistants.

Perform tasks and duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post

To undertake any reasonable request made by the line manager that ensures consistent delivery of service to the College (including emergency duty cover where required)

Duties and Responsibilities B

Develop supportive and safe learning environments

Dehong International Chinese School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.


A recognized certificate of higher education

Fluency in both English and Mandarin; good verbal and written communication skills

Familiarity with standard PC based information systems 

Good organizational skills with ability to work independently and as part of a team 

A basic understanding of pedagogy

Knowledge of children's literature

Some experience of Libraries and their organization

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